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Staff benefits update

16 Jul 2020

This week are some ways to save if you are planning or rejigging your holidays, wanting new outdoor equipment or want to send gifts to friends. There are also updates on ways you can support your wellbeing while at home.

Welsh coast

Undiscounts still has a wide range of offers for you including travel, special occasions, fitness, health and outdoor savings. Coastal Treats specialise in cottages on the Welsh coastline and offer you 10% discount. Not Just Travel can help you find that perfect holiday, but can also provide complex arrangements, group travel, tours, sports, weddings and other tailor-made bespoke packages for you. Visit the travel discounts for more information.

Sadly, both Hoseasons and are withdrawing their staff discounts from midnight this Friday (17th June) due to the impact of Covid. They have also withdrawn the offer to our discount partners Wider Wallet. We will be looking at ways to expand our travel UniDiscounts in the coming weeks and months.

If you want to reach out to family, a friend or colleague you are missing, FriendinaBox gift boxes make a lovely alternative to flowers.  They have 40 thoughtful gift boxes between £10 and £38, for men and women, that suit all occasions and even life’s harder moments (stress, anxiety, bereavement). The “typewritten” letter which accompanies each box means you are not limited to a short message. You also can receive 10% discount.

Many of you are now spending a lot more time outdoors. With UniDiscounts you are entitled to a 15% discount at Outdoor & Cycle Concepts group stores: Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock, Runners Need and Cycle Surgery. If you wish to benefit from the partnership discount code must sign up to our Explore More benefits scheme. It’s completely free of charge and the discount is valid across all our brands.

Highlights from Wider Wallet

With everything that has gone on this year it’s important to stay positive. Many of you are now planning or rejigging your holidays and there is still time for inspiration from Wider Wallet. They have offers with Tui, Holiday Extras, Haven, Forest Holidays and James Villa Holidays.

University staff have free access to Wider Wallet which provides a wide range of better-than-public deals. You can access the secure staff registration code via this link. Other offers this week include Samsung wearables and phones as well as Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and so many more!

Your wellbeing benefits

Visit staff wellbeing news for the latest updates and notifications of online events. These include:

  • Lunchtime mindfulness sessions
  • Online book club
  • Wellbeing webinars
  • How to support your wellbeing at work

The Counselling and Mental Health Service has moved workshop programme online. Sessions will include live Zoom versions of the following workshops: Calm Your Brain, Overcoming low mood and Developing resilience in challenging times.

You can follow UOMSport on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for their fantastic range of videos of exercises to follow. The staff wellbeing pages has a range of links and signposts specifically to support you during the Covid crisis.

Keep well and keep up to date with all your benefits and wellbeing options.