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Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is the principal pension scheme provided by Universities, Higher Education and other associated institutions for their employees.

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Joining USS?


If you join a university, college or other USS employer (to see full list click here) in a role that qualifies for USS membership, you will automatically enter the scheme.

There are two sections of USS, the Final Salary section and the Career Revalued Benefits section.

Watch this video to learn more:

Please click here for more information on which section of the scheme you are eligible for.

Don't miss out!

USS is a very valuable benefit, to which your employer will make substantial contributions. Make sure you benefit, take a look at our publication ‘5 good reasons to be a member of USS’.

Member resources

  • Member guide

    View or download a copy of the USS Guide for Members and associated factsheets here

  • Member presentations

    Learn more about USS directly at your place of work by attending a USS seminar

  • Financial Advice

    Need financial advice? View a list of financial advisers in your area here

If you have any questions or comments; contact USS


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