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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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Bloemfontein Campus’ most talented students recognised
2013-08-21

 
Among Kovsies’ brightest young stars. From the left are: Jean Vermaas, Johann Steyn and Onthathile Serehete.
21 August 2013
Photo: Johan Roux
 

The most talented students of the Bloemfontein Campus have been announced. 

Johann Steyn, a final-year LLB student and SRC member, was named as the SRC Dux Student for 2013. He and seven other students were recognised for their academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities. 

Jean Vermaas, also a final-year LLB student, and Onthathile Serehete, a fifth-year medical student, were announced first and second runner-up respectively. 

In a new category introduced this year, Jomari de Beer, Mpho Sefo, Lehlohonolo Mofokeng, Richard Chemaly and Foster Lubbe received student achiever awards based on exceptional achievement, representing the university in renowned organisations or structures. 

The SRC Dux Student Award is granted to a final-year undergraduate student who has demonstrated excellence in academic achievement, co-curricular and community involvement, and student leadership.

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