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The normal retirement date for each member of staff is now specified in their contract of employment. For those holding University offices, it is currently the end of September following the 67th birthday and for other staff, the end of September following the 65th birthday.

Members of staff may apply to retire earlier than their normal retirement date, but should first seek advice on how this might affect their occupational pension, if appropriate.

All staff are given advance notice of their impending retirement date and have a legal right to request that it be deferred. This is done by following the procedure set out in the University retirement policy.

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