The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most significant events of the past century. It has caused a massive social disruption, leaving hundreds of thousands without jobs and costing billions of dollars. At La Trobe University, the delivery of education has completely changed, with students having their entire courses delivered online. This transition to a new form of learning is occurring at a time where students are dealing with a far more stressful and uncertain world.
It is on this background that the La Trobe Student Union decided to create a student survey. The intention was to survey a wide range of student experiences but to focus especially on the quality of education and student welfare. The purpose of collating this data would be to inform the responses that both the Union and the University take during this pandemic.