Best Wishes for the June Examinations – Message from Professor Tawana Kupe, Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Posted on May 30, 2019

I would like to wish our students all the best as we approach the first round of examinations for the year. Our students are extremely hardworking, and I have no doubt that this quality of persevering toward the goal of success will stand you in good stead.

I’m sure that, thanks to our excellent hybrid teaching and learning model, all the additional resources you require during this time are available on clickUP for your convenience. This allows you to revise and refresh your knowledge before exams – at your own pace.

Remember, examinations are a test of progress. This means that during the semester you should have worked consistently to ensure that you have a good module mark so that you go into the examinations in a strong position.

However, if for whatever reason you were not able to produce a module mark as high as you had hoped for, you can still excel at your examinations in order to lift your overall mark.

I want to urge every student to not only study hard during the exam period, but to also look after yourself. Plan your time carefully and get in enough rest so that you can concentrate while you’re studying and writing your exams.

Examinations bring their own stresses, so if you feel overwhelmed or anxious, remember that you are not alone. You can speak to a friend, a tutor, a lecturer, a Faculty Student Advisor, your residence parents, or find additional psychological support at the Department of Student Affairs, or call the UP Student Careline on 0800 747 747.  

Once your examinations are complete, take some time in your holidays to look at all the additional offers you get as a UP student to help you succeed in the world beyond university. We have free online training programmes to help you get ready for excelling in the job market, or to provide you with the entrepreneurship skills needed to start your own business as early as in your first year. You can find out more about this on clickUP and by following UP’s official social media accounts for more information.

Do your best, study hard to make today matter, and keep your eye on the finish line!

Professor Tawana Kupe

Vice-Chancellor and Principal

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