Publications, factsheets and member guides

Please use the links below to see various USS publications, presentation material and information.


USS has a range of factsheets that give in-depth detail on specific topics. These factsheets are available to download in PDF format.


Member annual reports

Member guides

Guides for members are available which cover the aspects and options of joining, leaving, and retiring from the scheme. New members to the scheme will receive a copy of the Joining the scheme along with their member certificate.

Introducing the USS Investment Builder

USS member scenarios

A set of five different member scenarios to help you think about how your situation may affect your investment choices under the USS Investment Builder.

Scheme rules

From 1 April 2016, the scheme rules changed in-line with the Scheme's new benefit structure. The deed adopting replacement rules for the Scheme was executed on 19 November 2015. The first phase was implemented 1 April 2016 (when USS Retirement Income Builder for all members was introduced). The second phase was implemented on 1 October 2016 (when the USS Investment Builder was introduced), a copy is provided below.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and if you are in any doubt about the application of the rules to your particular circumstances, please contact USS for clarification.

In Touch magazine

The newsletter for retired and beneficiary members of USS.


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