Impact of Covid-19 on Student Wellbeing

Sharin McDowall-Emefiele

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The impact of covid-19 resulted in quick measure by universities to reduce the spread of the virus. Online teaching was introduced, students in
hostels could not return home and were forced self-isolate alone in their hostels. Foreign students who were already in the UK were severely
affected as they additionally were worried about loved once at home. Assessments were also altered to ensure they are fair for online method
of assessment. The changes were very rapid and mostly introduce in piecemeal. Students were thus very anxious about their studies and how they
are to adjust to all the changes. Couple with the fact that students could not socialise, students’ mental health were negatively impacted. One
questions that scholars have raised is what measure were taken by universities to prevent increase in mental health issues and improve student
This paper seeks to answer this question by using real data to analyse measure taken by the university of Birmingham and Manchester and the
difference it had on students’ well-being. We also discuss resilience by students and the effort they made to improve their well-being.
This study will be particularly valuable in shaping student wellbeing in light of COVID-19 as we strive to learn how to live with it.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2022
EventAssociation of Law Teachers Conference - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Apr 202212 Apr 2022


ConferenceAssociation of Law Teachers Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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