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Reminder for Annual Leave Purchase scheme deadline for 2023-24, plus new employee discounts

19 July 2023

We are excited to bring you an update regarding three great benefits available to UCL employees. Read on to discover how you can maximise your work-life balance, enjoy savings on car rentals, and unlock exclusive discounts with Vodafone.

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Annual Leave Purchase Scheme: Make the Most of Your Time Off! 

We want to remind you about the Annual Leave Purchase Scheme (ALPS), an invaluable tool for achieving a better work-life balance. This scheme lets you acquire additional annual leave (up to 5 days, pro-rata), allowing you to, for example, allocate more time for special events or spend extra quality moments with your children during their school holidays. 

All additional leave purchase requests for 2023-24 annual leave year needs to be submitted and approved before the end of the current annual leave year, which is 30 September. Once approved, the agreed-upon leave will be added to your entitlement for the 2023-24 annual leave year. Learn more about the ALPS and submit your request on MyHR (go to Employee Self Service > My Absence > Purchase annual leave). 

Benefit Partnership: Enterprise Cars  

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Enterprise Cars, bringing you exclusive savings on car rentals. As a UCL employee, you can enjoy zero membership fees (usually starting from £60 pa) on Enterprise Car Club, which can be used for shorter hourly rentals. Additionally, you can benefit from discounts on longer car rentals through Enterprise Cars.  

Introducing the Vodafone Advantage Scheme 

We have an exciting new perk for UCL employees – the Vodafone Advantage Scheme! This scheme is designed to provide you with more value for your money when it comes to your personal mobile plans. Enjoy exclusive discounts and benefits by joining the Vodafone Advantage Scheme. 

As a member, you can access a wide range of advantages, including up to 25% off SIM-only plans, tablets, and Xtra Plans. Plus, if you choose the new Pro II Broadband plan, you'll receive a £100 Amazon voucher. To take advantage of this offer visit Vodafone Advantage Scheme website

Finally, if you want to know more about UCL employee benefits and get regular updates on anything new, please sign up to our forthcoming UCL employee benefits newsletter.