Here at Oasis, we run a range of specifically designed programs designed to help you improve your health and wellbeing.

But sometimes, all that is need is a good chat with some friendly people.

Conversation groups here at Oasis (which have gone by a few different names in the past – Take a Break, Global Conversations) are relaxed, informal opportunities to meet and chat with other students.

There are a number of reasons why you might attend one of these groups:

  • You’re an international student and want to practice your English language skills
  • You want to learn about other cultures
  • You’d like to discuss topics relating to spirituality
  • You are a bit lonely and would like to make some new friends

Don’t worry if you are a bit shy. The groups are facilitated by Oasis chaplains who create a safe and welcoming environment.

Also, don’t worry if you can’t make it on campus, some of the Conversations groups are held online 😉💻

I’ve seen first hand how important simple social contact can be for making your university experience more enjoyable.

So if you are feeling ready to spread your wings a bit and up your social game, consider attending one of the conversation groups.


Conversation Groups Online 💻

A relaxed online conversation group for all students to practice your English. Come and chat in a fun and relaxed space with Deb, one of our Chaplains. We welcome all students to share their experiences and meet new people! Access is via enrolling at Oasis Online and then accessing the Collaborate rooms from the link in the introductory section.

  • Online: Tuesday 7.00pm to 8.00pm


Conversation Groups on Campus 🏠

Are you looking to improve English conversation skills, to meet others with shared experiences and gain a better understanding of local culture and networks? Join Chaplain Deb for informal conversations at Oasis where questions are encouraged.

  • Wednesday 11.00am-12.00pm


Intercultural Conversation Group on Campus 🌍

A group led by Chaplain Toh focused on discussions around different cultures from around the world. We learn from each other through sharing our differences and similarities whilst promoting harmony and diversity.

Catch up with Toh at the Oasis Market and then connect with others at the Intercultural Conversation Group.

  • New time Thursdays 1.15pm to 2.15pm


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