Pension Schemes

Staff Grade 5 and Below

Staff at Grade 5 and below are eligible, immediately on starting their employment, to join the Aberystwyth University Pension Plan (AUPP), the occupational pension scheme provided by the University.

Employees at Grade 5 or below will be contractually enrolled into AUPP if: 

  • They have a contract of employment for 3 months or more
  • They are aged between 18 and 65 
  • Their annual earnings are more than £5,876

If the employee meets the above criteria, they will be automatically deemed a member of AUPP from their contractual start date and contributions will be deducted accordingly.

The employee is able to Opt Out of AUPP by requesting an Opt Out Form from the Payroll and Pensions Section of HR.


Members of staff requiring further information are asked to contact the Payroll and Pensions Section on extensions 2033 / 8706 or via email:

Information can also be obtained from the AUPP website