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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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State of our campuses: Message from the Vice-Rector: Academic, Prof Lis Lange
2016-10-29

Message from the Vice-Rector: Academic, Prof Lis Lange

Staff at the university have been working tirelessly to develop a different way of teaching and learning to ensure that you complete the 2016 academic year.

Nothing is more important to us than the quality of your education.

Teaching and learning will start on 1 November. However, this will not take place in the classrooms, but through a different mode of delivery which consists of a combination of printed and recorded lectures, study materials, and learning aids that will be provided by the university and delivered through Blackboard.

Everybody at the UFS has been working very hard to ensure that you succeed. However, you will also need to do your part. Apply yourself and demonstrate that you have the courage, the discipline, and the commitment to succeed.

Please view video below for a message to parents from Prof Lis Lange, Vice-Rector: Academic at the University of the Free State.

 

Please view video below for a message to students from Prof Lange.

 

Academic Reboot Pack 2.0: aid to successfully complete 2016 academic year

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State of our campuses #20: Message from the Vice-Rector: Academic, Prof Lis Lange

State of our campuses #19: Strategy to complete the UFS 2016 academic year (Q&A)

State of our campuses #18: New examination dates for the Main and Additional End-of-year examination timetables

State of our campuses #17: List of important platforms for students to stay abreast of announcements in faculties

State of our campuses #15 and #16 combined: UFS closes campuses until Friday 28 October 2016 to readjust academic programme

State of our campuses #14: All academic activities on UFS campuses remain suspended on 13 and 14 October 2016

State of our campuses #13: Availability of information about plans for remainder of UFS 2016 calendar year

State of our campuses #12: All academic activities at UFS campuses suspended for 11 and 12 October 2016

State of our campuses #11: Academic activities on UFS campuses continue

State of our campuses #10: Impact of non-completion of the 2016 academic year on UFS students 

State of our campuses #9: Academic programme on all UFS campuses to resume on Monday 10 October 2016

State of our campuses #8:  UFS extends vacation as from 28 September until 7 October 2016, 28 September 2016

State of our campuses #7: All three UFS campuses will be closed today, 27 September 2016.

State of our campuses #6: All UFS campuses reopen on Tuesday 27 September 2016

State of our campuses #5: UFS campuses to remain closed on Monday 26 September 2016

State of our campuses #4: Decisions about the UFS academic calendar

State of our campuses #3: UFS campuses closed until Friday 23 September 2016 

State of our campuses #2: UFS Bloemfontein and South Campuses closed on Tuesday 20 September 2016 (19 September 2016)

State of our campuses #1: Academic activities suspended on UFS Bloemfontein Campus (19 September 2016)

 

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