What does it mean to be a Kovsie? What is that feeling only a Kovsie knows? #PeopleOfKovsies is BACK to infiltrate common spaces and ordinary places to find…
#PeopleOfKovsies #DisabilityRightsAwarenessMonth: “Being able to assist students, and being part of their journey to see how they have grown. A lot of work needs to be done and awareness raised about disability issues and accessibility. Center for Universal Access and Disability Support - UFS and the UFS Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice in particular are trying to bridge this gap.”
#PeopleOfKovsies: "I know some say that psychologists analyse people, but I'm using it to my advantage I handle situations differently, my emotions and what I have learnt in class I now can apply."
#PeopleOfKovsies #Socialwork: "I enjoy working with people and trying to solve their problems. Often one tends to turn a blind eye when it doesn't affect you."
#PeopleOfKovsies: "Everything is top class, the environment and the students are friendly treating each other like brothers and sisters."
#PeopleOfKovsies #SouthCampus “There is a saying that goes: ‘Only those who chase their dreams are the ones who catch them.’ From the moment when we were first welcomed at the official orientation, I was focused on my goal. For someone who hails from a township stricken by poverty, crime, and unemployment, to consistently perform at this level, it affirms that your past does not determine your future.
#PeopleOfKovsies: "This place has moulded me into what I aspire to be, and the mere fact that I'm here makes me happy, and extremely proud of myself."
#PeopleOfKovsies: "The support I get from my family, and to wake up every morning and have the opportunity to study."
#PeopleOfKovsies: "I love teaching and working with children, I love the 'aha moments' and mostly that they teach me more than what I teach them."
#PeopleOfKovsies #SouthCampus: "It's exciting learning new things and once I move over to Bloemfontein Campus, I will have the necessary background knowledge to continue my studies."
#PeopleOfKovsies: "The passion you have for something always gives you that extra drive to succeed."
#PeopleOfKovsies #WomensMonth: Third-year medical student “I love that I get to learn every day, and to use what I’ve learnt to help someone."
#PeopleOfKovsies: "An opportunity to study and to broaden my way of thinking."
#PeopleOfKovsies: “You get to know people with different interests, and later they become family.”
#PeopleOfKovsies: “My inspiration is to make a change.”
#PeopleOfKovsies: “What I enjoy about Kovsies: The environment is good, the people around here are cool, and the lectures and everything are just awesome.”
#PeopleOfKovsies: "I have found a lekker vibe amongst people at Kovsies, they are genuinely friendly and open."
#PeopleOfKovsies: : “The beauty of Kovsies is not just in the buildings but in each individual striving to create a better future for generations to come.”
#PeopleOfKovsies: "I phrase my #KovsieFeeling as: I 'Bloemed' here. I arrived at UFS a student, and 'Bloemed' into a scholar and a researcher. My decision to continue my studies at UFS was based on the platform it offered to be a critical scholar. This allowed me to 'Bloem" into a confident academic. We are relational beings, and learn and grow through our engagement with like and different people. At Kovsies, I've been able to create friendships with people from different walks of life."
#PeopleOfKovsies "May all the first-years not be led by what their eyes can see but be led by the unseen! There's more to what's standing in front of you! Kovsies are known to reach their goals at any cost! To all the first-years... Stay focused and enjoy studying what you love! Curiosity killed a cat! But we're not cats, so be curious and enjoy the adventure ;)” (Photo Credit: @Christine Watson)
University of the Free State (UFS): #PeopleOfKovsies #2016FirstYears; "We feel inspired that suddenly everything is falling into place; our practicals and timetables are sorted out, and we kind of now know where to go without getting lost anymore." (Photo Credit: Eugene Seegers)
University of the Free State #PeopleofKovsies "What I would like to say to all the students here at Kovsies: Good luck with the exams, I hope they study hard, work hard, and pass."
University of the Free State #PeopleofKovsies "I got two words, very simple, very straightforward: Stay hungry."
University of the Free State #PeopleOfKovsies "I enjoy working at the UFS because it expands my horisons, gives me the opportunity to meet many different people, and broadens my thinking. I have found that a positive mindset is the key to being upbeat and making a difference."
University of the Free State #PeopleOfKovsies This Psychology Honours student offers the following as her secret: "Hard work always pays off."