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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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Registration information for second semester
2014-07-28

The registration process for the second semester is underway. The following information will guide students who wish to register at the UFS, or want to change their registered modules.

•    The registration period for the second semester ends on 25 July 2014.
•    All registration fees must be paid five working days before registration.
•    It is imperative that students consider the module and venue timetable (as published on the UFS’s webpage) before their registration, in order to avoid timetable clashes.

Registration Information – on campus

Students can register for the second semester on campus from 21 – 25 July 2014 in the Computer Laboratory Building.

Registration Information – online
To visit the online registration demonstration, click here.
For self-service registration on the Oracle PeopleSoft system, click here.
For full information on the registration process, click here.


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