University Benefits


The University has a number of travel schemes for staff.  Full information is available at

Bus Travel

University employees can purchase annual or quarterly bus passes at a discounted rate through the University.

Further information is available at

Train Discount

The University Train Pass scheme provides a discount on rail season tickets plus other benefits.

Further information is available at


The University offers quality childcare provision services at affordable prices to its employees. For full details about the services offered, please visit NB: Due to the high demand for the University’s nursery places there is a long waiting list.

The University also offers nursery fee payment schemes to eligible staff as an opportunity to save tax and national insurance on childcare costs. Please visit

Training and Development

A range of  training and development opportunities are available at the University.  More information on what is available for different roles can be found at

University Club

The University Club provides social, sporting and hospitality activities for all staff, postgraduate alumni, retired staff and associated institutions of the University. The University Club building is located on Mansfield Road, and incorporates a lively Club bar, where members can view all Sky sporting events, a cafe which serves food all day until 1700, along with various sporting facilities including a gym and floodlit 5-aside football pitch. There are also 14 en-suite bedrooms available to book at favorable rates for visitors to Oxford.

Further information is available at

University Sports Facilities

All University staff are eligible to use the University Sports Centre located on Iffley Road. The extensive facilities include: athletics stadium, football pitch, water-based astroturf, tennis courts (four hard courts, six grass courts), four court sports hall, Dojo martial arts hall, three squash courts, cardiovascular (‘Pulse’) gym, powerlifting gym and a competition-standard swimming pool.

Membership of the facilities is required (with the exception if fitness classes and swimming lessons). Retired members of staff are eligible for the same membership rates as current staff. Staff may apply to join any of the 78 sports clubs.

Further information is available at

Staff Restaurants

The University has various restaurants that are available to staff, for example, in the University Offices and University Club. These restaurants offer competitively priced meals, including vegetarian options, and are open over the lunchtime period and for morning coffee and afternoon tea.

Most hospital sites offer cafeteria facilities, which may be used by University staff employed in clinical departments. Facilities vary between hospital trust sites.

Further information is available at

BUPA - Eduhealth

Bupa Eduhealth Essentials private medical insurance offers special rates for University of Oxford staff and their families 

Additional Benefits

For additional benefits such as discount at the University shops and free entry to colleges, please see the web page below.

Further information is available at