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Reflect, Review, Proceed: Intentional about my academics!

“Life is already hard enough, don’t let your academics pile on to that. This edition of the #KovsieAdvice is here to help you ace your academics and plug you with the right tools as you settle in the semester and prepare for the world of work. So, dive into this edition, and get your intentions set on excelling in your academic journey!”

Exam Tips and Tricks

As you prepare for your mid-year exams, don’t be caught off guard but take a moment to read through the “Exam Tips and Tricks” edition of the #KovsiesAdvice which is filled with useful tips you can make use for as you prepare for your exams. Enjoy this short and sweet edition.  From your Central Academic Advising team - Good luck with your exams. You’ve got this, Kovsie!

One spirit, one team and one win!

Sometimes as senior students you may feel there is not enough support to get you through the finishing line of your academic journey. AT CTL we want to ensure no student is left behind by providing you with this edition of the magazine. You will find information regarding your campus’s support services and important dates, as well as strategies for staying on track.

Hello Kovsie First-year 2023

At this very moment you are right in the swing of things, earned your place at uni and making your dreams a reality…if you haven’t heard it enough, congratulations!  
While you are living in the now of your new journey, the advising team has put together an impactful magazine to help guide you on path to success. 

#UFSMyAdvice: Hello First-Year, is packed with articles that speak to the importance of living by values to help you navigate this new adventure!
Enjoy reading through this mindful edition that speaks to how you can take parts of where you come from, into your future.  

University of the Free State is proud to have you!


A new year brings with it a fresh outlook on your academic goals to success. Before the academic activities get ahead of you, it is important to know what is going on around you, where you find yourself and where to go when in need of help. This edition provides you with the necessary information to see yourself taking back control of your academics.

Countdown to pens down

As you are in the middle of your exams, take a moment to breathe and read the “Countdown to pens down” edition of the #KovsieAdvice which is packed with preparation for exams material, how to get that job and plenty more articles to see you to the end.

Get back into the academic groove… Keep Moving

Reflect. Apply. Keep Moving… these are the things one needs to do to get into the groove of things this semester. This first edition for the year #UFSMyAdvice: Get back into the academic groove… Keep Moving is here to guide you with that. In this edition, we look at ways to use reflection to make your academic journey ahead better right into how you can use your degree to aid you into a brighter career.

Hello First-year 2022

You began your exciting journey when you started the application process to study at the UFS, one of the best universities in the country. The advising team have compiled this stimulating edition of #UFSMyAdvice: Hello First-year, with information that will assist you with transitioning and navigating university. Peruse through this exciting edition and stay abreast of all the ‘need-to-knows’ of your academics. Give these exams your best shot. We’ll never stop cheering you on and supporting you on the road to #Securethegrad. Best of luck! #Sebenza (work) First-year, you can do this!

Hello Senior 2022

The first semester started with a bang and believe it or not, only 9 weeks remain. It doesn’t matter how it started, we need to keep moving, and you are well on your way to graduation! To ensure that you have the correct tools and information for academic success at your fingertips, we have packaged another exciting edition of the Kovsie Advice. This edition is specifically focused on the needs you have as a senior student. Read through this edition, and discover how you can stay on track, get the resources you need, and excel in your studies!

UFS Senior Student

Teaching and learning for the 2021 academic year has officially kicked off! The journey to graduation continues and as part of ensuring no student is left behind or falls off track, we have packaged this exciting edition of #UFSMyAdvice with the fundamental tools you need for this journey. In an effort to offer you holistic support, read through this guiding tool, packed with all the information and tools you will need to successfully stay on track and get closer to destination graduation. 

UFS First-year 2021

A new journey has begun! The 2021 academic year has officially kicked off! Classes are well underway and the UFS want to help support your teaching and learning. We have packaged this exciting edition of #UFSMyAdive: HelloFirst Year with the fundamental tools you need to kick off your journey successfully. In an effort to offer you holistic support, read through this guiding tool for all the info you need. Enjoy the journey, only a Kovsie knows the feeling!

Ownership + Belonging = Success

We are almost at the midway mark of the 1st semester of the 2021 academic year and success is still top of our agendas. Whether you will be writing exams or not, it is important to stay of track. This edition of #UFSMyAdvice: Ownership + Belonging = Success, provides you with just the information you need to stay on track, get in touch with the critical support services and ultimately succeed. Articles to look forward to:  ‘Technologies to help you succeed’;  ‘Tackling assessments’ and many more. Keep learning, stay safe and keep warm!

Support + Resilience x Determination = Post-pandemic ready

A new semester brings fresh opportunities to achieve academic success. Before the academic activities get ahead of you, it is important to reflect on what worked and what didn’t work so you can move forward. Read the latest edition of #UFSMyAdvice, packed with support + resilience to keep you determined!

Crossing the finish line and ending strong

The future is booked! What matters to us, is to help strengthen your academic success and life skills. It is time to bring the 2021 academic year for a curtain call and we want to help you bring your best performance to the stage. This final edition of #UFSMyAdvice: Crossing the finish line and ending strong has all you need for your final rehearsals and performance. The script on who to contact for academic, personal and career support is herein, as well as tips to supporting you in acing your final assessments and exams.

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