NU Options - Human Resources - Newcastle University

NCL Rewards (incorporating NU Options)

A brand new discounts website exclusively for staff. With access to 6,500 leading discounts at national retailers, discounts on holidays and cash back on purchases there is something for everyone!


NCL Rewards Special Offers

Christmas 2018 Offers (PDF, 645KB)


December offers (PDF, 891KB)


Sky Store is now available through NCL Rewards with up to 20% off when you buy or rent movies (PDF, 229KB)


The scheme, subsidised by the University, is managed by Sodexo who currently work with 48% of Higher Education Institutions within the UK, guaranteeing a higher level of discounts not available to the general public.

To apply for registration to NCL Rewards, begin by completing our University registration form HERE.  Further information will follow once this application has been completed.

Shop today at and start saving!

Registration Walk Through: A Step by Step Guide (PDF: 275KB)

If you need assistance please contact the NCL Rewards Customer Service Team on 01908 352133.

NU Options

An additional package of special offers, discounts and corporate rates available to University employees, including discounts on new cars from Nissan (PDF, 212KB).

Salary Sacrifice Schemes

To complement NCL Rewards these salary sacrifice arrangements offer substantial savings on national insurance contributions and/or tax.

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Would you like to make savings on your childcare costs? Join this scheme to obtain tax and national insurance savings each month (within specified rules).

Cycle to Work Scheme

As part of the Government's Green Transport Plan Initiative, this scheme offers tax and national insurance concessions to help those who would like to cycle to work.


If you are a member of the Retirement Benefits Plan or Universities Superannuation Scheme the majority of members can pay contributions by salary sacrifice and make national insurance savings.


Staff can also obtain an exclusive set of discounts on the Webstore. Current offers include discounts on local sports tickets for NUFC, Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Eagles. There are also discounted tickets available for the Theatre Royal in Newcastle and Northern Stage. Visit the Webstore today to find out more and sign up to the newsletter.