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Staff benefits update – 11 October

11 Oct 2018

You can now save money with the EE mobile network via Voice Mobile, save on healthcare costs with Medicash, sign up for wellbeing courses plus the Staff Wellbeing Fair

Staff benefits

Home Services

Voice Mobile offer exclusive mobile phone deals on the EE network, supplying all the latest and most popular handsets, and saving on average 28% compared to EE direct*. As an EE approved premier partner you can still be part of the UK’s largest and most reliable network, which comes with additional benefits such as six months free Apple Music , free BT Sport , Wi-Fi calling and Data Gifting. Voice Mobile has previously been awarded “Best Dealer” at the Mobile News Awards, and EE has been awarded the UK’s No.1 network by RootMetrics for the fifth year in a row - for overall performance, reliability and speed.


University staff can now access the Medicash Active Plan from as little £6.95 per month.  You can receive cash back on 100% of all your healthcare bills such as optical, dental, physiotherapy and complementary therapies and more via the Active Plan. This means that you can organise your finances and have the peace of mind that your healthcare worries are being taken care of and be able to seek early intervention with physiotherapy and have the costs reimbursed. They have various plan to suit your circumstances. Medicash also pays out for alternative therapies including homeopathy, reflexology, Bowen & Alexander technique, Indian head massage, reiki and hypnotherapy as part of a treatment plan.

Our Be Active sessions next 8 week block will run between 15 October - 7 December 2018. You can pick from a wide range of different classes such as Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Kettlebell and many more.

Staff Wellbeing Fair

Medicash and Simplyhealth (another one of our Healthcare Cash Plan providers) and the Be Active Team will be at the University’s Staff Wellbeing Fair on 30 October, Whitworth Hall, 12pm until 2pm, where there will be lots of freebies and prize draws.  Three of the University choirs - the CEAS Choir (School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science), Let’s Sing Wellbeing Choir and the Library Choir will be each singing a number of tunes during the event to uplift your spirits and boost your wellbeing.

Locally-based chocolatier In Truffle We Trust will also be attending the Fair. This will give you the opportunity to buy Christmas gifts. They supply leading fine dining restaurants and are gaining global interest. They carefully source and combine the freshest and finest ingredients and also have gluten free and vegan ranges. Apparently luxury chocolate is actually a healthy and nutritious food. It is rich in anti-oxidant flavanols, dark chocolate and cocoa also contain high levels of magnesium and vitamins A and B12, whilst at the same time being low in cholesterol. 

Entertainments and leisure

As the main theme park season draws to a close, Merlin will have a number of special events to celebrate. Book your tickets to any of the Merlin Attractions online or by phone.


Hotel Exclusives has a number of fantastic offers including Marrakech: 4* All-Inclusive Getaway for 7 Nights from £298 and you can book 2019 for just £19 deposit with Offer ends ends 12 October. Discover more with the travel UniDiscounts

Food & drink

Discover how you can save with tastecard.  You can enjoy 50% off the food bill or 2 for 1 meals and with tastecard+ you can save on cinema tickets, days out, hotel stays and much more!  By joining you can also download the free app. The offer window lasts until the 9th November. Find out more on all our food discounts or meet them at the Staff Wellbeing Fair. 

Prize draw

Friendinabox sends thoughtful gifts and treats in an eye-catching blue letterbox-friendly box to anywhere in the world. Staff Wellbeing are currently running a prize draw to win a FriendinBox Little Lykke gift box. You can access 10% staff discount via Unidiscounts and they will be at the Staff Wellbeing Fair on the 30th October so you can have the opportunity to buy direct on the day for yourself or a loved one.

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