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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 wins four gold medals at USSA Track and Field Championships
2010-05-13

Charles le Roux in action with the tripple jump at the  University Sport South Africa’s (USSA) Track and Field Championships.
Photo: DB Prinsloo
 
 Athletes from the University of the Free State (UFS) performed well by winning four gold medals at the University Sport South Africa’s (USSA) Track and Field Championships presented at Potchefstroom this year. Marizette Badenhorst (throwing the hammer), Boy Soke (half-marathon), PC Beneke (400 m hurdles) and Windy Jonas (800 m) all brought home gold.

Following closely on their heels with a silver medal was Anneri Ebersohn (400 m hurdles), Janette Siebert (high jump), Boy Soke (10 000 m) and the 4x100 m relay team consisting of Thuso Mpuang, Kagisho Kumbane, Ashford Motsau and Nelis de Kock.

Thuso Mpuang (100 m and 200 m), Dumisane Hlaselo (1 500 m and 5 000 m), Ratlale Mokone (800 m), Pieter Marx (400 m hurdles), Marionet van der Merwe (heptathlon), and the team consisting of Pieter Marx, PC Beneke, Hannes Naudé and Windy Jonas (4x400 m relay) each received a bronze medal for Kovsies.

The Kovsies men’s team came third and the women’s team fourth in the team competition.

According to Mr DB Prinsloo from KovsieSport, the Kovsie athletes acquitted themselves well and without exception gave their best.

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