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Staff benefits update 6th December 2018

05 Dec 2018

Discover some festive fun on campus and Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the bank!

Christmas scene


Blackwell’s, our on-campus bookshop is offering 15% off to University staff between the 3rd-8th December! They have a great selection of books, gifts, Christmas cards and wrap. Download the offer for terms and conditions. Please remember to show your staff ID card!

Christmas gift ideas

The Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester Museum both offer 10% staff discount off their amazing range of gifts. Super Break  offers discounts on their gift vouchers . The vouchers are available in denominations of £10, £25, £50 and £100. They a great way to let loved ones choose their own Super Break or experience.

Entertainment and leisure

It's a great time to take the family to the cinema – but it can be an expensive trip out with treats. Remember to use your Cinema Society membership to save up to 40% on your chosen cinema booking.

Martin Harris Centre

The Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama is a performance space situated at the heart of The University of Manchester’s campus. The Centre hosts new and emerging artists, as well as more established, internationally renowned figures. They also have free concerts on Thursdays.

Manchester’s Christmas markets

The Christmas markets will run to Saturday 22nd December, with the market in Albert Square opening for an extra day on Sunday 23rd December. All the markets open at 10am and close at 8pm except Albert Square which closes at 9pm. has more information and a trail map.

Save a date for festive fun

Dec 11th – Last Street Market for 2018 on Bridgford Street, 11.30am – 2.30pm

Dec 14th - Festive Sing Along Relaxed Performance Martin Harris Centre (13:10 - 14:00)

Dec 20thCarol Service (1pm – Whitworth Hall)

More information

Keep up to date by visiting the Staff Benefits pages.