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Postdoc Academy


University of Cambridge postdocs are entitled to a number of benefits during their employment here and after they leave.


Staff Benefits

Employees of the University have access to a substantial list of benefits.

These include childcare and family leave, a cycle to work scheme and transport discounts, and shopping discounts.

Make sure you register for the SmartHub, the employee benefits portal, to see your benefits and access discounts.


Alumni Benefits

Postdocs who have been in post for a minimum of 300 consecutive days are eligible for alumni benefits when they leave the University.

We encourage you to update your details on Employee Self Service before your term of employment ends to ensure you start to receive these benefits as soon as possible.

Once you are about to leave the University, you will be contacted directly by Development Alumni Relations. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of the scheme.

To view a full list of benefits which are available to you, please visit the Cambridge Alumni website.

If you have any queries regarding registration to the alumni scheme or benefits, please contact