Universities Superannuation Scheme

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is a national scheme for academic and academic-related (professional and managerial) staff. All eligible new staff will be enrolled into the scheme from the first day of employment. 

Full details of the scheme and its benefits can be found on the USS website.

Scheme Benefits

The scheme offers valuable benefits for your future as well as providing protection for your beneficiaries while you are a member of the scheme. 

Contribution rates

The contribution rate is paid as a percentage of your pensionable salary. The current employer rate is 21.1%, and the employee rate is 9.6%.

If you wish to increase your benefits, you can opt to pay contributions to the Investment Builder section of the scheme. 

Opting out

It is possible to opt out of the scheme once you’ve been enrolled.  The process and forms are available on the USS website.

Access further information - MyUSS

To complete the scheme nomination forms and view further details of your benefits, we would encourage you to register for the MyUSS account.