Staying Connected in Retirement

There are a number of benefits available to retired University staff, including opportunities for social contact as well as more practical benefits such as a University email address. Retirees may wish to consider the options set out below as ways to stay connected to Oxford:

Further information about retirement benefits can also be found here

Association of Oxford University Pensioners (AOUP)

The AOUP aims to provide a way for employees who have retired from the University to keep in touch with each other, with their departments, and the University itself. Membership is granted automatically to all staff who are employed by the University at the time of their retirement. Please see here for further details.

Retiree's University card

If you are in receipt of a University pension, you are eligible for a retiree’s card, which allows, among other things, continued access to the University libraries. Estates Services manages the University Card Office. You can find out more about how to apply for a retirees' card by visiting the Estates website here.

Retiree email address

If you are in receipt of a University pension, you are eligible for an '' University email address. Please see the Estates Services website here for further details.

Retiree benefits

Retired University staff are eligible for a number of benefits, including discounts at the University Shop, the Ashmolean and Bodleian gift shops, free admission to the Botanical gardens, membership at the University Club, discounted membership at the University Sports Club, and access to the University Language Centre. For further information, please see here.

Membership of Congregation

Some retired staff are eligible to maintain their membership of Congregation beyond retirement. For further details, please see here.

Associate status

Anyone who has conducted research or engaged in teaching for the University for at least one academic year may be eligible for Associate Status with Oxford Alumni. Please see here for further details.

Pensioners’ Welfare Officer

The University’s Pensioners’ Welfare Officer can provide advice on welfare issues for retirees and their dependants. They can be contacted directly by phone on 01865 616203. Please see here for further information.