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Staff Benefits Update – 19 December 2018

19 Dec 2018

It’s the last staff benefits update of 2018!

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Cinema Society

Your Cinema Society membership means that you can save up to 40% of the cost of your cinema tickets this Christmas, and there are some amazing film releases for you to choose from. Over Christmas you could save on family friendly blockbuster films like Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman and Bumblebee. It’s so easy to get reduced tickets. Just register with the Cinema Society and when you want to go to the cinema you just select the cinema you wish to have a voucher. When you have paid you receive a digital code which you can then use in the booking pages of your cinema website and you are done!

M&S Opticians

M&S Opticians are offering all University of Manchester employees, plus their friends and family, a FREE eye test worth £20 plus 10% off all purchases at their new M&S Opticians within the Market St store. Visit the M&S Opticians page for information on how to book your exclusive free eye test and find out more about our new range of affordable eye care services.


You can receive an extra 20% off using the Hotpoint Privilige Club between now and 31st December 2018.

Snuggleboo – supporting We Love Manchester Fund

Snuggleboo is auctioning a Manchester City signed bee to raise funds for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, before it closes at the end of January 2019. 

University carol service

The popular University Carol Service will be taking place on Thursday December 20 at 1pm in Whitworth Hall.

Wellbeing 2019

Looking ahead to the new year, our January wellbeing lecture will be delivered by wellbeing coach and personal trainer, Gemma Dale, and will explore how managers can help their teams to thrive at work and support a culture of wellbeing.  The lecture will look at a range of practical actions managers can take to ensure their teams are working well together, including steps for enhancing individual wellbeing and having effective wellbeing conversations.  You can book for the lecture via Eventbrite.

More information

To keep saving money and discover the latest offers for you and your loved ones visit UniDiscounts or Wider Wallet.

Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!