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Next Chapter Green Ribbon campaign addresses mental health
Members of Next Chapter and UFS Student counselling are working together to address mental health issues.

Next Chapter, a student support group at the UFS presented the Green Ribbon campaign, pledging their support to students and providing them with assistance in coping with life events that stimulate stress and contribute negatively to their mental health. The team aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health care, and continually assist students with mental health-related issues that they struggle with daily.

The Green Ribbon represents mental health awareness, which is a pressing matter for students and is the type of support students need in a stressful university environment. The campaign focuses on teaching students how to cope with life events that stimulate stress, and contribute negatively to their mental health.
 
A discussion by Dr Ancel George: practising clinical psychologist and lecturer from the UFS Department of Psychology, and Dr Mellissa Barnaschone: Director of UFS Student Counselling, took place, where talks were prominent about creating an inclusive environment for UFS students.

The panel shared a few tips on how students should work towards managing stress, and motivated them for the main mid-year examinations.
 
The follow-up Exam Cram Workshop, presented by Nadia Cloete and Lize Wolmarans, that combined time and stress management, took place on 2 June 2018, and saw students receiving advice on how to approach various issues during the examination period.
 
Mental health awareness does not end with the campaign and Next Chapter’s slogan “Your story continues” encourages students to regularly wear and commemorate the green ribbon in support of continual mental healthcare.
 
Should you have any enquiries or input for the ongoing campaign, contact the Next Chapter team on ufsnextchapter@gmail.com, or further email Tshepang Mahlatsi, founder of Next Chapter on tshepangmahlatsi767@gmail.com

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Inaugural lecture: Derivatives of general order
2005-08-22

Prof Alain Cloot, from the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of the Free State (UFS), will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 24 August 2005 at 19:00 in the CR Swart Auditorium on campus.  

The topic of the lecture is “Derivatives of general order: A modelling tool”.

Prof Cloot obtained the degree of Civ Eng in Physics (1980) and a Doctorate in Applied Sciences (1984) from the University of Liege (Belgium).

He started his career in 1985 as a Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the UFS and was subsequently promoted to Senior Lector (1987), Associate Professor (1991) and Professor (2004).

His research focuses on mathematical modelling and he has already published 40 manuscripts as author or co-author of national- and international journals and is acting as referee for six scientific publications.   He also made 16 contributions at national and international conferences.

For any enquiries, please contact Ms Joan Nel at (051) 401-9301.

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21 August 2005
 

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