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Staff benefits and wellbeing update

01 Dec 2021

Update on Giving Tuesday, our Vivup benefits platform, Christmas shopping weekend at Jodrell Bank, wellbeing and Christmas appeals


Tuesday 30 December was Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving. On that day Fabienne Clough from Shelter joined us to talk about the work they do to support people affected by the housing emergency across Manchester and how your donations via our payroll giving scheme over the past 12 months make a difference in their work. 

Your giving during the past 12 months has been exceptional. In the last 12 months (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2021) over £145,627.55 alone has been donated to great causes. This is the highest 12 month total since the payroll giving scheme relaunched in 2014.

The most popular charities being supported by the Payroll Giving Scheme include Shelter, Oxfam, Unicef UK, WaterAid, Cancer Research UK, RSPCA, Save the Children Fund, Macmillan Cancer Support, RSPCA and Street Support Network. Read more on the Giving Tuesday page.

Jodrell Bank

If you fancy a Christmas shop with a difference, head to Jodrell Bank’s Christmas Weekend on 4-5 December or check out The Jodrell Bank Christmas Shop which has some extra-special, out-of-this-world gift ideas, from toddling space explorers to fully-grown astronauts.  There is 10% discount in the Jodrell Bank gift shop, online or in person, for all UoM staff. The code to use online is SPACE10. When purchasing in person, remember to bring your staff card!


Our Home and Electronics employee benefit gives you access to thousands of home and technology must haves from both John Lewis & Partners and Currys, Whether you want to upgrade a home appliance, spruce up your space with new DIY tools or start getting organised for the festive season, your Home and Electronics employee benefit makes it more manageable by enabling you to spread the cost of items through monthly salary reductions. To access this benefit and the full range of lifestyle benefits you’ll need to be registered on our Vivup benefits website, so if you haven’t yet done so register now at . You will need to enter your employee/payroll number when registering for the first time.  You can find this on your payslip online or staff ID card.  All orders up to 11pm on 14/12/21 will be processed in time for Christmas delivery.


Christmas appeals

For further information see staff benefits and wellbeing.