NEGATIVE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON HE OUTCOMES 60 % of students highlight a negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on their higher education plans . Those negatively impacted voice the need for and lack of holistic learning opportunities . The question is how can HEIs do better at recognising and changing their offerings based on COVID-19 ’ s negative impact on students ?
MENTAL HEALTH IN FOCUS COVID-19 has amplified the importance of mental health ( 21 %) as one of student ’ s key focus areas . So much so that mental health concerns have taken a marginal lead over the need to focus on education ( 20.8 %). There is a greater need to understand how HEIs can provide better mental health support to their students .
SHIFT IN MINDSET TOWARDS EDUCATION Students are reflecting on their surroundings and the changing context . 49 % of survey respondents said there needs to be equal access to opportunities . They desire to change the world through their learning and work . This begs the question how can HEIs integrate the changing global context in the classroom and cater to students ’ aspirations to do good and make a difference to the world ?