Morning choir singers at the Centre for Lifelong Learning

Strathclyde as an Age-Friendly University

How is the University of Strathclyde demonstrating its commitment to being Age-Friendly?

We are proud to be a member of the global network of Age-Friendly Universities and to be actively showcasing the role that Higher Education has to play in responding to the opportunities and challenges that accompany an ageing demographic.

The University of Strathclyde is already demonstrating its commitment to being an Age-Friendly University by delivering the largest programme of learning opportunities aimed at those over 50 at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, conducting a range of ageing-related research across all faculties and being part of national and international projects with an ageing focus. The Age-Friendly Academy consolidates this breadth of work in one place to support our status as an Age-Friendly University and a ‘place of useful learning open to all’.

Living Well, Ageing Well

The University of Strathclyde is committed to carrying out research that promotes healthy ageing, as demonstrated through the University’s 'Ageing Better' multidisciplinary sub-theme.

An Age-Friendly Employer


At the University of Strathclyde, we welcome applications from excellent candidates of all ages.  Have a look at our Vacancies webpages for information about working at Strathclyde and to search our current job vacancies.

Current staff

As an Age Positive University, we have a range of policies which support our workers of all ages. Staff who wish to actively engage in their career are supported to do so without reference to age. Similarly, we support those who wish to request flexibility and alternatives to the standard working week which may be prompted by a change in circumstances.

Relevant polices include:

Organisational and Staff Development Unit

Whilst in the University's employment, the Organisational and Staff Development Unit offer excellent learning opportunities, which can be booked online.

For staff considering retirement in the near future, they also offer a Planning a Positive Retirement workshop.

'One third of the UK population is now aged over 50'. (Later Life in the UK, Age UK, 2016).

'The number of people aged 60 or over is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030'. (National population projections for the UK, 2014-based, Office for National Statistics, 2015).

'By 2024 there will be 18 million people aged 60 and over, 3.1 million more than in 2014'. (Centre for Ageing Better, 2016).