We organise events for the enjoyment of students and staff in order to enrich their experience of the University. We work closely with the University, Aston Student Village, the Students' Union and the faith-based student societies to support the wellbeing of staff and students. 

All events, unless stated otherwise, are free of charge and take place during term-time only.

Due to changes in COVID restrictions, these events may change venue. Please check this page regularly for the latest updates.
 

Regular Term Time Events

 
DayService availableTimeLocationDescription
MondayDuty Chaplain10:00am – 4:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus for support. Please either email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729 first.
MondayListening Ear11:00am - 1:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreListening ear is a pastoral support drop-in service in the Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre. It offers support for students regardless of religious affiliation. For more information, please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
MondayStaff Mindfulness Group1:30pm - 2:00pmMLK Multi-Faith Centre and on MS TeamsA special mindfulness group for Aston staff. In person at the MLK Centre or via Teams. For online link, please contact j.scott9@aston.ac.uk  
TuesdayDuty Chaplain10:00am – 4:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus for support. Please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
TuesdayMindfulness12:30pm –1:15pmMLK Multi-Faith Centre and on BlackboardDiscover ways of living in the moment, reducing stress and becoming more focussed and creative.
TuesdayQuiet Reflection1:30pm - 3:30pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreThe Luther room in the Chaplaincy will be available for quiet refection and meditation on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This is for all students and staff, regardless of religion. A Chaplain will be available to speak to if needed.
WednesdayStaff Drop-In9:00am –10:00amMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus to support Aston staff members. For more information, please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729. 
WednesdayDuty Chaplain10:00am – 4:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus for support. Please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
WednesdayListening Ear11:00am - 1:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreListening ear is a pastoral support drop-in service in the Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre. It offers support for students regardless of religious affiliation. Please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
WednesdayLaughter Yoga12:30pm – 1:15pmStudents' UnionLaughter Yoga is a new twist on an ancient practice. Not only does it increase happiness, but it strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and stress. Laughter relaxes the whole body. It triggers the release of endrophins, promoting overall sense of wellbeing. 
WednesdayService available: Parents' Network Group1:30pm - 2:00pmMulti-Faith Centre, Luther room'Parents' network group is here to provide an opportunity for parents (this includes grandparents, guardians and others with child care responsibilities) to come together to share experiences, discuss parenting challenges and strategies, provide each other informal mutual support, or just relax and chat.

Parents' network will meet in the Luther room in Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Centre from 1:00pm to 2:00pm every Wednesday during term time starting 1st December 2021. Please come along and join us. Free tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.
WednesdayStory For Thought2:30pm - 3:00pmMLK Multi-Faith Centre"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" - (Maya Angelou) An opportunity to share a story with others and to think, reflect and discuss. 
WednesdayPizza & Games3:00pm - 5:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA chance to meet new friends or old ones over a free slice or two. We have a wide range of board and card games to try or just come in and chat. 
ThursdayDuty Chaplain10:00am – 4:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus for support. Please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
ThursdayChristian Prayer and Reflection12:30pm – 1:30pmMLK Multi-Faith Centre & on MS TeamsWeekly prayer and reflection led by our Christian Chaplains. Please contact chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk for more information and MS Teams link. 
ThursdayStaff Mindfulness Group1:30pm - 2:00pmMLK Multi-Faith Centre and on MS TeamsA special mindfulness group for Aston staff. In person at the MLK Centre or via Teams. For online link, please contact j.scott9@aston.ac.uk  
ThursdayQuiet Reflection1:30pm - 3:30pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreThe Luther room in the Chaplaincy will be available for quiet reflection and meditation on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. This is for all students and staff, regardless of religion. A Chaplain will be available to speak to if needed.
ThursdayKnit and Natter3pm - 5pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreFor students and staff of all abilities. Wool, needles, refreshments and chat provided
FridayDuty Chaplain10:00am – 4:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreA Chaplain will be available on campus for support. Please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
FridayListening Ear11:00am - 1:00pmMLK Multi-Faith CentreListening ear is a pastoral support drop-in service in the Martin Luther King Multi-Faith Centre. It offers support for students regardless of religious affiliation. For more information please email chaplaincy@aston.ac.uk or phone 0121 204 4729
FridayMuslim Prayer and Reflection1:30pm – 2:20pmOnline ChaplaincyA time for informal prayer in English, followed by reflect delivered online by Zahida Hussain, Muslim Chaplain, email z.hussain@aston.ac.uk should you wish to join the session
FridayHeart-fullness Meditation2:30pm - 3:20pmOnline ChaplaincyJoin us in heart-fullness sessions where we connect to the heart, spirit and mind in an attempt to focus on things that are goodin our life and re-energise inclined and otherwise, email z.hussain@aston.ac.uk should you wish to join the session