Financial wellbeing

Find out more about the financial benefits available to you whilst working at the University and how to access free, confidential financial support from outside organisations.  


Financial Wellbeing webinar – 14 March

MoneyHelper will deliver a financial wellbeing workshop to support staff with cost of living challenges. For details and registration, visit the Wellbeing news and events page.



 The first Hilary Term financial wellbeing webinar was delivered by MoneyHelper on 26 January 2023. This is a recording of that session:

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The HR Support webpages offer comprehensive information about staff benefits including financial benefits available to staff, discounts and travel schemes. 

These links will assist you in understanding your pay which is an important part of financial wellbeing.


Extra information on pay and taxation can be found at:

Finance Division - Pensions


For further information, please contact the relevant pension team at the email addresses below:
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The HR Department provides retirement guidance for staff and managers.


For free, impartial guidance on your pension, please visit Pension Wise, a service from MoneyHelper, backed by government. 

Information on buying or renting property in Oxford and the UK can be found here: 
•    Oxford University Welcome Service
•    Owning and renting a property


The Relocation Scheme is available to new starters at the University, at departmental discretion, to pay for removals expenses, travel for you and your dependants and professional fees for the sale or purchase of a house.

Mercer UK, a global consultancy, have compiled some resources to help with financial matters. This is generic guidance and not specifically for University employees, but it offers useful practical advice including a budgeting worksheet.

The University offers a system of grants or interest-free loans to help those members of staff in financial difficulty. The Staff Top-up Fund is available to current University employees retired university staff and the dependants of retired university staff members after their death.

The following websites give free advice on managing your finances and solving your debt:
•    Citizens Advice
•    GOV.UK
•    MoneyHelper

Information related to staff sickness and rates of pay can be found in the staff handbooks:

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Meet the team: 

Joanne Mason – Head of Wellbeing 

Lara Hayward – Wellbeing Programme Manager 

Frances Parkes – Wellbeing Skills Development Programme Manager