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Staff benefits update

19 Nov 2020

Wellbeing inspiration, your giving and how to make savings with leading lifestyle cards

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TOTUM, previously known as NUS extra, is the #1 student discount card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1 year FREE ISIC - accepted in over 130 countries - unlocking over 42,000 international discounts. Staff are eligible join this scheme. Full joining instructions are on the Totum page.

With CSSC Sports and Leisure membership you’ll get access to a huge range of sports, leisure and health benefits at phenomenal prices. Plus, make great savings on online shopping, home fitness, and home entertainment. Membership starts from £4.25 per month and includes savings on your online shopping, energy bills, insurance and more, unlimited free entry to English Heritage and Cadw sites and a range of learning resources for adults and for children.

Payroll Giving

In the past 12 months up to 31 October you have made 5692 donations via the Payroll Giving Scheme and charities have received an incredible sum of £141,219.31. There will be more information about your generous donations on Giving Tuesday – Tuesday 1st December. Keep an eye out on StaffNet!


The next meeting of the University book club will take place (virtually) on Friday, 11 December, 12.30 – 1.30pm. As this falls in the festive period mulled wine, hot chocolate and a mince pie are being encouraged – and there’s bonus brownie points for decorations and Xmas trees! Initiated by Wellbeing Champion Dr Fiona Lynch, the book club is an opportunity to read something new or explore a genre you wouldn’t usually read. To help keep us active during the current national restrictions, UOM Sport have been running a 30 day challenge. There is still time to take part and the sessions are all free! To take part just download their timetable.

Visit staff wellbeing news for the latest updates and notifications of online events.

Local walks

Find a walking route to help explore your local area or somewhere new in Greater Manchester with Greater Manchester Walking. There is inspiration to keep you motivated during lockdown. The walking routes are graded too to help you pick a walk that suits your ability.

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