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We provide a range of core and additional flexible benefits to all colleagues.

MyChoice Benefits Scheme

We provide a wide range of benefits, savings and discounts for our colleagues and their families that recognise their differing needs and circumstances and provide savings on day to day expenditure. Further details can be found on the MyChoice Benefits site.


Our colleagues benefit from a generous holiday entitlement of between 23 – 35 days per year (depending on grade). In addition to this, you will receive University closure days and statutory bank holidays.


The University offers attractive Pension Schemes to all colleagues via either the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers Pensions, to which we make a significant contribution on your behalf.

Academics may join the Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) is open to Researchers and all Professional Services and Support colleagues.

Current members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme appointed to lecturing posts (including heads of teaching departments and professors), may be eligible for continued membership of USS.

Flexible Working

The University is committed to supporting the work / life balance of its colleagues and offers a range of employment practices to provide part time and flexible working, enabling colleagues to combine their work responsibilities with caring responsibilities.

Recognition of Continuous Service

In certain circumstances we will count your service at other recognised institutions, such as in HE / FE within the UK, as continuous service. This means your entitlement to enhanced benefits based on length of service will be calculated taking into account service accrued at these institutions.

Academic Development

We are committed to developing academic practice to ensure that students are provided with quality learning experiences. We provide a range of development opportunities for those who teach and support learning.

Visa Reimbursement

NTU recognises the importance of being able to successfully attract and recruit talented individuals from a global labour market.  Visa charges can be a prohibitive factor when overseas workers decide if they want to come to the UK to work and settle, so NTU have committed to reimbursing the cost of Visa* fees to anyone who starts with NTU on a Tier 2 Visa after 1st April 2019.

Details of eligibility, responsibilities, the claims process and recovery of reimbursement can be found in out Reimbursement of Visa fees policy and procedure. Alternatively, you can contact NTU Human Resources to find out more.

*Subject to eligibility criteria. Visa reimbursements are subject to Tax and National Insurance contributions. The Immigration Health Surcharge is not covered under the reimbursement policy.


We offer a range of volunteering opportunities for both individual colleagues and departmental teams. These opportunities can be as diverse as helping in a school breakfast club, to being a trustee of a charity. They provide colleagues with an opportunity to develop new skills and support our local community.

Health and Wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a high priority and we offer a range of confidential services including face-to-face training and online advice and guidance.

We have Occupational Health Advisors who work with our colleagues to promote health and wellbeing at work, and offer a selection of free services including health surveillance programmes, counselling and physiotherapy. We also run regular events to deliver advice and provide a variety of health screening activities.

Sports Facilities

Our gym membership is available to colleagues and their family members and offers activities at both the City and Clifton Campus including:

  • unlimited use of gym and sports hall
  • free group exercise and fitness classes included Zumba, Pilates and Yoga
  • access to NTU sports clubs
  • swimming at the University of Nottingham pool
  • 30ft climbing wall (City Campus)
  • sports therapy suite (City Campus).

Colleagues at our Brackenhurst Campus benefit from discounted membership at a local leisure centre providing similar facilities.

Staff Equality Networks

We provide opportunities for colleagues to meet, support and inspire each other through our staff equality networks, which are run by staff, for staff. Through consultation and collaboration, they help to ensure that equality diversity and inclusion remain at the heart of our strategy, places and practices. Our networks currently represent;

  • Disability
  • LGBT+
  • Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH)
  • Women

Still need help?

Contact Human Resources