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Welcome to the USS

The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) is specifically designed for all Academic and Academic-related members of University and College staff, and is administered centrally by the USS in Liverpool. As an employer, the University provides USS with the information they need in order to maintain your pension record, and the USS team are here to field member queries. Please visit the Contact page to find your Pensions Administrator.

Elsewhere in our USS pages you can find USS Frequently Asked Questions and Claiming Your Pension.

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

Members can sign up to USS dedicated member news ad updates in My USS from the USS website. This information can help you understand more about your choices, benefits and saving for the future. Just visit the my details page to sign up.


Latest updates on USS

Members of USS will be notified of relevant news about the scheme in the USS bulletin, an occasional e-bulletin produced by the University to which all USS members at Cambridge are automatically subscribed. The University also holds periodic open meetings to discuss developments with USS: you can view recordings of previous meetings (Raven login required).

2 November 2023

  • USS has written to members to confirm that, subject to various consultation processes, members' pension contributions are expected to drop from 9.8% to 6.1% of salary from 1 January 2024. It has also confirmed that there will be a one-off augmentation to pensions for those contributing between April 2022 and April 2024. Read more on the USS website.

5 October 2023

  • UCU and UUK have reached an outline agreement on how the 2023 valuation should be finalised. Read the full statement online.
  • This recommends the restoration of DB benefits within the scheme to pre-April 2022 levels. Member and employer contribution rates would also be lower.
  • The agreement also includes a recommendation to apply a one-off augmentation to members' pensions, to make up for the lower benefits accrued between April 2022 and April 2024.
  • The eventual completion of the 2023 valuation is subject to the outcome of various consultation processes, and is the responsibility of the USS Trustee.

21 September 2023

  • As part of the 2023 valuation process, which shows a much-improved financial position, there is a proposal to restore USS benefits to the level they were at before April 2022.
  • Members and eligible members of the scheme are being consulted on these proposals.
  • The formal Notice of Consultation gives details of the proposals and how affected staff can give their views.
  • The consultation runs from 9am on 25 September to 5pm on 24 November on the USS consultation website.