Later working life and retirement

Since 1st October 2011 the University has not been enforcing a retirement age for the vast majority of its staff. This follows the Government’s ending of the UK default retirement age (which had been set at 65), and means staff can retire at an age and time of their choosing.

This presents a significant culture change for the University. As an employer, we cannot make assumptions about when staff will retire. For staff, it will mean making decisions about their later working life and retirement plans. Some staff may choose to work beyond what was once considered 'retirement age'.

More information on later working life and retirement at the University:

Documentation

Later working life and retirement policy (PDF - 72KB) 

Later working life and part-time working guidelines (PDF - 74KB)