February 5, 2021
In the autumn of 2020, the University of Bergen (UiB) again had to close access to campus for its students to prevent the spread of coronavirus due to the ongoing pandemic situation. For most students, the autumn semester was characterized by digital teaching and studies from home. As part of the DigiTrans-project, we have previously investigated how the students experienced the lockdown in the spring semester. This follow-up study has looked at how the students experienced the study situation in the autumn of 2020. Data were collected using a questionnaire that was distributed to all students at UiB. 2902 students participated in the survey, and students from all the university's faculties are represented.
The report (in Norwegian) presents the UiB students' experience of the study situation for the autumn semester both generally and at the faculty level. It also compares the students' experiences from the autumn semester with the experiences of the students during the lockdown in the spring semester 2020. The findings show that there are small changes in the students' experience of UiB's facilitation from the spring semester to autumn semester, but challenges regarding social, practical and technical aspects related to studying from home was unfortunately experienced by more students. In particular, the lack of a social study fellowship and difficulties in structuring a digital study day affect many students.