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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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UFS Centre for Estate Planning Law share knowledge on trusts
2009-09-07

 
The Faculty of Law’s Centre for Estate Planning Law at the University of the Free State (UFS) recently presented a very successful seminar on the hidden problems that trusts hold. Prof. Willie van der Westhuizen from Millers Attorneys in George was the speaker and he once again shared very insightful knowledge with the seminar attendees. Prof. van der Westhuizen is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Private Law at the Faculty of Law at the UFS. The seminar was well attended by approximately 50 attorneys and financial planners. At the seminar were, from the left: Mr Louis van Vuren, BoE; Prof. Willie van der Westhuizen; Mr Kenneth Mould, Centre for Estate Planning Law; and Mr Pieter Brits, Centre for Estate Planning Law.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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