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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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Shimlas & Kovsie Netball reign at SASSU 2007
2007-07-25

Various sporting codes of the University of the Free State (UFS) participated in the SASSU tournaments over the past June/July holidays.

 

 
Shimlas

Rugby:
The Shimlas won their first game against Walter Sisulu University (Buffalo City) 69–0. The game was stopped 20 minutes before the end.

In their second game, the Shimlas won UJ 24-20.

The Shimlas won the final match against Pukke with a convincing 28-13. 

 Hockey:
The UFS woman’s team ended 6th in die A division
The UFS men’s team ended 5th in die B division

Squash:
The UFS men’s team ended 5th in the A division
The UFS woman’s team ended 1st in the B division

Karate:
Johann Rourke – 1st – Men above 80kg Kumite
Deidre West – 1st – Ladies open Kata Section
3rd – Ladies above 60kg in Kumite

Cross Country:
Women 4km – 2nd (Esté de jager came in 2nd)
Men 4km – 2nd (Boy Soke came in 1st)
Women Road Relay – 4th
Men Road Relay – 1st

The teams were as follow:
Esté de Jager
Thandi Malindi
Rone Reyneke

Boy Soke
Johan Cronjé
Michael Tlhoro
Dumisane Hlaselo

Netball:
Won the tournament.

Compiled by
Ansu Colditz
KovsieSport: Sports Officer
 

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