Perks of the job
We are pleased to be able to offer you a great range of perks that help you save time and money. Many of these perks are available via our exclusive Perks at Work portal, and the remainder are discounts we have agreed locally with a number of external organisations. (Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the details posted from our locally-agreed external organisations are correct, you should always check with the supplier before taking up a benefit).
Read on to learn more about Perks at Work and our local discounts.
"Perks at Work is a staff benefit and an offering we are excited about as the cashback savings on everyday expenditure, alongside discounts across a range of products, will enable your money to go a little bit further each month."
Director of Human Resources and Organisational Change
Perks at work
Perks at Work is an exclusive shopping platform allowing you to save money online, in-store and via your mobile. So whether you are buying food, updating your wardrobe or planning a trip, there are exclusive savings or WOWPoints available on almost all brands.
You can also invite up to ten members of your family or friends to enjoy these exclusive savings too. Simply log into Perks at Work, click on My Account and then select Invite A Friend.
WOWPoints are an online currency that you can earn when doing your shopping via Perks at Work. Every WOWPoint you earn is worth 1p, so 100 WOWPoints = £1.
Browse 1,000s of WOWPoints offers from top merchants. Shop as usual. The retailer will tell us you've made a purchase, and Perks at Work will award you with WOWPoints. WOWPoints are just as good as cash, and you can redeem your WOWPoints in a number of ways through Perks at Work.
Want to know how to get started with Perks at Work in less than two minutes? Watch this video:
How Perks at Work can save you money
Everyday savings and gift ideas in-store and online
You can save up to 15% by purchasing shopping cards for over 75 high street and online stores, including Amazon, Starbucks, Tesco and more. Many of the Shopping Cards can be reloaded via the Imperial Perks' portal at any time, and some can be used online to double your savings with existing online offers.
Simply order your cards via Imperial Perks and they will dispatch them by First Class post within two business days (recorded and insured postage are also available). There are no card processing fees when paying with WOWPoints or by Debit Card. Secure checkout with 256-bit SSL encryption means that your card details are safe.
Use instant e-codes for even faster savings: choose the exact amount you want, then buy in two clicks and find the code in your purchase history straight away. You can use the same code multiple times until you've spent the whole value.
And you can now earn WOWPoints in‑store when you shop with your normal credit or debit card. Simply link your card and shop in‑store!
Redeem your WOWPoints for discounted shopping cards and instant e-codes at top retailers, and pick up WOWPoints on your linked card effortlessly.
Since Perks at Work became available to us, I have used the reloadable gift cards for my everyday food and lunch shopping plus the occasional personal item such as a new laptop for my son or outfit for me. After a year I withdrew my accumulated WOWPoints and purchased a 50” Sony Smart TV. Absolutely amazing considering all I’m doing is my everyday shopping!"
Enjoy the latest cinema blockbuster
CinemaPerks is the dedicated cinema tickets channel for Perks at Work, giving you access to substantially reduced cinema ticket prices. They are also a great way to easily redeem your WOWPoints. Choose from a wide range of cinemas, including Cineworld, Odeon, Vue, and more!
Or download the Perks at Work Cinema app by searching 'Cinema - Perks at Work' on the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you log in via College single sign-on, just enter your username and click ‘forgot password’, then update your password. Use this new password when logging into the app. Your College single sign-on details remain the same. Buy directly through the app for super-quick purchasing.
Perks at Work has even negotiated strong savings on the Cineworld unlimited pass – simply sign in or register to check out the latest savings.
Buy instant and paper cinema vouchers with your WOWPoints, or use the Cinema - Perks at Work app.
How do I use an E-code?
E-codes are available immediately after purchase, allowing you to save up to 55% on your cinema ticket in the blink of an eye. E-codes can be taken straight to the cinema and used as payment for your film, and are available at Cineworld, Odeon and VUE.
How are discounts calculated?
