Videos and animated guides



USS for you

Bill Galvin, Group CEO of USS Limited explains how USS works and how we help you save for the future.





An Overview of USS

Watch our short video on how we help you save for your future and how the two parts of USS work side by side.



An Introduction to Pensions

Watch our short video for some pensions basics, how they work and the benefits of saving for your future.




Your Retirement Options

Watch our short video on your options at retirement, including how you can take your benefits or savings.

  • Use our online tools to see what your benefits and savings could be at retirement
  • Register or log in to My USS to keep up to date with your benefits and savings and manage your membership
  • Take a look at our Retirement Checklist to keep on track and use our Retirement Planning Tool to help you understand your options and the steps needed to secure the future lifestyle you want


Your Investment Choices

Watch our short video on investment choices and any decisions you need to make – like if you want us to look after your investments for you, or if you’d rather manage them yourself.

Not sure if you have savings in this part? Take a look at the USS scheme.



Other useful resources:

  • You also have options when it comes to taking your Investment Builder savings – take a look at our Using your USS Investment Builder pot factsheet
  • Register or log in to My USS to view and manage any Investment Builder savings you have
  • Take a look at our Fund Factsheets in My USS to see how our 10 funds are performing
  • Visit our Investment Builder page for more information


What happens when you join USS?

Watch our short video on what happens when you join USS – your long-term savings plan for the future – and find out what you should do next.



Other useful resources:

  • Register for My USS to manage your membership and update your beneficiary details
  • Visit our new joiner page for more information


What happens when you leave USS?

Watch our short video on what happens when you leave USS, what your options are and how to keep your details up-to-date.


  • If you’re considering leaving, visit Leaving the scheme for more information
  • Register or log in to My USS so you can still view any Investment Builder savings you might have – make sure you register with your personal email address so we can always reach you
  • Take a look at our infographic on the value of being a USS member
  • You can still use our deferred pension increase modeller to see what you could get at retirement, even when you leave


An Overview of Pension Tax

Watch our short video for an overview of pension tax, how you benefit from it and its limits.





Please note: The salary threshold for 2020/21 is £59,585.72. This is revalued each year to take account of inflation (the rising cost of goods and services). Automatic contributions to the USS Investment Builder are based on your salary in excess of the threshold.

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