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Staff benefits update

30 Jul 2020

Benefits that help your mental, physical and financial wellbeing.

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Our Cycle to Work Scheme is a fantastic benefit to your physical and financial wellbeing and helps promote sustainable travel.  You're able to borrow up to £2,820 subject to affordability checks. The University is partnered with Cyclescheme and they have a network of over 2000 independent cycle stores nationwide, for you to select a bike and safety equipment that is right for your lifestyle.  You simply choose a bike from their retailers, hire it for 12 months from Cyclescheme via salary exchange payments (this helps you save 25-39%). When your hire agreement ends, you can keep your Cyclescheme package by making a small additional payment back to Cyclescheme. For more information read our detailed Cycle to Work guidance and watch this video from Cyclescheme.


Did you know you can access a number of health cash plans via our health offers in UniDiscounts? These help you save on optical and dental costs plus other services such as osteopathy, chiropractic and physiotherapy.

Many of you have been making the most of opportunities to get outdoors recently. Teamwalking offers you 10% discount on their range of valley, hill or mountain walking experiences and their online shop.

You can save 10% on Forest Holidays. They have almost 600 cabins in 11 stunning forest locations across the UK. Whether you need a restful break, a moment of calm or a safe way to keep your mini explorers entertained, they are ready when you are.

Visit UniDiscounts for the full range of offers.

Highlights from Wider Wallet

Check out the latest offers with Wider Wallet. The standard ecode discount with Sainsbury is being boosted for a limited time – great for saving money on your “big shop”!

Wider Wallet has an exclusive discount with Haven holidays helping save you more than the published prices. Haven's 36 holiday parks are nestled in beautiful coastal locations around the UK - all you've got to do is decide whether you want a self-catering holiday in one of the luxury caravans, or bring your very own caravan or tent and enjoy a holiday in the landscaped camping areas. All of the parks have great activities and entertainment for all kids – big ones and little ones. You don’t even need to leave your four legged-friend behind as they've got dog friendly accommodation options. Check out the park’s pages to see what they’ve got to offer. Caravan parks and camping have become more popular during the current restrictions as give families a safer way to have a socially distant holiday.

Merlin attractions are open across the country including Manchester’s Legoland and Sea Life Aquarium. Off peak tickets start at £7.92 for children.

If you haven’t registered please copy the Access Code S439777W and paste in the New Member Registration Box on the Wider Wallet link.

Your wellbeing benefits

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

Visit UoM’s Sport pages on Facebook and Instagram for information on the latest Zoom sessions. 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.

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.