Keeping in touch
It's really important that you keep in touch with the Pensions Office during your retirement, so that we always have the most up-to-date contact details for you. If you change your address or bank details, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting us.
Peter Leigh was a Member Nominated Director (MND) on the Board of Trustees for nearly a decade until he stepped down in October 2019.
Before he left, we asked him whether he'd enjoyed being an MND and if he'd recommend other UMSS members try it too.
When did you first become an MND?
I first became an MND in 2010.
What did you most enjoy about being an MND?
I enjoyed meeting with other trustees who are from different parts of the University. I also liked trustee meetings, where we meet with the specialists who support UMSS, including the scheme actuary, investment advisors, and covenant advisors.
What will you miss most about being an MND?
I think I'm going to miss the training and education sessions. Some of them take place in trustee board meetings and some are run externally.
Given your experience, what advice would you give to a member of UMSS who’s thinking of becoming an MND?
Just go for it!
What will you do now in your free time?
I like to go birdwatching and I also enjoy listening to music and going to the theatre.
Guided tours of the campus are a great way to keep in touch with the University once you’ve retired. You’ll find out all about the history of the University and how it catered to the industrial needs of the area when it was first set up. Tours take place every few days, last around an hour, and they’re free to attend!
To find out more and book your place, go to the University website.