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.

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 staff and students free travel on the Unibus upon production of a valid University ID card.

Cycle2Work scheme

The Government approved Cycle2Work scheme allows 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 bike up to the value of £1,000 (T&Cs apply). The cost is deducted from your salary over 12 months. This part of your salary will not have tax or National Insurance applied to it.

Cycle2Work 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.