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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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Animal Science holds annual meeting
2008-03-06

 

The Free State branch of the South African Association for Animal Sciences recently held its general annual meeting on the Main Campus of the University of the Free State (UFS) in Bloemfontein. Mr Charl Hunlin of SA Stud Book gave a presentation on the use of information from routine notes on animals for the enhancement of races and herds. A highlight of the meeting was the presence of Mr Lullu de Jager, founder chairperson of this association that was established on 2 February 1979, then known as the South African Association for Animal Production. At the occasion were, from the left: Mr Willie Combrinck (secretary and treasurer of the association), Mr Hendrik van Pletzen, (vice-chairperson of the association, from Voermol), Prof. H.O. de Waal (chairperson of the association and associate professor in the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences at the UFS), and Mr de Jager.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
 

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