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Latest Reward and Benefits news for employees:

Financial Awareness webinars during Ferbruary 2023. Added 20/01/23

The Money Charity will be providing three financial awareness webinars for staff.  These continue the Cost of Living crisis support that the university is providing to help us all in these worrying financial times.

Please see the news story released yesterday with the links to Eventbrite for you to sign up to any or all of these sessions.  Financial wellbeing webinars for staff in February : Staff Hub : University of Sussex They will be recorded and will be available for a maximum of two weeks after being uploaded to the cost of living pages: Support with the cost of living : Our community : Staff Hub : University of Sussex 

 

Brighton and Hove Buses are offering £2 adult single journey bus fares until the end of March 2023. Added 13/01/23

This is a useful offer for those taking occasional journeys or travelling to campus for one or two days per week. Please follow the link to Brighton and Hove Buses to find out more about this offer: Pay Less to Travel This Winter! - Brighton & Hove Buses

 

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme. Added 07/12/22

If you are wanting to purchase additional leave for use from April 2023 until the end of this leave year on 30th September 2023, the next ALPS window is open for applications from 1st January 2023 to 28th February 2023.  Up to five days additional leave (pro rata) can be purchased in this 2nd ALPS application window of the leave year.  Application forms are to be signed off by your manager first, so please consider this in making your application by the deadline.

Please follow the links on the ALPS tab on this page to find the application form, and to learn more via the FAQs, the guidance notes and the ALPS policy.

 

Financial Detox Webinar. Added 01/12/22

The Cost of Living Crisis support provided by the University includes this webinar provided by Mercer Marsh Benefits on Thursday 8th December 2022. Andrew Skaife, Senior Financial Education Consultant will help and encourage you to think about ways to manage your finances and take action in a structured way during these turbulant times. 

Please follow the link to register to attend the webinar on Eventbrite.  Financial Detox Webinar Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite 

We will add a recording of both sessions shortly after the event for those unable to attend in person.

 

Our staff discounts provider is changing. Added 30/9/22

'Xexec' will become 'Reward Gateway' on 6th October 2022

We are excited to be bringing new and improved discounts to Sussex Staff! Please do visit again from 6th October 2022 when you will be able to click on the Reward Gateway tile on our page.  The link to the new improved platform will be live from this date. 

Link to today's news story :Save £100s/year on shopping through new staff discounts platform, Reward Gateway : Staff Hub : University of Sussex

 

Annual Leave Purchase Scheme. Added 17/6/22

If you are wanting to purchase additional leave for use from October 2022, the next ALPS window is open for applications from 1st July 2022 to 31st August 2022.  Application forms are to be signed off by your manager first, so please consider this in making your application by the deadline.

Please follow the links on the ALPS tab on this page to find the application form, and to learn more via the FAQs, the guidance notes and the ALPS policy. 

 

Cycle to Work. Added 8/1/21

We have some great news!  Your Cycle to Work lease limit has increased to £3000 and is payable over a longer term. 

Please follow the links on the Cycle to Work tab on this page to learn more.

 

Financial Wellbeing Employee Toolkit.  Added 24/04/20 

Financial Wellbeing is about having a sense of confidence and security around money.  This can be difficult to achieve for many of us on a day-to-day basis.  At the current time, the University is aware that achieving this might be even more difficult.

Mercer are a leading firm in pension services, and our Pensions Team work with them on pensions education, engagement and awareness. Mercer have launched a suite of free Financial Wellbeing information and resources to help you.

You are free to view and download content.  This can also be shared with family and friends.  Content will be updated on the site over the coming weeks/months.