|Grade and pension scheme||age when unreduced pension benefits can be accessed|
|Grade 7 and above (USS)||65th birthday|
|Grade 6 (LGPS)||65th birthday.|
|Grade 1 - 5 (LGPS)||65th birthday.|
Guidance for managers on conducting discussions about retirement can be found here
LGPS and USS offer options for flexible retirement subject to consent being given by the university. Staff who are interested in pursuing flexible retirement should initially complete a flexible working request form. Both pension schemes require advance notification - in the case of USS, the individual must give two months notice after the flexible working request has been agreed.