Mindfulness for Oxford University Students

Course details

How long is the course?

8 weeks

How often do we meet?

90 minutes per week

Who is the course for?

Students at the University of Oxford

Where is the course?

St Edmund Hall and St Catherine's College

How many people of each course?

Up to 30

How much does the course cost?


Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your place up to 5 working days before the course start date. You will not be charged on administration fee on your refund. If you cancel your place within 5 working days of the course start date no refund is available.

Available courses:

St Edmund Hall, Mondays, 17:30-19:00 - 8 October-26 November 2018 (Michaelmas)

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St Catherine's College, Thursdays, 17:30-19:00 - 11 October-29 November 2018 (Michaelmas)

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IMPORTANT: Please read the information below before booking

The Michaelmas Term courses are being held at St Edmund Hall and St Catherine’s College.  Priority is first given to students from these host colleges to book onto a course at their college. This means that, until the 1st of September, only students from those colleges can register and pay for their respective courses. Students from other colleges can register for either course without paying, which adds them to our waiting list. If you are on the waiting list, you will be contacted in September to fill up any remaining spaces.

To verify your student status and your membership to a particular Oxford College, please enter your Oxford University college email address. This will determine whether you are taken through to payment or added to the waiting list. Thank you for your cooperation!

Is this course for me?

This course is for students at the University of Oxford who want to learn more about mindfulness, and to develop the ability to deal more skillfully with the stresses of everyday life at university (and beyond). It is intended as an introduction to mindfulness and is taught in 8 weekly sessions along with home practice. If you are not a student but wish to take part in a course, please sign up for a course for the general public at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

Please note: this course is not a treatment for any specific physical or psychological conditions, and is not suitable for people who are currently experiencing very severe problems in these areas. Before booking, we ask you to read more information so you can decide whether the course is suitable for you at this time.

You can also read recent research about how  provision of mindfulness training could be an effective component of a wider student mental health strategy.

What will I learn?

You will learn to cultivate mindfulness on two levels: First and foremost are the core mindfulness meditation practices. You will be taught a series of simple daily meditations that can be done almost anywhere. Some are as short as 3 minutes, while others may take 15 minutes. Second, mindfulness encourages you to break some of the unconscious habits of thinking and behaving that stop you living your life to the full. Many judgemental and self-critical thoughts arise out of habitual ways of thinking and acting. By breaking with unhelpful daily routines you’ll progressively dissolve some of these negative thinking patterns and become more mindful and aware.

I wanted to reiterate how grateful I am for your Mindfulness course in general, as well as the refresher. I really struggle a lot with anxiety, depression and staying motivated in my work and life, and Mindfulness has totally changed my approach to managing those things.

How much does it cost?

£65. Students at Oxford University are offered a special discounted price (compared with £350 for a course for the general public at the OMC!) because the course is subsidised in line with our charitable objectives. You will also be asked to obtain a copy of the course text, Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

Who will teach me?

All of our mindfulness course teachers are fully trained, meet Good Practice Guidelines and have received the OMC Certificate of Competence to teach MBCT.

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