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The Pensions Team provide information, guidance and support to members and prospective members of the College.  Pension Schemes - USS, SAUL and the NHS.

One of the many benefits of joining the staff of Imperial College is access to membership of an Occupational Pension Scheme. Membership of a pension scheme is not compulsory but new members of staff are deemed to be in membership providing they have been issued with a contract of employment or are workers who meet the Auto-Enrolment criteria.  Contributions are automatically deducted from pay.  Contractual staff who are members of USS and SAUL participate in the schemes under the PensionSMART contribution method which reduces the amount of National Insurance contributions that they pay each month, resulting in higher take home pay.

The following three Staff Pension Schemes currently available to the staff of Imperial College London:

  • Superannuation Arrangements for the University of London - SAUL
  • University Superannuation Scheme - USS
  • National Health Service - NHSPS


Further information on the College's pension schemes can be found on our Pensions' webpages.