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Christmas and New Year offers for staff

01 Dec 2011

Christmas wine tasting * Elegant house party at Great John Street Hotel * Touch VIP Card * KRO Piccadilly Christmas bar offer

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Christmas wine tasting

Gerrard Seel will be holding a wine tasting event on Wednesday 14 December to introduce their excellent range of wines. The tasting will take place at the elegant Christie’s Bistro in the Old Quadrangle from 4.30 pm to 7.30pm.

Tickets are limited to the first 50 applicants and are available now at Christie’s Bistro. The tasting is free of charge, but a payment of £10.00 per person is required to cover the cost of the food provided.

An exclusive invitation to an elegant house party at Great John Street (GJS) Hotel to welcome in the New Year

Making use of the entire town house hotel from the Rooftop Lounge and Terrace to the Oyster Bar, the party will feature live entertainment – two DJs and a live soul/funk and Motown band - throughout the evening. It’s your own house party with friends - all the fun without the stress!

Arrive to a glass of bubbles at 7.30pm. Enjoy festive grilled fish and meats served from the BBQ between 8.30- 9.30pm (vegetarian options available). Then celebrate and dance until 3am.

Dress code - think chic smart (no jeans or trainers).

Tickets - £65 per person. Accommodation is available upon request at additional cost (subject to availability on a first come, first served basis).

Tickets for this exclusive event are limited. Tickets must be pre-paid upon booking and are non-refundable/non-transferable. All vegetarian and special dietary requirements must be stated when booking.

To make a booking, e-mail:

With love from GJS & City Scene

Great John Street Hotel,
Great John Street, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FD (Opposite Granada TV)

Touch VIP Card

Touch VIP are providing another fantastic offer on their popular lifestyle card to University of Manchester staff for £15 a year (instead of £35 per year).

Whether you are looking to treat yourself or the family the Touch Card really does have something for everyone - offering you huge discounts in Manchester’s best restaurants, bars, salons, spas, entertainment/activity venues and accommodation.

With many offers of 50% and unlimited 2-4-1’s a Touch membership can realistically save you over £20 with each use. Members often save £100’s each month without compromising on their family and social life!!

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The card also makes an ideal Christmas gift!

Join now at:

Terms and conditions

Staff can buy more than one card. For multiple purchases, email:

KRO – Piccadilly Christmas Bar offer

KRO are operating an outdoor Christmas bar in Piccadilly Gardens from Friday 25 November until 24 December and we would like to offer staff 50p off a drink at this bar when they show a valid University staff card.  

KRO Club Card holders will receive £1 off each drink.

University of Manchester staff can receive a free KRO Club Card which will provide additional savings with BOGOF on Danish classics, burgers and cocktails. There are also savings to be made on draught beers and Sunday roasts. Visit any KRO with your staff ID card and fill out a membership card. You will then be able to access discounts and receive updates on monthly offers.