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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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     For the future

USS is changing from 1 April 2016. What does it mean for you? Visit our dedicated site to find all you need to know.   


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 currently 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.

Please note: this explains the situation up to 31 March 2016. All members join the new USS arrangements from 1 April 2016.

Pensions scams – don’t get stung

Visit the pension scams website, run by the Pensions Regulator, to find out more about pension scams and examples such as ‘tempting offers’, ‘one off pension investments’, ‘pension loans’ and ‘upfront cash’.

Check the facts before you make an irreversible decision. A lifetime’s savings can be lost in a moment.

Member resources

Scheme Funding

You can find information about the planned changes to USS benefits and the trustee’s integrated approach to scheme funding here.


  • 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

    Click here for information about financial advice and a suggested source for an advisor.

If you have any questions or comments; contact USS


Modellers & forms

Click on the appropriate link below, depending on which section of the scheme you are a member of.

Final Salary section benefit modeller

More Final Salary section tools are available here.

Career Revalued Benefits section benefit modeller*

More Career Revalued Benefits section tools are available here.

* If you weren’t sent a 2014 CRB benefit statement, you will not be able to login to this modeller. In which case, use this version of the modeller instead.

Expression of wish form

Use this form to nominate who will receive any lump sum payment in the event of your death.

Service/Benefit Statement Update form

Details on your statement incorrect? Complete this form and send it to your employer’s pensions team.

More forms are available here.

Institutions' Area

If you are a university administrator please log in here to gain access to secure administration areas of the site.