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Staff benefits update – 10 May 2017

11 May 2017

This week there discounts for Blackwell’s, the Palace Theatre, childcare saving options, the ever popular travel offers plus a chance to win a day pass to the Aquatics Centre!

Blackwell's bookshop

Blackwell’s

While current works are ongoing at the University precinct Blackwell’s has relocated to a purpose built space between Arthur Lewis and the Bridgford building. Just show your Staff ID card and receive 10% discount.

Theatre

There is an offer for Million Dollar Quartet that is coming to The Palace Theatre on Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May.

On 4 December 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life, featuring hits like Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.  If you are heading to London, West End Theatre has savings on Carousel, 42nd Street, Terence Rattigan’s Love in Idleness and Beautiful the Carole King musical. 

Travel

Amazing deals in the UK and worldwide from £78pp with HotelExclusives. Within the UK they have stunning hotels in amazing locations including Devon, Algarve, Worcestershire, Tenerife & more.  This week SuperBreak brings you 10 fantastic Prague offers and for all customers booking 2 nights or more they will receive a free Lonely Planet Prague book.

Family friendly

The University offer two on-site nurseries and childcare vouchers to support you with childcare.  You can now access discount at Kids Planet Day Nursery at Salford Quays. Kids Planet is the number one Nursery Group as per Nursery World, with 18 locations and the winner of NMT Nursery Group of the year. Find out more about them here.

Wider Wallet

Spring in to a new you with discounts for online courses, a new hobby, a new outfit or maybe spring clean your insurance. Wider Wallet has also partnered with Fitness First to provide you with discount off your monthly membership and 2 night breaks at Champneys. You can also save with Hidden Retreats, an ABTA and ATOL licensed travel agency and tour operator specialising in bespoke, luxury travel and holidays of a life time working in partnership with the UK’s most well-known and trusted travel providers, such as Kuoni, Virgin & Sandals.  If you haven’t registered yet you can access the secure Wider Wallet registration code via this link.

Aquatics Centre day passes

Courtesy of our friends in SPORT we have 12 Guest Passes for the Aquatics Centre for those who want to use the facilities for the first time.  The centre offers a range of facilities including three top quality gyms, a 50m swimming pool which can be split into two pools (a 25m and a 23m), a diving pool, extensive fitness class programme and a health suite. With the pass you can try their facilities for free and enjoy the full benefits of a prepaid membership for a whole day. With a wide range of activities including exercise classes, gym and swimming you’re bound to find something.  For a chance to win a free day pass just answer the simple question below:

Q. The Aquatics Centre was purpose built for the Commonwealth Games in what year?

a. 2002

b. 1902

Email your answer to staffbenefits@manchester.ac.uk using the subject ‘Aquatics’ and providing your contact details. Closing date is noon on 16/5. Winners will be notified on 17 May.

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