Information and support about the different University pension schemes.

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Pension schemes for new and current staff

Under automatic enrolment legislation any employee aged 16 to 74 may join a workplace pension scheme. The University offers three occupational pension schemes which are open to new and current members of staff. Eligibility for each scheme is determined by your staff category.

If you do not know what pension scheme you are in, check your contract of employment or contact the Pensions Office.


Universities Superannuation Scheme - for academic and academic-related staff

View USS pension
NHS Scheme for Scotland

For Academic Staff in Scottish NHS Superannuation Scheme

View NHSSS pension

Legacy pension schemes

There are several pension schemes that are no longer open to new entrants but continue to serve existing members.


University of Dundee Superannuation and Life Assurance Scheme

UoDSS closed to new entrants on 31 December 2022. New clerical, technical, manual, and support staff will be part of Royal London.

View UoDSS pension

Other legacy pension schemes

Members of staff who were members of pension schemes with colleges who have since been acquired by the University of Dundee may also be able to remain on their former schemes. 

Tax Implications and the Lifetime Allowance

Watch a short video on pension tax, and find further links to what options might be available to help you manage.

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