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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.

Food Banks

A donation station has been set up at the Oasis Centre, where staff can drop off food for a newly formed local food bank group as well as the local charity, Noor Food Bank. They make a collection of tinned food, cereals, savouries, etc. from Oasis on a regular basis. The team expect to be inundated with requests for donations, so any support is most welcomed. Your generosity will go towards families struggling with food poverty.
The Noor Food Bank aims to tackle the current food poverty crisis in the UK. You can learn more about their mission via their Facebook page.


Why not take a few minutes to view the organised events taking place?

Wellbeing Sessions

Yoga:

every Monday 2.00pm – 3.00pm.

Mindfulness

Student Sessions: no current sessions

Meditation:

every Thursday 12 noon - 12.45pm


Alternatively, drop in at 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.

Find out more about Creative Prayer at Oasis

SU Christian Union

Regular meetings are held throughout the year

Muslim Chaplaincy

The following sessions are held with the Imams:
• Tea & Talk with the Imam
• Meet & Greet
• Drop in sessions
• Bookable appointments
For more details about timings please look at the Muslim Chaplaincy Programme

Sisters' Social

Sisters from different backgrounds gather in a warm and friendly atmosphere, learning about Islam with a female scholar who leads discussions. All sisters welcome.
University’s Female Muslim Scholar (Aalimah), Anisha Hansrot can also be contacted on AHansrot1@uclan.ac.uk or visit www.uclanisoc.com for more information.

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