National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) 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. For detailed information, please refer to the NEST website.

NEST information (links to external website):

All workers automatically enrolled in NEST pay a monthly personal contribution to the scheme in accordance with the rules, as amended from time to time, of the pension scheme. The University also pays a contribution every month. Both are calculated as a percentage of basic pay.

Contributions payable to NEST are:

                                                    University contributions Worker contributions
Until April 2018 2% 1%
April 2018- March 2019 3% 3%
April 2019 onwards 4% 5%

NEST contact details

NEST website:
Telephone: 0300 020 0090

University Pensions Office

Telephone: 01865 (6) 16144 - University of Oxford employees ONLY
Email: - University of Oxford employees ONLY