Wellbeing matters Physical wellbeing support

Strathclyde Sport

Access to a range of exercise, sporting activities and tailored programmes including:

  • swimming pool
  • fitness suite
  • sports hall and squash courts

Staff memberships are available.

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Functional HIIT class at Strathclyde Sport.


Free activities, classes, and initiatives for staff

StrathActive is one of the University’s active health programmes delivered in partnership between the Sports Union, Strathclyde Sport, and Strath Union. Together, we provide a range of free activities on campus for students and staff where the emphasis is on having fun and being a part of #StrathLife.

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Watch the video to find out more about StrathActive.

Strathclyde Sport initiatives

Planned walking routes Planned and guided walking routes of varying difficulties facilitated
ExHALE ExHALE (Exercise for Health, Achievement, Lifestyle & Energy) is a support service open to the whole University community to encourage activity, healthy habits and improved wellbeing
Strathclyde Tree Trail Working in partnership with Every Tree Tells a Story, Strathclyde Sport's ExHALE and Sustainable Strathclyde, the trail identifies trees in and around the University campus which can be explored on foot. Designing this route, we've identified a number of tree locations, describing the tree and its surroundings, seeking to encourage walkers to explore according to their own choices and needs.
Hampden Sports Clinic Hampden Sports Clinic is based in Strathclyde Sport and will work with you to develop a bespoke programme that supports your goals, whether it is recovering from injury, regaining your mobility, or improving your fitness. This can be as simple as walking again after a significant injury to getting back to your favourite pastime to improving your fitness to smash P.B in your next marathon. Costs apply. 

Staff Disability Advisory Service

As a staff member you have access to a dedicated Staff Disability Advisory Service should you require it. Staff or managers can refer for specialist advice and guidance – e.g. reasonable adjustments, assistive technologies and other sources of support. The Staff Disability Adviser can provide advice and guidance to disabled and neurodivergent staff, and to line managers and other staff across the University to help ensure appropriate reasonable adjustments are made to enable staff to fully participate and have a positive experience of the work environment. The Staff Disability Adviser can advise on supporting disabled colleagues with signposting to other resources and sources of help. The Staff Disability Adviser also facilitates the Disabled and Neurodiverse Staff Network.

Contact Details:

Staff Disability Adviser, Doug Ross, Disability and Wellbeing Service
Level 4, Mary Dunn Wing, Learning and Teaching Building
55 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ

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Occupational Health, Safety & Wellbeing services

External links & support

Access to Work scheme

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for:

  • a grant to help pay for practical support with your work
  • support with managing your mental health at work
  • money to pay for communication support at job interviews

Access to Work could give you a grant to help pay for things like:

  • BSL interpreters, lip speakers or note takers
  • adaptations to your vehicle so you can get to work
  • taxi fares to work or a support worker if you cannot use public transport
  • a support worker or job coach to help you in your workplace
  • your workplace can include your home if you work from there some or all of the time.

It does not matter how much you earn. If you get an Access to Work grant, it will not affect any other benefits you get and you will not have to pay it back. You or your employer may need to pay some costs upfront and claim them back later.

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Person standing next to an OVO Bike.

OVO NextBike Scheme

As part of Strathclyde’s commitment to sustainable travel and supporting good health and wellbeing, all staff at Strathclyde are now eligible for a discounted membership to the Glasgow OVO Bikes network.

OVO NextBike Scheme