Mindfulness for Oxford University Students

Course details

How long is the course?

8-week courses available every Term

6-week courses (with a compulsory taster session) available during Trinity Term for students who are sitting exams

How often do we meet?

90 minutes per week

Who is the course for?

Students at the University of Oxford

Where is the course?

8-week courses: Mansfield College, St Cross College, Worcester College

6-week courses (with compulsory taster session): Lady Margaret Hall

How many people of each course?

Up to 30

How much does the course cost?

£65

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your place at least 5 working days before the course start date, you will be offered a full refund. If you cancel your place within 5 working days of the course start date, you are unfortunately not eligible for a refund.

Available courses:

Mansfield College, Mondays, 17:30-19:00 - 29th April-17 June 2019

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Worcester College, Wednesdays, 17:30-19:00 - 1st May-19th June 2019

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St Cross College, Mondays, 17:30-19:00 - 29th April-17 June 2019

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IMPORTANT: Please read the information below before booking

In Trinity Term 2019, we are offering our standard 8-week courses, as well as a specialist 6-week course (with a compulsory introductory taster session) for students taking exams.

8-Week Course

Our standard 8-week courses are being held at Mansfield College, St Cross College and Worcester College. Priority is first given to students from the host colleges to book onto a course at their college. This means that, until Wednesday 6th March, only students from these colleges can register and pay for their respective courses. Students from other colleges can register for a course without paying, which adds them to our waiting list. If you are on the waiting list, you will be contacted after the above deadline 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!

6-Week with a Taster Session

In order to attend the 6-week course at LMH (only students taking exams in Trinity Term are eligible), you must first attend a 75-minute taster session.

Please note that priority will initially be given to LMH students for both the taster sessions and the course.

Taster sessions for the 6-week course at LMH in Trinity Term are as follows:

  • Thursday 25th April at 4:30pm – Old Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA. To book a place on this taster session, please sign-up with your College email via Eventbrite.
  • Friday 26th April at 4:30pm – Old Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA. To book a place on this taster session, please sign-up with your College email via Eventbrite.

Details of the 6-week Mindfulness course, for those who have attended a taster session, are as follows:

  • Dates: Tuesdays, Weeks 1-6, Trinity Term 2019 (30 April; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4 June)
  • Time: 5:30-7pm
  • Venue: Mary O’Brien Room, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA.

Is this course for me?

It is intended as an introduction to mindfulness and is taught in 8 weekly sessions (or 6 weekly sessions with a compulsory taster session, for students taking exams), 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 a 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 because the course is subsidised in line with our charitable objectives. If enrolling onto one of our 8-week courses, 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. If taking part in one of our 6-week courses (Trinity Term only), you will receive extended handout notes.

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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