Savings and Protection

We know how important it is to have a secure source of income after you finish working. At the University of Derby we offer a competitive pension scheme as well as other financial benefits.


The University of Derby offers a salary informed pension scheme. All eligible staff have the opportunity to join either the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers Pensions, to which the University makes a significant contribution on your behalf.

Childcare vouchers

Sodexo childcare vouchers are offered by the University to help you pay for registered childcare. They are free from tax and National Insurance for the value of vouchers you order.


UatDerby is an employee discount savings scheme providing savings and benefits from leading providers and high street names. The offers are regularly reviewed and updated to bring you the best deals on day trips, holidays and more.

Tuition fee waiver scheme

We offer an extensive range of internally organised staff development events and generous staff discounts on our accredited courses.

The University offers a discount to children and partners of staff who choose to study at Derby, from undergraduate right up to Masters level. You can benefit from up to 25% off tuition fees for undergraduate programmes, and 10% for postgraduate programmes.


Car parking permits are available at certain sites, for a charge. The University also offers subsidised bus travel on two dedicated Unibus routes. You could save nearly 50% when buying a 10-trip ticket, equivalent to 90p a trip. We take a green approach to transport here and are constantly promoting alternative methods of getting to work.

Cycle2Work scheme

The Cycle2Work and CyclePlus schemes allow you to get a new bike and safety equipment through the University for getting to and from work and for use at weekends and evenings.

You can choose a bicycle up to the value of £1,000 from local retailers participating in the scheme, and the cost is deducted from your salary over the next 12 months.

CyclePlus runs as a 'salary sacrifice' scheme. This means that you receive a portion of your salary as a 'non-cash benefit', in this case the hire of a bike. This portion of your salary is exempt from income tax and NI contributions so you can make a saving on the cost of your bike.