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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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Kovsies leave NWU with a draw
2014-09-30


Kovsies, the reigning Varsity Netball champions 2013

Defending Varsity Netball champions Kovsies handed VUT a ballistic 77-16 defeat during the final round of the 2014 Varsity Netball championship in Soweto on Monday.

The UFS’s pride will now host the team from NWU for a semi-final clash on 13 October on the Bloemfontein Campus at 17:30. NWU claimed their play-off spot after beating NMMU 63-37 in the final round on Monday.

Kovsies also had to pass through the Maties team on Sunday, where they managed to claim a 56-29 victory over the ladies from Stellenbosch.

Despite their narrow loss against Tuks in the first match of the tournament, Kovsies displayed a lot of determination and consistency in the matches that followed. This just once again proved the quality of a champion side set on not letting their well deserved title go

To view the full fixture for this year’s Varsity Netball tournament, follow this link:

 

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