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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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UFS establishes a medical museum
2007-07-31

 

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS) has opened a museum to conserve medical instruments that had become obsolete. The museum, situated in the François Retief Building on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein, contains equipment used by medical staff in the faculty. At the opening ceremony were, from the left: Prof. Hendrik de Klerk Grundlingh (Chairperson of the Museum Committee), Prof. Letticia Moja (Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the UFS), Prof. Philip Badenhorst (Department of Haematology and Cell Biology, who donated R1 million to the establishment of the museum) and Prof. François Retief (Head of the Medical History Club and member of the museum committee). The museum is open to the public weekdays from 09:00-16:00.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
 

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