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Staff benefits update – 23 August 2017

23 Aug 2017

As the summer holidays are coming to a close for some of you and your families so we have travel, entertainment, home, food and drink offers!



You can save 15% by booking directly online with Central Edinburgh Hotels and you will receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in the bedroom for arrival. Each of their stylish Edinburgh city centre hotels is different in design allowing you to find the perfect bedroom to suit your taste, style and budget. All offering comfort with complimentary Wi-Fi.  You can choose from the Inn on the Mile, the Grassmarket, The Scotsman, Murrayfield Hotel and House and Stay Central.  All have excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. 


Did you know that plants can help to reduce stress? Studies have apparently shown that people who work in environments with plants have lower blood pressure and lower heart rates! Treebay is an independent plant seller and they are offering you 10% discount when purchasing from their stall in Chorlton. 

Food and drink

Adam Reid is offering a 4 course menu and complimentary cocktail for £45. (Tues – Thurs evenings between 5.30pm and 6.45pm). Please book via our special link. One of our regular discount providers, City Scene, has an offer for the restaurant, Grafene. 50% off on 31st Aug & 1st Sept if you contact City Scene.


If you want chilly fun, University staff can save 20% off on Snowpark, Tasters, Beginner Level's 1, 2 & 3 and Beginner Day Lessons at Chill Factore. Or why not head to the Trafford Golf Centre and get four x 30 minute golf lessons and an amazing £35 of ball credit all for £99.  This package includes 3 lessons with all senior coaches.

The UniDiscounts are discounts that the University has negotiated for you, many from local suppliers.  Wider Wallet is a private discount and benefits package that you have privileged access to.  It has a tempting package of discounts from leading high street stores and services - all designed to make your money stretch further! If you haven’t registered for your free membership yet, you can sign up here.

Keep up to date with all your benefits and discounts via Staff benefits. Enjoy the Bank Holiday and the next update will be Wednesday 6th September.