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Human Resources

Bulletin Date: 
Wednesday, 12 May, 2021
Information Only
All staff

The HR Reward Team have today launched the SmartHub, a new employee benefits portal on the CAMbens Employee Discounts site.  On the SmartHub, you can now find information about CAMbens, the employee benefits package available to University staff. CAMbens includes a whole host of benefits, including:

  • Financial Benefits
  • Relocation and Accommodation Benefits
  • Travel Benefits and Getting Around
  • Family Friendly and Lifestyle Benefits
  • Health and Wellbeing Benefits

Log in or register today, to check it out!

On the same site, you can find discounts at hundreds of national retailers…

As the shops, restaurants, gyms and entertainment venues are starting to re-open after lockdown, now is the perfect time to check out the discounts available on the CAMbens Employee Discount scheme.  There are savings to be made on all sorts of purchases.

There are three main ways to save:

  1. Online discounts – access simply by following the link to the retailer’s website, or using a discount code
  2. Cashback – again, simply follow the link to the retailer’s website, and place your order.  Your purchase will be tracked, and the cashback will be credited to your CAMbens Employee Discounts account.
  3. Reloadable cards and instant vouchers – you can purchase reloadable cards or instant vouchers at all kinds of retailers, at discounted rates.

Meeting a friend for a socially distanced coffee? Grab an instant voucher or reloadable card for Costa or Caffè Nero and save 10%!

Can’t wait to get back to cinema to see films on the big screen? Get hugely discounted tickets at many cinema chains, including Showcase, Vue, The Light Cinemas, Cineworld and more!

Desperately in need of some retail therapy? Find discounts at your favourite high street shops, including John Lewis, Adidas, Primark, New Look, The Body Shop and so much more.

You can also make savings on essential spending, like your weekly food bill. Discounted reloadable cards are available at Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Tesco and Asda. You can even earn cashback when setting up insurance policies and utilities.

You can also access these kinds of savings on the go, using the SmartSpending App, available on Apple and Android. Find out more here.

The Wellbeing Centre

The online Wellbeing Centre, available here, provides information, support and tools to help you live a healthier and happier life, because your wellbeing matters. 

Move: Here you’ll find workout videos, for strength and toning, cardio and yoga and stretching.  You can also read articles on a variety of topics, from advice and tips for exercising, to the benefits of getting your body moving.

Munch: Find lots of tasty recipes to try here, whether you’re cooking for the kids, in a bit of a hurry, or want to try something new.  There are also helpful articles covering topics like nutritional advice, or tips on how to encourage the kids to eat their greens!

Mind: Taking care of your mental health is so important, and here you’ll find videos for guided meditation, tips for reducing stress and anxiety, and information on dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

How to register

To register for the site, simply visit the SmartHub.  You’ll be asked for your personal reference/payroll number, which can be found on employee self-service, as well as some other basic information.  Follow the steps on the site, and then browse the site to find information on CAMbens, the University’s employee benefits package, shopping discounts, and the Wellbeing Centre.

If you have any questions, please contact the HR Reward Team at

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Bulletin Summary: 
CAMbens just got easier with the introduction of the SmartHub.