Students are looking to online programmes instead of traditional university courses due to COVID-19, a Student Hut survey has found.
Over 300 students from the Student Hut Opinion Panel shared their views on how COVID-19 will impact their university applications and course choices.
The survey revealed that 87% of students are ‘very’ or ‘slightly’ concerned about coronavirus, with 44% considering online learning over face-to-face courses and 42% favouring universities with more online and distance learning options.
“COVID-19 is a challenge for all of us on an unprecedented level, and it’s important to recognise how this will impact on university admissions and course delivery options in 2020. Responding to the situation as it evolves will be critical, and the potential for online providers, or traditional institutions that can be agile and adapt their course offerings, will be required to keep up with the evolving student demand.”
- Kas Nicholls, Director of Research at Student Hut.