Discounts are based against standard box office/peak rate prices in the UK, i.e. after 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday - Friday, all day Saturday & Sunday (unless otherwise stated). For Bank Holidays, weekend prices apply. Discounts may be considerably less when vouchers are used at off peak times: i.e. before 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday - Friday (unless otherwise stated) or where discounts are applied at weekends or other discounted times determined by the individual cinema chain. Specific local cinema offers could occasionally negate the discount.
Please always check specific cinema prices prior to purchasing your tickets through Perks at Work.
I use Perks at Work every time I go to the cinema! The codes are so easy to use and it’s made going to the cinema a much easier (and cheaper) experience. The codes also last for over a year so would make a great gift!"
Thanks to Merlin Entertainments, you can now enjoy unique, memorable and rewarding visitor experiences at any of the attractions available on Perks at Work. What’s more, as a member of Imperial College staff, you get access to exclusive pricing too.
In addition to the major theme parks, Perks at Work have also launched London attractions. So whether you are looking for a thrill or a family day out, make sure you purchase through Imperial Perks to save up to 50% on your tickets.
Theme Parks include Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Other attractions such as Blackpool Tower, Coca Cola London Eye, and Sea Life Aquarium are also available.
Taking advantage of this fantastic offer is simple. Just visit Perks at Work and make your purchase through ONECart. You can then print off confirmation your voucher(s)/ticket(s) and take them with you to the attraction on the date of your visit.
I ordered tickets to Thorpe Park via Perks at Work and got 50% off the price. It was extremely easy and quick to use, and I received the tickets almost instantly by email. 10/10!"
Department of Chemistry
Shop for Utilities
Moving home or just looking to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your utility bills? Whether you’re comparing broadband, TV, mobile, or energy providers, Imperial Perks has offers you can enjoy exclusively as a member of Imperial College staff.
Take advantage of savings and/or earn WOWPoints with BT, EE, Sky, Virgin Media, Scottish Power and many more. Just log into Perks at Work and click on Utilities in the main navigation bar to find out more.
Hotel comparison's engine
With Perks at Work you can compare hotels from a range of the UK’s top travel retailers, including Hotels.com, Ebookers.com, LateRooms.com, Booking.com and Expedia. You will see the best price and how many WOWPoints you can earn.
Integrated Expedia Flights
To help you save time and money, flights have also been added into ONECart. With ONECart you can book directly on site, making booking easier and keeping all your information in one place.
Simply sign into Perks at Work to start saving now!
Shop in-store and earn WOWPoints
You can now earn WOWPoints in‑store when you shop with your normal credit or debit card.
How do I get started?
(1) Register a credit or debit card to your Perks at Work account
(2) Select the retailers for which you would like to activate the offers
(3) Make a purchase In-Store with the registered card at one of your selected retailers
We will award you with WOWPoints in your Imperial Perks account within 3-7 days after you make the purchase.
Simply sign into Perks at Work to start saving now!
Other College discounts
Food and drink
Ognisko Restaurant (55 Exhibition Road) - Exhibition Road Cultural Group members (including Imperial Staff) can now enjoy an exclusive 15% off a la carte and drinks. The offer is valid all week round and it cannot be used with any other offer. To claim your discount, please mention this code: ‘Discover South Kensington’ and Imperial College.
Launceston Place - 10% discount on their a la carte menu. The restaurant boasts wide acclaim for its intricately-crafted Modern European cuisine. One of London's most exciting chefs, Head Chef Ben Murphy, brings a visionary approach to the menu, and the accompanying wine list is compiled by Master Sommelier, Piotr Pietras. Launceston Place has its own unique version of a chef’s table seating up to 12 people – the ‘Chef’s Office’, which has been voted one of London’s best dining rooms, giving guests a unique insight into one of London’s most talked about kitchens.
Le Pain Quotidien - 10% discount on takeaway food.
Verdi restaurant - Royal Albert Hall - 10% discount.
