Over a quarter (27%) of students received no in-person teaching last week, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The experimental statistics come from the latest Student Covid-19 Insights Survey (SCIS) in England, which was conducted between 5 and 15 November 2021 and asked roughly 2,000 students about their behaviours, plans, opinions and wellbeing in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The findings reveal that 27% of students had zero hours of in-person teaching during the survey period. This represents little change from late October, when the figure was 28%.
At the end of the previous academic year, in late May, 77% said they had received zero hours of in-person teaching.
The survey’s other key findings:
- Eighty-nine per cent of students said they had received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine; 9% said they had not been vaccinated at all
- The majority (90%) of students reported they would request a test if they developed Covid-19 symptoms
- Students reported a lower average life satisfaction score – 6.7 – than those aged 16 to 29 years (6.9) and the adult population in Great Britain (7.0)
- Similarly, the proportion of students feeling lonely often or always was 17% – compared to 9% of those aged 16 to 29 years and 7% of the adult population in Great Britain
- Roughly one-third (30%) of students said their mental health and wellbeing had worsened since the start of term