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.
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:
- Flexible Working Policy
- Flexible Staff Resourcing Policy
- Guidelines for Home Working
- Carer Policy
- Carer webpage
- Retirement Guidelines
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.