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As a valued member of the Warwick community, you have access to one of three attractive pension schemes depending on your role - Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), University of Warwick Pension Scheme (UPS) or NHS Pension Scheme.

You will be notified of the pension scheme you are eligible to join in your onboarding material.

Click on the logos below to find out more information about each scheme.

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If you are considering retirement you may wish to review the retirement process here.

News and updates

USS consultation opens 25 September 

If you are a member of Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), or eligible to join, you will receive an email in mid-September from with details of a consultation on proposed USS benefit improvements (which would take effect from 1 April 2024).  

Please do take the time to read the details and share your views through the USS consultation.  

The USS consultation website goes live from 25 September 2023, and will include frequently asked questions. 

The pensions team at Warwick will consider any staff feedback, and if necessary will add further FAQs to the Warwick pages as the consultation develops. 

Important information about Capita’s cyber incident

USS's technology partner, Capita, has been the target of a cyber attack, and some of the data it holds on its servers for USS has been compromised. To find out further information click here.

Expression of Wish Forms

It is always good to keep your Expression of Wish Forms updated, especially if your personal circumstances change. Please click the following links for each scheme's form: USS, UPS DB and UPS DC

Scottish Widows - Auto Re-enrolment

If you have been re-enrolled into the University of Warwick Pension Scheme - DC Section, you will need to contact Scottish Widows to opt out of the Scheme. However, please only contact them once you are in receipt of your Welcome Pack that they will send to you. You will not be able to opt out before this has been issued.

University of Warwick Pension Scheme - DB Section

The Pension Scheme Administrators Barnett Waddingham have sent out a letter to all members of the Scheme about the ability to access their pension information online. Barnett Waddingham have been the Pension Scheme Administrators since 2010.


    If you would like to speak with us, please contact us via hr dot pensions at warwick dot ac dot uk.

    Telephone: 02476 150 133

    Timescales for popular requests (weeks):

    Retirement Quotations: 4 - 6

    Cash Equivalent Transfer Values: 4 - 6

    Useful Links

    Salary sacrifice FAQs

    Salary sacrifice Factsheet

    Universities UK

    Warwick's Retired Staff Association (RSA)

    The Pensions Regulator

    UPS DC Frequently Asked Questions

    UPS DB Frequently Asked Questions

    USS Frequently Asked Questions

    Pension Presentations

    Pension Taxation

    Pensions ScamsLink opens in a new window