Human Resources

My Benefits

Information about the range of benefits and entitlements available to current members of University staff.

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Health and Wellbeing
 
Staff Discounts
 
 Pensions
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Leave
 
Travel
 
Family Friendly

 

Health and Wellbeing

  • Gym and Sports facilities The University has an onsite gym, fitness classes and sports facilities available for staff. We have discounted membership for staff including our monthly salary sacrifice Staff Deduction scheme. For only £16.99 per month our membership includes unlimited gym use, over 50 classes a week, racket sports as well as free access to our tracking app UOP Gym worth £60.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) RehabWorks Ltd (Workplace Wellness) offers a free, confidential Helpline which provides unlimited access to information, advice and support, and onward referral to telephone or face-to-face counselling where appropriate. The service is designed to help deal with a range of problems, no matter how big or small, which may affect your personal life or performance at work.
  • Dentistry The Dental Academy provides dental care by students to patients who do not currently have a dentist and who are available for multiple, potentially long appointments during the day. You can check on the NHS Dental Helpline website to find out if the Academy is currently taking on new patients.
  • Bupa University Scheme New Bupa University Scheme, offered by Uni-Health and available to all University staff and their families. Some of the benefits include: Comprehensive Cover including Full In-patient & Out-patient Cover / Full Cancer Cover / Full UK Hospital Cover / University discount. Visit www.uni-health.co.uk or call 01929 477 318 for further information.
  • Chaplaincy The Chaplaincy is available to staff and students, offering a sanctuary room as a quiet place for reflection and prayer, as well as Islamic prayer rooms, or just providing a quiet space to have a tea or coffee. The Chaplaincy also run regular events and provide information and support for all.
  • DSE Sight Test If you are a regular user of display screen equipment, then you are entitled to a free eye test at Specsavers and a voucher worth £45 towards the cost of spectacles if they are required.

Staff Discounts

  • MyDiscounts- Provides employees access to a variety of savings across hundreds of retailers, offering great discounts, cashback savings and offers across hundreds of high street brands, travel, tickets and much, much more. Our Staff Discount Portal page has more information.
  • Tuition Fees Discount- Staff discount on tuition fees of 30 per cent is also available on tuition fees for children of staff. This applies to undergraduate and postgraduate taught, full-time and part-time study. The detailed conditions and how to apply are set out in the Tuition Fee Discounts Policy (pdf).
  • The NUS extra (Totum) card is free for staff who are employed on 1 October 2018 or who join between 2 and 31 October 2018. Click to find out how to apply: NUS extra card: step-by-step application guidance. If you are not eligible for a free NUS extra (Totum) card, you can still buy a card by going to the NUS website or by visiting the Students’ Union- Information for Staff section. Students who are currently employed by the University of Portsmouth are not eligible for the staff voucher code.

Pensions

  • Pensions Information about the three good quality pension schemes available to University staff.
  • Life Insurance Equivalent life insurance cover has been put in place for the small number of substantive staff who have opted out of the three main staff pension schemes. Staff covered by this new life insurance cover will be informed in writing by HR.

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Travel 

As a University, we aim to reduce congestion in Portsmouth and improve the air quality for everyone who studies, lives and works in our city. A range of travel choices and discounts are available for you, as we continually look for more offers for staff. Travel to work with discounts on the bus, ferries and cycling.

Family Friendly

  • Family-friendly Entitlements* available to employees include maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, flexible working and time off for dependants.
  • University Nursery The nursery is a student facility, although sometimes places do become available for the children of University staff.

* Internal only