Zuaya - 15% discount and a complimentary glass of bubbly when you dine with Zuaya. Mention Imperial College to the staff at the venue to obtain this discount. (Offer ends 31 October 2019. Terms and conditions apply. The 15% off will be applied to the total bill at the end of the meal. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or special event menu (e.g. Express Lunch Menu and Happy Hour Offer). Customers must mention that they work at Imperial College to benefit from the offer. This special offer cannot be used for groups of 10 people or more or any type of corporate or specially organised group event.)
The Old Suffolk Punch - nr. Charing Cross campus - 10% discount
London Street Brasserie (16 London St) - the offers are:
Express Lunch Menu:
- 1 Course £7.95
- 2 Course £9.95
Evening special dining:
- 2 course £10.95
- 3 course £13.95
All prices are inclusive of VAT. A discretionary service charge of 12.5% service will be added on the final bill. The lunchtime offer is valid from 12-5pm and the dinner menu is valid from 5-10pm . The offers are based on a set menu taken from the a la carte and equates to on average 45% saving (depending on the dishes chosen). To claim your discount, show your College ID card.
Health and beauty
- Feelgood Contacts - 10% on contact lens orders, by entering R1GGE during the online checkout process.
- Lenstore.co.uk - 5% discount on all contact lens orders, by entering IMPERIAL during the checkout process when prompted.
- Lentiamo - 10% off on all contact lenses, eye care products and specific collections of sunglasses (brands: Polaroid and Mellers) orders by entering the promo code ICL10 during the online checkout process.
- Gents of Kensington barbers - for modern smart haircuts plus traditional hot towel shaves. 10% discount.
- John Carne Hair Salon (Knightsbridge & Wimbledon) - 75% discount off of their Premier Gift Certificate (contact Alex 0845 6860185 / 07538 777917).
- John Fresh Hairdressers (39 Old Brompton road, SW7 3HZ) - very close to South Kensington tube station. Discounted haircuts for men £33 (normal price £37*) and for women £55 (normal price £65*). They also offer 10% off of normal prices for shampoo and blowdry, colouring and highlighting. Book online or call 0207 823 8968. *Prices correct at June 2017.
- Millimetre Hair & Beauty, 20 Broadway Shopping Centre in Hammersmith - corporate pamper pack certificates [pdf], which give 75% off of a range of services over three separate salon visits.
- Reading 123 - Reading glasses in a variety of strengths, styles and colours. 10% off all products by entering UNI10 at the checkout.
- Toni & Guy – (local branches) – amount of discount varies according to branch. The Gloucester Road branch offer 20% discounts on cut and colour services all staff upon presentation of a valid Imperial Staff I.D card. The Great Portland Street branch offers 15% discount.
- Triyoga -Discount offers as set out below. To take advantage of these discounts go into any Triyoga centre (located at Soho, Camden, Kings Road, Shoreditch and Ealing) with your College ID card.
- £75 month-to-month unlimited pass (usually £108), first month for £54 (prices correct @ December 2017)
- 10% off yoga and mat Pilates 10 class passes
- 15% off your first treatment with selected therapists
- 15% off your first course or in-house teacher workshop
- 10% off Pilate’s equipment or Gyrotonic sessions for the equipment studio at Camden
- 10% off Barre 10 class passes, for the barre studio at Camden and Shoreditch
- £75 month-to-month unlimited pass (usually £108), first month for £54 (prices correct @ December 2017)
Museums and Galleries
Royal Albert Hall tours - members of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (which includes Imperial College London Staff) are entitled to a 50% discount on the Grand Tour of the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets normally cost £12 per person but with the discount you can purchase tickets for £6 per person. This offer is for members only. If you are interested in taking a tour at the Hall, please let the box office know when booking and take your staff pass, business card or other form of work ID to the box office when you collect your tickets. The Verdi cafe also offers a 10% discount.
Staff with questions should email email@example.com
Natural History Museum – concession price entry into exhibitions plus 10% discount at cafe
Royal College of Art Shop – all items are at student prices
Victoria & Albert Museum – half price entry into exhibitions, plus 10% discount at gift Shop and cafe
Science Museum - 10% discount at gift shop and cafe
The public Apple Educational Site provides staff and students with discounts on Mac desktops and laptops, and lesser discounts on iPads.
