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Human Resources


Review of the University’s Retirement Policy

A review of the University’s Retirement Policy had been scheduled to take place during 2019/20, but this work was postponed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. On 20 October 2022, the Human Resources Committee agreed that the review should now take place, and this work will be progressed during this academic year. As with other recent reviews of HR policies, there will be a full consultation with the University community to ensure everyone’s voice is heard.

Consistent with the previous review of the retirement policy, the Human Resources Committee will establish an academic-led working group to conduct the review. The committee will put forward a proposed membership for the group and a draft terms of reference to the General Board and Council. Once approved, this information will be published in the University Reporter.


1.1. This policy provides a statement of the University's approach to employee retirement. The University believes that a clear policy will assist employees in planning for their retirement, or for an extension of their working lives, and will allow for effective succession and activity planning within the University.

1.2. This policy applies to all employees of the University of Cambridge, with the exception of employees working for Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment.