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UCLan Acts of Kindness Day 2018

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Save the date: UCLan is hosting its third annual Acts of Kindness Day on Thursday 11 October

The aim of UCLan AOK Day is to act as a reminder of the value of kindness and provides an opportunity for our students, staff and members of the public to do something to make our campus and local community an even kinder and friendlier place to be.
Whether you plan it or are inspired to do something spontaneous, just carry out a kind act and make someone’s day!
Volunteers required to help out on the day - please contact Amy-Louise Thompson.


It's time to recognise those people who brighten up your day and can make UCLan a better place to be.  Please take some time out to nominate a member of staff or a student - we are looking for people who are:

- consistently kind
- go above and beyond
- understand that sometimes it's the small things which can make a difference
- are willing to help, often without being asked.

Award winners will also receive a pair of Virgin Train tickets, worth up to £350, which can be used on any West Coast Main Line service between London and Edinburgh.

Place your nominations now, giving examples - closing date Friday 5 October.

All nominees will be notified - come along to Harrington and Greenbank Social Space at 1.00pm on AOK Day to find out who the winners are.


8.30am - 1.00pm: Foster Social Space, Harrington Social Space, The Library, Preston railway station
Kindness Cabins
Look out for the Kindness Cabins - grab a cupcake, balloon or exciting giveaway to give to a colleague or friend.

9.00am - 10.00am: Oasis Centre, Library
Mindful Colouring (8 places)
A relaxing and mindful session discovering how you can make the most of those colouring books we all got for Christmas!

9.00am - 10.00am: Oasis Centre, Quiet Reflection Room
Gentle Yoga (6 places)
Start your day with mindful movement, breath awareness and a space to ‘just be’. Suitable for everybody. Loose clothing preferable and please bring a mat if you have one, although I have a few spares.

10.00am - 11.00am: Oasis Centre, Library
Mindful Colouring (8 places)
A relaxing and mindful session discovering how you can make the most of those colouring books we all got for Christmas!

10.00am - 12 noon: Oasis Centre, Function Room
Reflective Labyrinth
In our busy lives, it is often easy to forget how important it is to give ourselves time to pause, reflect and consider the events going on around us. So why not take time out of the hectic working week and join us on an indoor reflective labyrinth walk, where you will be able to encounter a relaxing but thoughtful experience concentrating on what it means to be kind to yourself and others, as well as on how positivity can be maintained both in the short-term and long-term.

11.00am - 12 noon: Oasis Centre, Quiet Reflection Room
Restful Yoga
Take a little time out of your day for gentle movement, a focus on the breath and a well-deserved relaxation to restore you, and be kind to yourself. Mats and props supplied. Just bring yourself in comfortable clothing that you can move in.

12 noon: Foster Social Space
Staff choir performance

12 noon - 1.00pm: Oasis Centre, Library
Tai Chi (6 places)
An introduction to this internal martial art which includes gentle movements for relaxation, balance and health.

12 noon - 1.00pm: Oasis Centre, Quiet Reflection Room
Introduction to Mindfulness (10 places)
Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgemental way to your experience of your body, mind and world around you. This introduction to mindfulness meditation aims to raise your awareness through shared experience and discussion.

1.00pm: Harrington and Greenbank Social Space
Kindness Champion Awards
Come along to cheer on the award winners or see if your Kindness Champion nominee has won.
Includes a performance by the UCLan Chamber Choir.

6.30pm: Mitchell and Kenyon Theatre
The Greatest Showman (shown as part of the 1 in 4 Film Festival)
Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Keep coming back to find out more about planned events.
You can share your acts of kindness by tagging #UCLanAOK

UCLan AOK Day logo


UCLan campus

Start Date:

11 Oct 2018


Free of charge