Beards & Daisies - online retailer selling indoor houseplants, pots and accessories. 15% online discount on all items by entering the code IMPERIAL at checkout.
Centralcrafts - offers unique, handmade, ethically traded gift ware, stationery and home accessories. 15% online discount, enter IMPERIAL at checkout.
Calla Shoes - Claim 15% off Calla Shoes' range of stylish and comfortable shoes for problem feet and bunions by entering the code IMPERIAL15 when prompted at check-out. Free UK delivery & returns included.
Circulon - Circulon offers a range of quality non-stick cookware with a lifetime guarantee. There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for Imperial College London staff which can be claimed by using the code UNI15C at checkout.
Custard & Crumble - 10% discount on all products, enter PROM010 at checkout
Designer Sofas For You - 5% discount on all Chesterfield and Italian suites by entering DS4U05 during the checkout process when prompted. Please note, discount is not applicable when ordering and paying via finance.
Factory Direct Flooring - 10% discount on all products except Aquastep. Enter code UNI10 at checkout.
Glowing Embers - (traditional and contemporary wood burning and multi-fuel stoves and all flue accessories) offering 10% discount off all products listed on their website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your personal discount code which should then be entered at checkout.
Ingle & Rhode - The Ethical Jeweller - we specialise in creating only ethical jewellery such as engagement rings and wedding & eternity rings. Using ethically sourced precious metals and gems, such as Fairtrade gold and Canadian diamonds. Get £100 off our engagement rings when you show a valid piece of university ID.
Mountain Warehouse are offering a 10% online discount, redeemed by entering the code: STAFFIMPERIAL10 at the checkout. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, discount voucher or for the purchase of gift vouchers or ski packages. Discount can only be redeemed online.
Prestige - Prestige offers an extensive range of cookware, electricals, pressure cookers, tools, gadgets, and bakeware. There is a 15% discount available across the whole site for Imperial College London staff which can be claimed by using the code UNI15P at checkout.
MyPicture - My-Picture.co.uk is a custom printing expert with years’ worth of industry experience. Manufacturing various types of personalized wall decor and lifestyle accessories, it’s one of the most highly sought-after services across the country, appreciated by thousands of loyal customers. To receive 15% OFF all Canvas Prints use discount code IMPERIAL15 before checkout.
South Kensington books - 10% discount.
The Idle Man - 10% discount on full price items from menswear brands, such as Barbour, Levi's, The North Face, Converse, Timberland but excluding these brands BEAST Grooming, Foffa Bikes and sale Items. Please enter a promotional code at the online checkout IMP-ZXJQN7-TIM.
The Outlet by Vanity House sell high street fashions, receive a 10% discount on your order by using the code IMP10 when placing an order.
The Watch Strap Store - 10% discount on all watch strap orders by entering ICL10 in the shopping cart before checkout.
The Whisky Shop - 10% discount on all products at The Whisky Shop up to £250. To claim discount off all whisky, enter code “Imperial10” during the checkout process when prompted.
SNO - 5% off the full brochure price of ski holidays. To claim the discount please quote “ICSnoMates” when enquiring about ski holidays via email on telephone. Please note that the discount is not available when booking online.
Oliver's Travels - provide unique and luxurious villas around the world. Receive a 10% discount on your booking by calling up and quoting 'OTUNI10'.
Overland Ireland - 10% discount with the discount code 'OverUni10Ireland'.
Top Villas - 10% discount on all villas across the world - some fantastic deals across Orlando, Barbados, France and many more locations. Please quote UNISTAFF10 at checkout.
HolidayCottages.co.uk - £50 off your first holiday booked. Follow the link to take up this offer.
Cuba Holidays - Cuba Holidays are specialists who provide expert guidance and advice to help you plan your holiday to Cuba. Use the code 'CubaUni10' for your 10% discount.
