Staff Benefits - Human Resources - Newcastle University

Staff Benefits

At Newcastle University we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for our staff. Our current range includes:



All staff have access to a range of other University Facilities including Open Access Centre and Students Union


We continue to offer excellent, defined benefit pension schemes providing retirement, ill-health and death benefits for you and your family.

Promotion and Progression

We operate a performance and development review scheme to support staff in achieving objectives. It helps identify relevant development activities to further enhance their skills.

The size and breadth of our workforce means we have internal opportunities to progress.

For academic, research and teaching staff, there are well defined career pathways. There is an annual promotions exercise to reward those showing the required achievement. For support staff there is also potential for accelerated progression or bonus payments through pay review (PDF, 114KB).

Give as you Earn (GAYE)

Newcastle University operates a "Give as You Earn" scheme which allows you to make regular monthly tax free deductions to any registered charity in the UK or any organisation recognised by HM Revenue and Customs as charitable. The Payroll office will make the deductions from your gross pay each month until you specify otherwise.

GAYE Donor Instruction Form