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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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Quantity Surveyors’ Association honours Kovsie
2012-04-13

Prof. Basie Verster and Ms Farzana Samuel.
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13 April 2012

Farzana Samuel has been named by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) as this the most outstanding student this year.  She received a gold medal. Farzana completed her honours degree in Quantity Surveying in 2010.

Prof. Basie Verster, Head of the Department of Quantity Surveying and Construction, said the department is very pleased with Farzana’s outstanding performance. She is the 17th Kovsie student, and the sixth female Kovsie, who has received this honour since 1970.
 
“This is good news for the university, which is proof that high standards are part of what we strive for,” said Prof. Verster.

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