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04
SEP
2020

#WellbeingWarriors: Coping with Trauma (with Vhutali Ndou)

It is crucial to make our students aware of what trauma is and how they can cope with it because exposure to traumatic events is linked to mental health difficulties such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use. Students with a history of trauma can also find adjusting to university difficult, might have poor academic performance or even dropout.
In this KovsieCAST, Vhutali Ndou, a Counselling Psychologist for UFS Student Counselling and Development (SCD) shares important insights about trauma. Transcription attached.
Student counselling and development homepage
03
SEP
2020

#WellbeingWarriors: Suicide Awareness with Vhutali Ndou

There is hope. Having suicidal thoughts does not always lead to committing or attempting suicide. There are aspects of ourselves and our lives that help protect us or keep us alive and hopeful.
In this KovsieCAST, Vhutali Ndou, a Counselling Psychologist for UFS Student Counselling and Development (SCD) shares important insights about suicide prevention. Transcription attached.
Student counselling and development homepage
21
AUG
2020

#UFSLearnOn: The Humanities Way

Dr Rosaline Sebolao, Mr Cebelihle Sokhela, Ms Katlego Mabulana and Mr Zayne Mintoor at the Faculty of Humanties (HUM) at the University of the Free State (UFS) shares with #KovsieCast how students from the faculty should prepare for the second semester.
29
JUL
2020

#WellbeingWarriors: Taming Test and Exam Anxiety with Marili Meyer

Argh, it’s almost that time of the year again – the dreaded exam time! Your life turns into an endless cycle of studying, eating, sleeping, and repeat. Let’s be honest; online and multimodal learning is probably not helping your anxiety either. One thing is sure – if you are writing exams, you will most likely not be able to get out of it, but hopefully we can help you to get through it.

A variety of factors may cause test anxiety. Expectations, past experiences, poor study habits, and perfectionism are all contributors. The good news is that with the right interventions, you can reduce the amount of test anxiety you experience. Why only lower and not eliminate this anxiety? Research has shown that a healthy amount of stress can be beneficial, as it increases your motivation, makes you more alert, and helps with memory retrieval.

Common test anxiety symptoms include heart palpitations; sweaty palms; difficulty breathing; feeling overwhelmed; irritability; fatigue; and sleeping difficulties. We’re probably in agreement that experiencing any of these symptoms is highly uncomfortable, not conducive to an ideal learning environment, and can affect your exam outcome. Take the following informal quiz to see whether you might be experiencing any test anxiety.
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17
JUL
2020

Technological Competence and Leadership with René Pelser

In this interview we are talking about the influence that technological advancement has on leadership and how leaders should respond to these challenges. We also focus on the impact of industrialisation on society and lastly on how to lead in disturbing times.
10
JUL
2020

#UFSLearnOn: The EMS Way

Learning and Teaching continues in the faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. Catch all the critical information with Mr Sivuyile Nzimeni as he shares all you need to know to move towards success #UFSLearnOn the EMS way.
10
JUL
2020

#UFSLearnOn: NAS Preparing for 2nd Semester

In this #KovsieCAST, Elzmarie Oosthuizen, Manager for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences explains what NAS students can do if the missed an assessment, how the Faculty is ensuring the integrity of the NAS academic qualifications and what the returning plan is for the NAS students.
08
JUL
2020

#UFSLearnOn: The Theology and Religion Way

Faculty of Theology and Religion students, your success matters! Catch up with Mr Percy Ngubane as he shares perspectives from the faculty on how during this time you can continue to learn, get the support and most importantly succeed #UFSLearnOn
03
JUL
2020

#UFSLearnOn: The NAS Way

Elzmarie Oosthuizen, the Manager for Teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (NAS) at the University of the Free State (UFS) shares with #KovsieCast how the faculty is ensuring students succeed, how they are ensuring no student is left behind and lastly how the faculty are assessing students.

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