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Staff Benefits Update

13 Feb 2020

Valentines is on the way and it’s time to share the love!

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You can access 10% savings on floral gifts with Venus Florists. Venus is a leading name in Manchester floristry. Each of their designs is unique, hand created for you by their qualified and experienced team using the best flowers and foliage sourced from all over the world.

For those of you planning a wedding and need a photographer, our occasions offers include Dave and Nines, Kate Scott Photography and Luma Wedding Videography offer special rates for staff.

If you want to show appreciation to a friend or loved one, FriendinaBox offer beautiful gift boxes that can be delivered around the world. The boxes are intended to be uplifting and supportive.

A new summary of all discounts is now available.

Cycle to Work

Our Cycle to Work Scheme limit is increasing today from £1,000 to £2,820 in line with the Annual Season Ticket Loan Scheme. This fantastic change will support staff being able to access electric bikes mobility bikes, higher quality bikes and safety equipment.

Payroll Giving

This Valentine's why not share the love by donating to your favourite charity via our Payroll Giving Scheme. The average monthly donations are now £11,050 which is benefitting local, national and international communities.


The next lecture in the wellbeing series will be Jackie Le Fevre talking about wellbeing and values. Book here. Wellbeing Lectures for March – May have also just been released.

The MCRStrollers are leading a Rainbow Ramble on Thursday 13th February. Don your rainbow laces and enjoy a stroll round campus whilst learning about LGBT History. Meet under the John Owens Arch for noon. Walk will be approx 60 mins. Rainbow laces available from Follow the link for more details on LGBT History Month.

The staff wellbeing calendar covering listings up to July 2020 is available on the staff wellbeing website.

Prize draw

For Valentine’s Day you have the chance to win a Be Kind To Yourself FriendinaBox. To be in with a chance, just answer the following question:

Q. St Valentine is the patron saint of lovers, epilepsy and….

a) Beekeepers

b) Expensive chocolate

Email by midnight on 19th February. Please mark the subject Beekeeper and provide your contact info.

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