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Emotional safety during examinations

Mid-year exams have begun and with crunch time comes emotional upheaval. However, it is manageable and should not deter you from the end-goal of succeeding in your studies while maintaining high mental health standards.

“The exam period is a time when stress and anxiety levels are higher than usual. Stress can be positive and help you stay motivated and focused. However, too much stress can be unhelpful and can make you feel overwhelmed, confused, exhausted and edgy,” says Dr Melissa Barnaschone, Director of Student Counselling and Development at the University of the Free State (UFS).

According to Helpguide.Org: Trusted guide to mental & emotional health, “Mental and emotional health is about being happy, self-confident, self-aware, and resilient. People who are mentally healthy are able to cope with life’s challenges and recover from setbacks. But mental and emotional health requires knowledge, understanding, and effort to maintain. If your mental health isn’t as solid as you’d like it to be, here’s the good news: there are many things you can do to boost your mood, build resilience, and get more enjoyment out of life.”

For further details on topics including: Building Better Mental Health, Emotional Intelligence Toolkit, Benefits of Mindfulness, Improving Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Cultivating Happiness, visit the Help Guide. 

Dr Barnaschone has a few tips on how Kovsies can better approach academic anxiety during the examination period. Here is what she has to say:

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First Web Redesign Launch Video
2017-01-31

The following video, along with the message below, was shared widely on the Intranet, Blackboard, and the official UFS social media channels yesterday: https://vimeo.com/236873493. Feel free to share it on your own profiles as well.

Please remember to stay informed by following further communication on the above channels or via the regular updates on these Web Wise emails.

Regards,

Communication and Brand Management | Enterprise Data and Content Management

Web Redesign Launch Campaign.

“Don’t be a sitting duck, embrace change! Look out for the refreshed UFS website launching on 30 October 2017.”

 

Important Dates

System access lockout: 13-30 October 2017

Launch date: 30 October 2017

Access restored: 31 October 2017

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