COVID-19 Impacts Survey Results

In May 2020, AUSU circulated a survey to Athabasca University students to find out about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their studies.

Thank you to all of the students who filled out the survey! We are happy to announce we received 1,613 responses to the survey.

AUSU will be using the information collected to help us develop our advocacy initiatives on behalf of AU students, and the survey results will also be shared with Athabasca University administration.

AUSU also gave out 100 free ProctorU exam codes to students who filled out our survey! This initiative was developed by AUSU council to help support students who are facing unexpected expenses taking online exams due to the pandemic. The Free ProctorU exam recipients were chosen at random from all of the survey recipients. The results show how diverse Athabasca students truly are, as we gave out free exams to students in every province and territory in Canada, and various countries around the world

Highlights of student responses from the survey include:

  • 80% said the pandemic was having an impact on their studies.
  • 64% identified concerns about their mental health during COVID-19.
  • 68% said COVID-19 had a negative impact on their focus and productivity.

View the full survey results online here