Age-Friendly University visit June 2023

On the 7th and 8th June, we were delighted to welcome visitors from our fellow Age-Friendly University, Central Connecticut State. As part of wider-Scotland visit, the group from the USA were very keen to visit the University of Strathclyde and learn more about our Age-Friendly activity, as well as experience the Age-Friendly City of Glasgow.

Ever since its creation in 2012, the Age-Friendly University initiative has aimed to foster intergenerational exchange between members so the visit was a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with colleagues and learn about our respective institutions practices in teaching, research and community engagement.

As part of their visit, the group met with key members of the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) team, as well as several members of the 3Ls Student Association. They were also delighted to be given presentations from wider University staff including researchers from the Strathclyde Ageing Network, Young Strathclyder and the Intergenerational Mentoring Network.

In order to see as much of the University, and the city, as possible CLL arranged a Campus Tour for the group from one of the University’s Student Ambassadors, well as a guided music walking tour of the Merchant City, where they were joined by several members of the 3Ls Student Association. Thank you to everyone involved!

For more information on the Age-Friendly University initiative, please contact Gemma Gilliland, Age-Friendly Academy Manager at



 (photo: Visitors from Central Connecticut State University alongside members of the 3Ls Student Association)