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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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KovsieScholar to accelerate pace of scholarship and research
2015-09-02

   

The University of the Free State signed the Berlin Declaration in 2011. Signatories of this declaration support knowledge dissemination within the open access paradigm. It calls for research output to be made available widely on the Internet, with permissions necessary for users to use and re-use research results in a way that accelerates the pace of scholarship and research.

On 24 August 2015, during Research Week, the Sasol Library launched KovsieScholar, the UFS’s new research repository that collects, preserves, and distributes open access digital material. KovsieScholar is an important tool for preserving our university’s legacy, facilitating digital preservation, and scholarly communication. KovsieScholar will increase the university’s global visibility as well as the impact and profiles of its researchers, and contribute to the preservation and sharing of knowledge.

The UFS has committed itself to supporting the principles of open access by encouraging its researchers to publish in open access journals, and by depositing peer-reviewed research papers in open access repositories.

For more information, contact the open access team at the Library: openaccess@ufs.ac.za

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