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Wellbeing & Faith Events

An open invitation is extended to all UCLan students (new or returning) and members of staff to visit the Centre. A place where you can take some time out to relax in an environment designed for quiet time, peace, reflection, meditation, mindfulness and support.
Drop-in at any time that suits you, you’ll always be assured of a friendly welcome and free cup of tea.
The centre is open from 7.30am – 12 midnight (swipe access), 7 days a week.
Why not take a few minutes to view the organised events taking place?

Wellbeing Sessions

Yoga:

every Monday, 2.00pm – 3.00pm.

Knit and Natter:

‘Merry Knit-Mas’ - Thursday 20 December 12.30 – 2.00pm
Come along and learn to knit simple Christmas cards and decorations.

Mindfulness

Student Sessions:

  • Friday 25 January 10.30am - 12 noon

  • Wednesday 20 February 9.00am - 10.30am

  • Thursday 21 March 9.00am - 10.30am

  • Wed 1 May 2.00pm - 3.30pm

 

Meditation:

every Thursday 12 noon - 12.45pm

Pray and Dance:

11.00am - 12 noon
Tuesday 4 December
Tuesday 18 December

Alternatively, just drop in anytime to use our peaceful meditation room or take some time out in the Oasis Library where there’s a comprehensive range of spirituality and self-help books.

Faith Events

Buddhist Chaplaincy


Cham Tse Ling Buddhist Group Meeting takes place every Thursday evening from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Feel free to drop in any time between 10.00am and 2.00pm on a Thursday to meet with Anne Walmsley who represents the Buddhist faith at Oasis.

Christian Chaplaincy

Reverend Alecia Johnstone is available the first and third Mondays of every month to provide pastoral care and support based in the Oasis Centre.
If you’d like to explore what Christian Faith in Action really looks like - join with Christians from different backgrounds to seek to deepen your faith and ask those difficult questions. Sessions are led by Rach Collins from the Student Christian Movement an inclusive community of students who come together to explore their faith. Dates to be announced.

SU Christian Union

Regular meetings are held throughout the year

Muslim Chaplaincy

Tea & Talk session with the Imam:
12 noon - 1.00 pm, every fortnight on Mondays
2.45pm - 3.45pm every fortnight on Tuesdays
Alternatively, drop in between 12 noon and 1.00pm on a Wednesday and 2.45pm - 3.45pm on a Thursday.
Appointments can be made with Imam Vasiyyullah Bhayat, Imam Uzair Hansrot and Anisha Hansrot for any personal issue such as jurisprudence, counselling, loneliness, alcohol and drug use, spirituality and other contemporary issues affecting the enjoyment of University life.

Latter Day Saints Student Society

Meets every Wednesday 12 noon – 2.00 pm. Plans are underway to establish an LDS Faith Group based at Oasis. Please contact Dr Roger Kendle if you'd like to get involved or you can drop by to meet him at Oasis on a Tuesday anytime between 10.00am and 2.00 pm.

All Faiths

Want to pop in for a chat? We have associate chaplains from many faiths working with us at Oasis who are there to listen, discuss issues and offer support if needed.
Associate chaplains from the following faiths and none are also available to you: Humanism; Jewish; Hindu; Baha’i; Sikh; Roman Catholic; Pagan.

The Chaplaincy team is there for you. The team are happy to support staff and students to explore their faith, values and spirituality in a non-judgemental, supportive and confidential manner.
If you are interested in any of the above, wish to make an appointment to see any of the Chaplaincy team or would like to book out the function room for a faith, well-being or spirituality event, the Centre can be contacted as follows:
Email: oasis@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 892615 / 892602.

Best Wishes,
UCLan Chaplaincy Team