Post-secondary students in Brampton, Mississauga, and Canada feeling stressed, considering dropping out


Published July 8, 2021 at 6:08 pm


After a full year of studying online, many post-secondary students are feeling stressed and considering dropping out.

A recent survey commissioned by Studiosity found that 86 per cent of students felt stressed out as a result of their courses and workload at least once per week.

Additionally, 54 per cent said they felt stressed out every day, and 35 per cent said they were considering dropping out of university or college altogether.

Further, 74 per cent said the pandemic has negatively impacted their education—a lack of in-person classes has resulted in significantly less face-to-face contact with professors, classmates, and other support structures, as well as the inability for students to make new friends.

“Many leaders in the higher education sector are thinking about how to move forward post-pandemic,” Alan Shaver, a member of Studiosity’s Academic Advisory Board and former President of Thompson Rivers University, said in a news release.

“Educators recognise that this is a turning point in the sector, and that while the student experience changed out of necessity in 2020, it is now being improved proactively, with hybrid delivery revealing new value for students in the form of all-hours support, personalisation, and flexible accessibility,” he continued.

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