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Shopping Discounts

The University of Cambridge employees have access to hundreds of local and national shopping discounts.  Find out more here.

Costco Membership

Along with others within the Education Sector, University of Cambridge employees are eligible to join Costco as an Individual member.  Costco Wholesale UK offers great savings on thousands of quality products at the lowest possible price at all UK locations and over 795 worldwide.  In addition to offering quality products at low warehouse prices, Costco offers a variety of convenient member services such as Optical, Tyre Sales and Fitting, Food Court, Personalised Sheet Cakes and a pre-order system from our Service Deli.

The annual Individual membership costs £33.60 (including VAT), which includes a membership card for you, and a complimentary spouse or domestic partner card.  You also have the option to purchase an additional membership card for £16.80 (including VAT).

All membership cards are valid immediately, and enable you to shop at any Costco warehouse location worldwide (the closest locations to Cambridge are Milton Keynes and Stevenage).  To find out more, please visit the Costco website:

Pension schemes

The Pensions Section manages the following pensions schemes:

  • Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS)
  • Cambridge University Assistants' Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS)
  • National Health Service Pension Scheme (NHSPS)
  • Cambridge Colleges' Federated Pension Scheme (CCFPS)

Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving is a simple, tax-efficient way for employees to make monthly donations to any UK registered charity directly from their gross pay.