My Ireland Tour - 10% discount on: 2019 Castle and Backroads Tour and the 2019 6-Day Iconic Escorted Group Tour of Ireland. 5% discount on: all other escorted 2019 group tours. Applies for you and your group. Enter the code ICL-MIT-2019 when prompted to receive this discount.
Delicious Mountain Ski Chalets - Get 10% off the accommodation price of any chalet holiday listed on www.chalets-meribel.co.uk. Applies to you and your group. To qualify, contact us from an email address ending imperial.ac.uk or attach a snapshot of your university ID card.
Unforgettable Croatia - 10% discount when mentioning 'UnforgettableUniversities' when booking over the phone (+44 208 004 2345). Condition: only applicable to full price holidays.
La Maison des Vignes - Detached stone gîte with private lake in rural France. 10% discount for stays of 7 nights or more for College staff.
Buy a brand new phone or tablet directly from O2 on O2 Refresh and you get up to 25% off the Airtime plan. Use your My O2 username and password, and the College's unique five-character O2 Open code (IMPCO), to sign into O2 Open and claim.
For further instructions and information, see O2's website.
Imperial Summer Accommodation
Do you have family or friends visiting in the summer months to enjoy London’s famous landmarks and scenery? You can take advantage of Imperial’s student halls of residence, which are open to the public during July, August and September. Our affordable, 3 and 4-star accommodation is located in accessible and convenient locations across London. To view our Summer Accommodation rooms and prices, click here.
Discounted staff rates applying to selected halls are only available through directing booking with the Imperial Summer Accommodation team - contact email@example.com or call 020 7594 9507.
Discover South Kensington (led by the Exhibition Road Cultural Group)
To receive regular updates on events in South Kensington and special offers for members, subscribe to their newsletter.
Storebox offers self-storage facilities for personal use at a variety of locations across the UK; including Hornsey, Brent Cross and London City Airport. Small, medium and large units available with no minimum stay requirement. This discount entitles staff and students their first four weeks stay for just £1 when booking a unit for 8 weeks or more. Simply call 0333 111 0770 and quote the offer.
Abels Removals provides comprehensive removal and storage services in the UK, offering door-to-door local, national and international removals. Abels are offering a 10% discount on their removals and storage fees. When enquiring please quote 'IMPERIAL10'.
White City discounts
URWconnect: app for Westfield London discount
College staff have been given access to URWconnect (subject to individual sign-up), the app used by Westfield to give discounts and offers on individual shops located within the Westfield London shopping centre in White City.
All staff are able to use the app, but it may be particularly useful to those who work at one of the College's West London campuses.
Sign up with your College email address, select Westfield London, then search and select ‘Imperial’ when asked to select your store.
Click 'staff discounts' on the screen once you have signed up and agreed to the terms and conditions. The VIP discounts section holds the majority of the discounts that are on offer.
Other White City discounts
Simply show your Imperial College photo ID card to get these discounts at the following retailers (unless otherwise specified).
Butterscotch (located in the lobby of The Westworks) - 15% discount.
Feast - 25% off on all food and drink (Mon-Wed).
Pizza Street - 10% off food (excludes promotions).
The Athenian - 10% off.
Wellbourne menu – discounted menu available (see pdf at link).
Offer a discount to Imperial staff
If you wish to offer a discount to our staff, please forward an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the following:
- The name of the company offering the discount
- Details of the product/service on offer and the amount of discount
- If time limited, state the end of the offer
- If applicable, a link to your website and/or to the webpage hosted on your website which shows full details of the discount available.
- It the discount is re-claimable online, please advise of any code to be quoted at checkout
- A one line description of the discount on offer, for example 'Company name - 10% discount on all <name of product> orders by entering <code to claim discount> during the checkout process when prompted. Offer ends dd/mm/yy'
Please advise us of any changes to the discount offer, or if you withdraw the offer. Our staff are all issued with photographic ID cards if required for verification purposes.
We reserve the right to remove any information from our staff benefits webpage without notice.