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Special notice

We have become aware that some of our pensioner members have recently received a payslip for the April 2020 payment. We are investigating how this has happened and apologise for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused.

If you are receiving a pension from UMSS, the April 2021 payslip should reach you shortly; this confirms your new rate of pension following the 2021 pensions increase.


Welcome to the website for the University of Manchester Superannuation Scheme (UMSS). UMSS allows you to build up valuable pension benefits to help you save for your retirement.

Use the modeller to help you plan for retirement.


We are looking for one active member and one pensioner member to join our Trustee Board – find out more by reading our leaflet. To apply, complete a nomination form for active members or pensioner members.

MND leaflet

Unfortunately, pension scams remain very common – learn how to protect yourself and your finances.

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Watch our interview with Andy Wallis, our investment consultant, who discusses why investing sustainably is so important for UMSS.

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Read your annual newsletters and download forms to make changes to your pension. You’ll also find legal documents such as the Report & Accounts here.

Documents and forms

Benefits for my family

Find out about the benefits that are available to you and your family as a member of UMSS.

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Boost your benefits

Recently reviewed your benefits and think it’s time to boost them? Find out more about making Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs).

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Pension increases

If you're receiving your pension from UMSS, find out what the most recent pension increases are.

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Your Trustee Board

UMSS is managed by the Trustee Board – find out who is on the Board.

You can also get a behind the scenes look at what it’s like to be an MND from Tracy Kaar.

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