USS Pension Reform following 2017 Valuation

Every three years, USS carries out a valuation – a detailed analysis of the factors that influence the scheme’s funding position. As well as being a specific legal requirement, the valuation gives the trustee, employers (UUK) and University and College Union representatives (UCU) the opportunity to formally take stock and, through the Joint Negotiating Committee, consider whether the findings mean any adjustments need to be made to future contribution rates, to future benefits – or both.

Pay 2018-19

Information about the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) Higher Education pay negotiations.


Nexus is the University’s brand new innovation centre providing opportunities for researchers to collaborate with businesses to tackle commercial, societal and environmental challenges.


Statements and updates relating to the Brexit process.

Reform of Statute VII

The University has been working for some time to reform Statute VII and its related Ordinances, which set out the procedures that apply to academic and academic related (professional & managerial) staff for the resolution of grievances, and for dismissal, removal from office and redundancy.

UniForum Service Benchmarking Programme

A four-year programme to gather benchmarking information of the efficiency and effectiveness of administration and support services.

Digital Learning Programme

The Vice Chancellor’s Executive Group has approved a programme of work to enhance student education and promote the University through the increased use of audio and video.