Human Resources

Staff Discounts

The University of Edinburgh offers a broad range of discounts and internal benefits for staff members to help their money go further. These are easily accessible via our Pay & Reward SharePoint site.

You will also find a broad catalogue of internal benefits available at the University of Edinburgh.

Staff Benefits

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Through the Mylifestyle reward and benefits portal, staff can purchase gift cards at discounted rates. Depending on the retailer, savings of approximately 3-10% can be made. Examples of retailers featured include: Asda, Costa, Currys, John Lewis, Just Eat, Marks & Spencer, Pizza Express and Primark.

Staff can also gain access to competitive offers and discount codes from across the travel, leisure and entertainment, home and garden, and technology sectors – and can sign up for a Cashback facility, which enables you to earn cashback each time you make a purchase with a participating retailer .

Local Discounts

The University is also pleased to offer a range of discounts and preferential rates that have been negotiated with local or smaller businesses exclusively for University colleagues.

These discounts span a range of local shops, bars and restaurants, professional services, leisure facilities and much more.


University of Edinburgh Internal Benefits

Various benefits and discounts are offered to staff by the University and its subsidiaries under the following categories: sports, wellbeing and leisure, learning and development, travel, donating, healthcare & veterinary services, accommodation, food and drink, IT.    


Working with local businesses

If you are a local business and would like to feature on our Staff Discounts pages as offering a discount to University of Edinburgh staff, please contact