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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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Prof. Frans Swanepoel appointed to represent Africa

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Prof. Frans Swanepoel, Director: Research Development and involved in the Centre of Sustainable Agriculture at the University of the Free State, is one of 15 official delegates appointed by the Rome-based, United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to represent the Africa continent at a Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD). The purpose of GCARD 2010 is to develop an action plan and a framework for improving agricultural research globally. These will involve blueprints for collaborative action for agricultural research and innovation, new relationships that push agricultural development forward and new tools and relationships directly related to increased food production and security. The first of a series of meetings will take place in Montpellier, France during March 2010. Prof. Swanepoel is the only delegate from South Africa included in the official African delegation.

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