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Alix McDonald

Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning - University of Strathclyde

Alix McDonald has been Head of the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the University of Strathclyde since 2016, prior to this she was Community Engagement Manager for the Centre. She is a committed adult learning practitioner who is passionate about learning in all its forms. CLL delivers a diverse portfolio of learning opportunities for part-time adult learners from entry to Masters level. As Head of Centre and in her previous role, she oversees CLL’s credit and non-credit bearing public programmes offering learning opportunities for all. This includes the unique Daytime Programme aimed at those aged 50+, a demographic which provides a strategic focus for her work and a programme which led to the launch of Strathclyde’s Age-Friendly Academy in 2017. The aim is to showcase Strathclyde as an Age-Friendly University which offers something for everyone regardless of age or stage in life. Alix has driven forward this institution-wide initiative and as a keen advocate of healthy ageing and learning throughout life, is committed to further embedding the importance of the age-friendly ethos and lifelong learning across the HE sector.