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To retire or not to retire

The group had its inaugural meeting in April 2013 as part of the 'Age' theme of the Diversity Calendar.

The group supplied a number of questions and these have been collated into a FAQ list which is accessible here or on the left hand menu.

All answers can be found on AskHR - accessed from the list of 'Useful Links' below:

Useful Links

University Retirement Policy

Retirement/Employment Options after age 55 Guidance

Flexible Working Policy

Human Resources


Pensions Office

Age Discrimination in Europe

Greater Manchester Ageing Hub

The Centre for Ageing Better

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Training Resources

Staff Learning has some useful resources around age and managing different people.  They can be found here

Pre Retirement Leave

From 1 January 2014, employees who are retiring at age 55 or over may be eligible for pre-retirement leave.  More information is available here.


Staff Learning and Development are running pre retirement courses (course TOE2).  More information can be found using the link below:

SLaD Courses

Thursday 13th April - 12.30-1.30 - 5.206 University Place

Heather Mawson, Head of Pensions will give an update on any recent changes to the option of retiring and returning to work and Karen Scoresby, HR Policy Manager will answer any questions on the guidance 'Retirement/Employment Options after age 55'.


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