DMU Rewards

Cut price cinema tickets for DMU staff

DMU has teamed up with one of our strategic partners to launch a new loyalty card. To view more information please click on the link above.

Protect your no claims

To further complement its current rewards and benefits package, DMU is now offering salaried staff the opportunity to join a scheme which offers them protection against costs they may incur if their car is damaged while parked, or commuting to and from, DMU.

DMU lifestyle hub

Lifestyle is a portal that enables DMU employees to access (free of charge) a wide range of discounts or retail cards. There are approximately 9000 discounts at any one time and range from money of shopping vouchers to reloadable store cards, to travel and attraction discounts (and much more). For more details, DMU employees can register using their employee number at DMU Rewards or visit our Facebook Twitter pages.


DMU staff can save more than £1,195 a year  thanks the childcare vouchers available through DMU Rewards. Apply online or by calling 0800 161 3042. You can also text ‘childcare’ and ‘your name’ to 81025 and a Childcareplus representative will call you to discuss the scheme.

There are changes coming in 2015, for more details, please click here.

Private Healthcare Scheme

You can join (at your own expense) the British Universities Private Medical Insurance Plan. Pre-existing medical conditions will be excluded from benefit for the first two years (unless you’ve been with us for less than 30 days).

Staff Health Checks

Cholesterol tests, blood pressure, resting pulse rate, fat analysis/body mass index, lung function tests, allergy and dermatitis checks, audiometry and general health discussions are all available, free of charge, from our Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing Department. 

Please ring extension 8365 to book an appointment. 

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre

Our fantastic leisure centre offers 6 and 12 month memberships from £60 to £240. You can pay for membership via the salary deduction scheme.

Free Library Membership

DMU staff can borrow from the library to support teaching and research. Visiting and affiliated staff may be granted borrower status free of charge subject to a confirmation letter from the relevant Head of Department or Dean of Faculty.

Access to IT Software and Equipment

DMU staff are able to take advantage of two schemes which give them access to IT Equipment and Software at discounted prices. This can be obtained through Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.

NUS Extra Discount Card

DMU staff can claim a student discount at hundreds of retailers for just £12 a year! Visit the website to register.

External discounts

DMU staff can also get discounts from a number of local and national organisations, including exclusive ticket deals with our partners at Leicester City Football Club and  Leicester Tigers.

Cycle2work and CyclePlus

This salary sacrifice scheme allows you make a saving of 32% on the cost of any bike, up to the value of £1,000 at either Halfords, or a number of local bike shops.

The "window" will be open on 27th June and 22nd July 2016.

Public transport discounts

Claim 10% off bus and train tickets by signing up to Smartgo Leicester. Use as the Employer’s Contact Email when you register.

Travelling to work

In line with our sustainable travel plans, we have a range of affordable options, discounts and schemes which support your travel to work options. Visit our staff travel pages for more information.

Staff Social Committee

The Staff Social Committee (SCC) is run by a group of staff from across the university, to enhance the social environment for staff at DMU and allow them to get involved in a range of activities and events with colleagues.

From theatre trips and ghost walks to craft sessions and much more, the SSC offer great discounts on a range of social events, along with the occasional free ticket. For a list of current events and to purchase, please click here.

They meet regularly to consider ideas and attempt to offer a variety of events and activities, however if you have any ideas which you would like them to consider or have any feedback on past events please let them know.

If you wish to enquire about joining the Staff Social Committee or have any questions about any upcoming events please contact us at


DMU is dedicated to ensuring higher education is fundamental to bringing about positive change for the public good. Therefore we have set ourselves a challenge to raise £5,000 in 12 months to enable us to buy and gift a guide dog. View our progress by clicking on the link above.


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