Podcasts that are designed to help you achieve academic success. Brought to you by KovsieFM, a division of the University of the Free State (UFS) Student Affairs in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
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34 Episodes
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A StrangerKind is coming to the UFS

Meet interesting Strangers and have one-on-one conversations about their life stories. Ask ANY questions and be inspired. Thursday, 28 July 2022 10:00 - 14:00 Thakaneng Bridge Bloemfontein Campus A collaboration between UFS Student Affairs and A StrangerKind (ASK).
19 Jul 2022 12 min

LinkedIn Learning now available at UFS

KovsieFM's Gerben van Niekerk talks with Evodia Mohoanyane and Bongi Ndlangisa from the UFS Centre for Teaching and Learning about LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.
30 Sep 2021 6 min

COVID-19 Exhaustion and Burnout with Angie Vorster

Angie Vorster, a Clinical Psychologist at the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of the Free State (UFS), talks about why almost everyone is feeling tired and burnt out this year, the signs of burnout and how we can reduce or prevent burnout.
18 Nov 2020 14 min

#UFSLearnOn: Student Success Series

The Student Success Series is part of the initiatives run by the Advising, Access and Success office in CTL,  aimed at enhancing holistic student success through the development and application of academic skills. In this #KovsieCast, an academic advisor interviews an undergraduate student and talks about motivation and how he…
23 Oct 2020 12 min

e-Mentorship Programme Launched at UFS

In this #KovsieCAST, Dr WP Wahl, Director: Student Affairs on the Bloemfontein Campus and two student assistants, Zanele Dlamini and Khona Nyongo talks more about the exciting new e-Mentorship Programme that has been launched at the University of the Free State (UFS).
5 Oct 2020 6 min

#UFSLearnOn: The HUM Way

Make your voice matter, engage in effective communication. Listen to Zayne, Katlego and William share the appropriate channels of communication in the Faculty. Learning the Humanities Way.
5 Oct 2020 15 min

#WellbeingWarriors: Mental Health Awareness with Melissa Barnaschone

In this #KovsieCAST, Melissa Barnaschone, Director of Student Counselling Development talks about the importance of making your mental health a priority, a holistic approach to improving your wellbeing and provides more information about Mental Health Awareness month (October).
29 Sep 2020 7 min

#WellbeingWarriors: Time Management Tips with Vhutali Ndou

Time management is the process of organising and planning how much time you spend on specific activities. In this #KovsieCAST, Vhutali Ndou from UFS Student Counselling and Development (SCD), gives us some tips on how we can manage our time better.
9 Sep 2020 10 min

#WellbeingWarriors: The Good and Bad of Social Media with Keneilwe Chologi

Technology has changed the way we live in different ways and sometimes we wonder if that is good or bad. Today we will be looking at the use of social media. Social media like email, Facebook, and YouTube has transformed the way human beings get information and communicate and interact…
9 Sep 2020 8 min

Welcome back! #UFSLearnOn 2.0 is back!

We are excited to welcome you back for the 2nd semester of this academic year. Learning and teaching continues and no student should be left behind. Listen to the latest podcast #UFSLearnOn 2.0 to help you prepare, engage and learn successfully.
7 Sep 2020 11 min

#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…
4 Sep 2020 12 min

#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…
3 Sep 2020 17 min

#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.
21 Aug 2020 21 min

#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…
29 Jul 2020 17 min

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.
17 Jul 2020 16 min

UFS & SAGEA VirtualGradExpo

Join industry experts at our Virtual Fair and find out where your talent could take you. We’ll point you in the direction of job, vacation employment, bursary opportunities and much more!
13 Jul 2020 21 min
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