Pension Schemes

The University provides the following pension schemes to its employees:

  • USS: Employees who are on academic or academic-related pay scales (generally grade 6 or above) are usually offered membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”). 
  • OSPS: OSPS is the University's scheme for those of you who are on scales of pay of Grade 5 and below, other than academic and academic-related. The scheme is also open to similar employees of colleges and other institutions that participate in the scheme.
  • NHSPS: The NHS Pension Scheme is administered outside the University by the NHS Pensions Agency (NHSPA).
  • NEST: National Employment Savings Trust is a national scheme, offered by the University to non-employees who have a contract personally to work for or provide services to the University and who are not undertaking the work as part of their own business.

You may also like to look at our other schemes.