NUS Extra Card

As a member of Students’ Union staff you can purchase a one or three year NUS extra card at the same price as students and benefit from all its discounts and offers. For more information and to purchase a card visit

You will need a photo to upload and to use your University email address; you can choose which course you want to be recorded as studying to complete the process. You can also purchase a one year card from the Students’ Union Reception.

Travel Benefits

Students’ Union staff can take advantage of the University discounted staff travel offers covering NCT, Trent Barton, NET Tram, Robin Hood Card (formerly Kangaroo), Yourbus and East Midland Trains.  For more information check out University Staff Discounted Travel.

Cycle Schemes

Students’ Union staff can access the University’s Staff Cycle Scheme. They offer two Cycle to Work schemes.

Uses a range of local bike shops Evans

Cycles Ride-to-Work scheme
Through all Evans Cycles shops and Evans Cycles mail order service

Operated on a salary sacrifice basis, these schemes allow you to hire a bike and equipment from the University for twelve months. After this period the University may, at its discretion, transfer ownership to you. You may receive Income Tax and National Insurance savings through the salary sacrifice scheme. For more information visit the University’s Staff Cycle Scheme web pages.

In addition your bike can have routine maintenance checks completely free of charge through the University’s ‘Doctor Bike’ sessions, held throughout the year and advertised via the daily ‘In the Loop’ University staff news.

Students’ Union Shop (Spar)

Need a pick me up coffee or energy drink, or to cook a meal for four, then head to the SU Shops where you can benefit from a 10% discount on non-tobacco products in our Jubilee and Portland Shops – just show your staff badge.

Blackwell’s Bookshop

Love reading, want to study something or fancy a nice treat? As a Students’ Union staff member you can benefit from a 10% discount at Blackwell’s in Portland Building.  Just show your name badge/University staff card at the till.

Childcare Support

Childcare Vouchers are an employee benefit for all eligible working parents.  They’re a Government-approved, tax-efficient way of paying for childcare. You can exchange part of your gross salary for childcare vouchers and that amount is tax-free and exempt from National Insurance contributions (NI) enabling you to make savings each year. The Union has an arrangement through Edenred for you to access childcare vouchers which will continue until October 2018 when the government will make changes to the arrangements.  You can contact Edenred and choose the Join Now link for the Edenred Childcare Voucher Scheme and use our unique scheme ID number, UNIV9241.

If you prefer or if Childcare Vouchers are not available to you as a new joiner after October 2018, you can see if you may be assisted by the Tax-Free Childcare Scheme –


If you are a permanent member of staff, then you can take advantage of discounts on Microsoft Office products through the University arrangements.

For more information go to and enter your username followed by (but NOT your password). As soon as you move to the password box it will redirect you to a University branded web page in which you should enter your University username and password as normal. From there follow the same instructions as for postgraduate taught students.

For this purpose, permanent staff are defined as those with a z as the third character of their username, e.g. oszbt9. If you are unsure of your entitlement to this software please contact the IT Service Desk.

Eye Tests

Staff who are identified as a DSE (Display Screen Equipment) ‘user’ are entitled to obtain eye tests under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 2002.

A ‘user’ is someone who operates display screen equipment ‘as a significant part of their normal work’.  This is usually interpreted as continuous intensive use for more than about an hour on most days of the week.

You should ensure you complete a Work Station Assessment which includes DSE Users annually or when you move workstations/office.

You can get details on your free eye test plus a discount on the price of any glasses you require here –

Please use your University log in details to access and ask a member of the HR team if you have any further questions.