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University of Exeter staff benefit from a range of available discounts and other financial benefits. These include access to the Totum Pro card, Eden Red and staff Sports Centre membership discount. A range of discounts are also available on campus or from the University directly e.g. Blackwells bookshop, software for home use and Northcott Theatre. Please note that the University does not endorse any of the external companies offering discounts.

Edenred benefits platform

This platform contains further information about many areas including the car scheme and cycle to work scheme (see 'travel' below'). You can use your normal IT login to access the platform. Please note: new staff have to wait until after their first salary payment before accessing it. They also provide information and guidance tools on costs such as cars, travel, mortgage, insurance, maternity, carers, childcare vouchers and disability. These can all be found in the resources section. Please contact the Pay and Benefits team if you have any problems accessing Eden Red and its services or have related enquiries:

Financial wellbeing toolkit

Moneyhelper provides free advice and tools to help manage your finances, pension and deal with money problems. The Colleague Wellbeing team have gathered a variety of support resources for more information please see the Colleague Wellbeing web pages.

Long service award

Staff within Grades B-D receive a Long Service Award of £100 after twenty years of continuous service and an additional £100 after 40 years of continuous service. Staff can purchase an item of their choosing up to these values and on production of a receipt, the cost is reimbursed.

Payroll giving

The Payroll Giving scheme was set up by the Government in 1987 to enable anyone subject to PAYE to make donations from their pay or pension to any charity or religious organisation. The University has joined up with South West Charitable Giving so that staff can make donations straight from their salary. For further information or to join the scheme, please visit South West Charitable Giving

Professorial pay

A recent review of professorial pay has created a structured approach to the reward of professors within the University, achieving greater transparency and ensuring the process fully meets equality and diversity standards - find out more.

Tax-free childcare and childcare vouchers

Find out more on our Parents and Carers webpages.

Totum Pro (previously NUS Extra)

Totum is the discount card that has replaced NUS Extra. A version of it called Totum Pro (Pro for Professional) is available to members of some organisations - like us! With discounts on over 200 popular brands users can make hundreds of pounds of savings a year, so make sure you don’t miss out. For more information, price and to check out the discounts on offer, have a look at Totum Pro.

Travel salary exchange

Further information regarding the Car Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, discounted bus passes and rail ticket loans can be found in the travel section

University pension and pension salary exchange

The University offers a Pension Salary Exchange scheme for members of USS and ERSS. For further information about these and other pension schemes, please visit our Pensions webpages. After three complete calendar months of employment, all employees of the University who are contributing members of USS or ERSS will automatically become participants in Pension Salary Exchange, subject to the right to opt-out within the defined window period or in the event that a ‘life-changing’ event occurs.


Most discounts currently available to staff members are accessible through the Eden Red platform which you can access using your usual SSO/ Exeter IT sign-in details. Below are some other localised campus and University specific discounts.

Blackwell's bookshop

Blackwells offer all staff a 10% discount on the University of Exeter online bookshop, with free postage.

Microsoft Office Home Use Program

University of Exeter colleagues can buy Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019 or 2021 for £18.84 including VAT and use it at home. Staff are entitled to use this software on personally owned PCs for as long as they remain employed by the University.

Note: The University of Exeter does not accept responsibility for installation or ongoing support of software purchased for home use. Any transaction is directly between the member of staff and the supplier.

How to access

If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please follow the instructions on Exeter IT - Software Download Service.

Northcott Theatre's Café

10% off for all staff. 

Do check their web page for opening hours especially in out of term time.

Northcott Theatre

Concessionary rates and access to 'student standby' tickets for selected shows only. Concessions and other discounts on tickets are set by the production companies rather than the theatre itself. Not all companies offer them and there's no consistency in which groups they offer them to. Please contact the theatre box office for information on which shows offer concessions.

Under 26 membership

A great opportunity for any colleagues aged under 26 (or children of staff members) interested in great live entertainment... and great discounts! Bag yourself £5 and £10 to selected shows at the Exeter Northcott Theatre on the University's Streatham campus.

Ocean Physio and Rehab

10% discount for University of Exeter staff and students at their clinic based at the Sports Park, Streatham Campus. Ocean are also registered with all major Health Insurance companies, as well the University’s Occupational Health scheme.

University of Exeter bed and breakfast accommodation

A friends and family discount is available for staff members on ensuite B&B accommodation during the Easter & Summer vacations when some of the halls of residence are vacated by students. Please see the Event Exeter accommodation page for more information Keep your eye on the weekly bulletin for current discount % and code or email:

University of Exeter food outlets

Check the Eat & Shop webpages for periodic special offers and meal deals particularly out of term time.