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Dealing with the trauma of sexual assault

University life is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of a person’s life. Unfortunately, for some this is the time they may fall victims to sexual assault.
 
The term sexual assault has shockingly become normalised in society and has become a common threat to university students. The University of the Free State (UFS) through its sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and sexual violence policy strongly condemns any form of sexual abuse. Dr Melissa Barnaschone, Director at Student Counselling and Development (UFS) says the university cares for the health and wellbeing of students and provides necessary support for victims of sexual assault and trauma.
 
It is unfortunate that sexual assault comes with many misconceptions that often shift responsibility and blame from the perpetrator to the victim. “It is important to always remember that it is not your fault; do not blame yourself,” says Dr Barnaschone. Helpguide.Org: Trusted guide to mental & emotional health says sexual assault leaves psychological wounds and sometimes long-lasting health challenges. Such trauma can severely affect a person’s ability to cope with daily academic, social, professional, and personal responsibilities.
 
Any sexual violence is a crime and as a victim, you are not to blame. Healing is achieved when you start to believe that you are not responsible for what happened to you. Visit Helpguide.Org for more information on post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma recovery tips and other related topics.

On this video clip, Dr Barnaschone shares some guidelines to deal with sexual assault and trauma: 

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UFS increases first-year merit bursaries
2017-08-07

The University of the Free State (UFS) has increased its academic merit bursaries for first-year students in 2018. This bursary offer is subject to prospective students meeting the requirements of their programme of study and being registered at the UFS.

For prospective students who have worked hard this year and who maintain or improve their school results in the final matric examination, an appropriate merit bursary will be paid towards their tuition fees when they register in 2018.

Over the past three years, a total of more than 3 400 top-achieving matriculants were rewarded for their excellent academic prowess, and the UFS looks forward to welcoming many more academically deserving students in coming years.

For more prospective student information, visit the prospective student webpage or contact +27 51 401 9666. Terms and conditions apply.

AP Score

Bursary value

35-37

R6 000

38-40

R10 000

41-43

R15 000

44+

R20 000

 

Released by:
Lacea Loader (Director: Communication and Brand Management)
Telephone: +27 51 401 2584 | +27 83 645 2454
Email: news@ufs.ac.za | loaderl@ufs.ac.za
Fax: +27 51 444 6393


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