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Staff benefits update

27 Jun 2019

Benefits, discounts and wellbeing plus the latest prize draw!

Vintage Fiat 500


Thank you scheme

Our new thank you eCards provide you with a quick and easy way to easily thank each other colleagues by sending on online card. Our eCards enable you to easily select one of ten designs and add a detailed personal message. Why not show your appreciation today!

Payroll giving

Our Payroll Giving Scheme enables you to donate to your favourite charity on a regular or one-off basis by automatic deductions from your monthly pay.  A monthly gift of £10 from your take-home pay to your chosen charity will be automatically boosted to £12.50 if you are a 20% rate tax payer and £16.66 if you’re a 40% rate tax payer.  You’re phenomenal generosity so far has pushed donations over the £1 million barrier! 


The sunshine has arrived but if it is too hot for you this weekend (!) you can visit the Chill Factore and save 20% on Taster lessons, Lift passes (Guests who can already ski and board), Snow Park (Ice Luge, Sledging and Downhill Donuts), Day Lessons and Level 1/2/3 (1 hour 50 minutes). 

If you visit the Travel UniDiscounts you can save on leading brands. Super Break and Hotel Exclusives have extra special offers on this week. and Hoseasons continue to be massively popular with you with their wide range of options and prices to suit all.

Family friendly discounts include savings on Activate Camps that provide summer camps for children, Baby2Sleep sleep packages, ante natal classes with the Daisy Foundation, Frankie and Bennies and the Gro Company who have a range of Grobags to support keeping baby at the right temperature throughout the year.

Visit the occasions unidiscounts for Virgin Experience Days have inspirational ideas from driving and hot air balloons, through to relaxing classics like spa days and Michelin-starred fine dining, there’s an experience to suit all tastes and occasion and you can save 20% using the special link. Fiat 500 Hire is a UK network of classic Fiat 500s available for hire for weddings or events. If you’re  looking for something a bit different, it’s the ideal wedding car and will turn heads for all the right reasons, making your day extra special. A vintage blue Fiat 500 covers the Manchester area, and you can receive an exclusive 10% discount.

The Manchester Movement Unit based at MMU’s Birley Campus has updated their offers as the Undergraduates Clinic has ended for 2018/19. New offers for the summer include physiotherapy, acupuncture and pilates.


The Be Active Summer programme launches on 7th July until the end of August. There are class for beginners right up to high intensity workouts! During the last year the wellbeing team have been working hard to enhance the programme of staff wellbeing activity and they would like to know what you would like to see included in plans for 2019/20. You can get involved on The Hive and share your ideas, comments and votes before the campaign closes on Friday 7 July.

Prize draw

The Staff Wellbeing Team is running a prize draw to win a “Happy” FriendinaBox gift.  The draw closes on 2 July – so get your answer in soon!

Further information

Keep up to date with all your wellbeing, benefits, payroll giving and staff recognition schemes via