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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

Scheme Funding

You can find information about the trustee’s integrated approach to scheme funding and updates on the 2014 actuarial valuation here.

Service Statements

Final Salary Service Statements are currently being issued - click on the icon below for the Final Salary Benefit Modeller and access to your online statement.

  • 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


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