The Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is renowned locally and internationally in educational gerontology and providing learning for older adults. With the largest programme of university-based learning opportunities aimed at those over 50 in Europe, we aim to meet the increasingly diverse learning needs of older people. Through the Centre for Lifelong Learning at Strathclyde, over 2500 adult learners take a range of classes each year and our programmes are constantly evolving to cater for the interests of this demographic.

Our current programmes can be viewed below; 


There are many ways to get support, get involved and build new social networks within the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the wider University:

  • The Learning in Later Life 3 Ls Student Association was established in 1988 and currently has over 1000 members who have benefitted from classes run by the Centre for Lifelong Learning. Membership of the 3Ls provides a range of benefits, including eligibility to join 3Ls Clubs, attend social events and lunchtime talks, a regular newsletter and benefit from advance mailing and priority booking for the CLL Daytime Programme. A programme of social outings is organised for members, including buildings of historical, architectural and cultural interest. You can join the 3 Ls Student Association here.
  • At the CLL we have a loyal group of Student Ambassadors who promote and raise awareness  of the diverse range of courses and opportunities at CLL to a wide range of organisations, clubs and societies within the wider community. If you are current or former CLL student and are interested in becoming an ambassador, or if your group or organisation would be interested in hearing a talk from one of our ambassadors, please contact Gemma Gilliland.
  • The Mature Students' Association (MSA) is a representative group which aims to cater to the large number of mature students who study at Strathclyde to allow them to meet other mature students and socialise. The MSA gets involved in representing the issues which affect mature students and ensures that these issues are recognised both locally and nationally for the student population.´╗┐ Visit the Mature Students Association website for more information.