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The pensions office is now working remotely as our offices are closed due to Government advice following the Coronavirus outbreak.  We cannot say when the office will re-open.

​You can email us at: and one of our team will respond to you.

Sorry for any inconvenience, Stay safe and well.

Welcome to Pensions

Welcome to the Pensions Website for the University of Cambridge. The University and its associated employers offer access to a number of tax-efficient pension arrangements for all staff. Your type of contract will decide which of the schemes you are eligible to join; our own scheme for Support staff and the College staff scheme are administered in-house, whilst the USS and NHS are administered centrally – with the University Pensions Office as your point of contact.

Cambridge University Assistants Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS)

Cambridge Colleges Federated Pension Scheme (CCFPS)

National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS)

Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)

Cambridge University Assistants’ Contributory Pension Scheme (CUACPS)

If you joined the scheme before 1 January 2013 all of your benefits are in the CUACPS which is defined benefit pension arrangement.  Under this arrangement your benefits are calculated based on the length of time you are a member of the CUACPS and your earnings during your period of membership. As a result your benefits are not impacted by the current volatility in stock markets.   If you joined the scheme after 31 December 2012 then a part of your benefits will be in the CUACPS and part will be in the Cambridge University Assistants’ Defined Contribution Pension Scheme CUADCPS and an update regarding this arrangement provided by SEI, the pension provider can be found below.

As the trustee does invest the assets of the CUACPS in stock markets the value of the assets will be impacted but the trustee and its advisers are keeping a close eye on this.

The University has confirmed that it will continue to pay contributions to the trustee as these fall due during this difficult period.   If you are in receipt of a pension from the CUACPS this will continue to be paid as normal.


Cambridge University Assistants’ Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (CUADCPS)

The University of Cambridge have been engaged with the Defined Contribution Pension Provider ("The SEI Master Trust") during this period.  Following ongoing discussions, we have been receiving updates in relation to operational functions and the current market volatility.  With this in mind, we want to share with you a communication from the SEI Master Trust Trustees which will provide an update on the default investment option.  If you have registered to view your pension plan online, you will also see specific updates from SEI in relation to COVID-19 within the scheme documentation.  If you have yet to register for online access, you can do so by visiting:

We also want to remind you that if you have any queries, the administration team remain operational and will be able to support you with online registrations and general queries relating to your Defined Contribution Pension:

SEI Master Trust Pension Scheme Administration


Call:   0800 0113540 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm


Flexible retirement arrangements for members of the CPS

With effect from 1 October 2019 a flexible retirement arrangement is available for members of the CPS.  Under the arrangement members of the CPS who have reached Minimum Pension Age, currently age 55, are able to draw their full pension from the CPS whilst remaining in employment.  There is more information about this at (link to HR Policy) and at



For all Scheme information, Update forms and USS contact details, please visit the USS website:



For information on auto-enrolment please visit


My Pension

Whether you have just joined, have been a scheme member for a while, or are taking your pension, this site is your one-stop base to find the answers to your queries and gives you the resources you need.

If you’d prefer to talk to someone, the staff in the Pensions Office will be glad to hear from you – please visit the Contact page to find your Pensions Administrator.


Pensions Administration

Greenwich House

Madingley Rise

Madingley Road

Cambridge, CB3 0TX