Athena Swan in IHW

Wellbeing

As our name suggests, promoting the health and wellbeing of all our staff and students is central to all we do. In addition to our work/life balance initiatives, we run regular activities to support inclusion of staff and students with disabilities and have an Athena Swan working group that specifically addresses the needs of older workers. Our new Clarice Pears Building is designed as a physical space that enhances wellbeing.

Photo of students on Gilmorehill Campus

IHW working groups 

All our working groups are actively engaged, one way or another, in supporting, protecting and enhancing staff and student wellbeing. Our Wellbeing of older workers (WOW) group has a remit that relates directly to the wellbeing of staff and students aged 50+. Our mentorship group arranges one-to-one mentoring for anyone in IHW who feels they may benefit from the advice, support and guidance of a more experienced colleague.  

IHW guidelines

Other IHW resources

  • IHW invisible disabilities campaign 
    Information and resources relating to invisible disabilities, their impact in the workplace, and how peers and managers can best support affected colleagues
  • British Sign Language (BSL) cafés 
    Monthly café-style events for colleagues with an interest in learning BSL
  • IHW wellbeing of older workers (WOW) toolkit  
    A resource to support staff with challenges related to being an older worker, including health, career development, pay and pension, preparing for retirement, and thriving in the workplace
  • New colleague coffee mornings 
    Quarterly informal events aimed at helping new staff and students to feel welcome and supported
  • IHW mentorship schemes 
    Information about our three mentorship schemes (research and teaching, professional services, and PGR students)
  • New staff induction 
    We aim to ensure that all staff receive a comprehensive induction – including the signposting of wellbeing resources – and monitor this via a detailed checklist system. 

Related University of Glasgow resources

Main University of Glasgow health and wellbeing webpage