Advice 4 Success

Transitioning from school to tertiary teaching and learning is a daunting and scary reality for most first-year students. Academic performance at the university level differs greatly from what you have been used to during your secondary school career. Transitioning between academic years can sometimes also be challenging. The result is high levels of anxiety and stress. We understand!
At Kovsies, your access to success is very important to us, and we really care. The academic advice service is a key partner in your tertiary studies.

The faculties, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, have dedicated academic advisers to help you better understand how your academic aspirations connect with your dream job.

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First Year Motivation

The First Year Advising Team compiled an inspiring podcast for first-year students in collaboration with Mme Lucy Sehloho, fondly known as Mother First Year. We thought who best to motivate first years than someone who has served as a mentor and system of support to many first-year students throughout the years. Mme Lucy is a product of the University of the Free State herself and shares her own experience as a Kovsie because we all know that ‘Only a Kovsie knows the feeling’.

Listen to how this talented Alumnus who holds a qualification in Advanced Project Management, Honours with specialisation in Industrial Management, a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Management, a qualified Assessor and Skills Development Facilitator, wife, mother, sister, and songbird has continued to thrive despite challenges life so often throws our way, and how you too can stay motivated through your academic journey.