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Staff benefits update

16 Jun 2022

Jodrell Bank’s new First Light Pavilion and how you can save on visiting, other discounts and disability support

Lovell Telescope in early evening sky

Jodrell Bank is an amazing, unique, and awe-inspiring place. A world-leading deep-space radio observatory, UNESCO World Heritage Site, cultural venue, and award-winning national visitor attraction. You can now uncover the inspirational heritage of Jodrell Bank in the new First Light Pavilion

The pavilion has been designed as a grassy mound rising from the landscape. You’ll find a bold new exhibition telling the pioneering stories of the scientists and engineers that made history. Explore interactive displays, projections and artefacts as you journey from the early post-war days of Jodrell Bank, through the heights of the Space Race and the depths of the Cold War, to today’s world-leading discoveries.

University staff can access 15% off Annual Tickets for Jodrell Bank. Discount does not apply to Dome Show bookings or car parking charges. You can also save a further 10% in the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop (and online shop) and their cafes. Full details of how to access these discounts.

Other discounts

With Father’s Day this weekend, you can make last minute savings via the Vivup Lifestyle Savings employee benefits to access hundreds of high street savings via instant discounts and evouchers. There are also some local and national discounts via UniDiscounts. One of the highlights this week is being able to save 25% this month with the Hotpoint Privilege Club using the latest code. With the ever popular Cinema Society you can save up to 40% on cinema tickets.

Hidden disabilities support

Did you know that The University of Manchester is registered as a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme?

The scheme exists to support those with non-visible disabilities such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, sight or hearing loss. Wearing the Sunflower lanyard enables individuals to discreetly indicate that they have an invisible disability and may need additional assistance, kindness, or simply a little more time.

In association with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower the University has made some very short videos available on Blackboard that explain the meaning behind the Sunflower logo and what you should do if you come across someone who needs assistance.

If you need any support for any type of disability there is fantastic support available via DASS.

For more information visit staff benefits and wellbeing