If it is up to employees, working partly at home is here to stay. Students would much rather return to the 'old normal'. This is shown by the indicative results of a survey carried out by U-Today in cooperation with research bureau Newcom.
The results from this follow-up survey confirm the picture that emerged from the earlier survey carried out by U-Today and Newcom last year. Currently, both students and staff members say they experience more difficulties as a result of the crisis. Previously, almost half of the students were affected, now it is two-thirds. And whereas last year a quarter of the employees experienced a lot of trouble, this is now four out of ten.
Very poor grade for studying at home
Students continue to give home study an insufficient score; that mark dropped from a 4.9 to a 4.3. Half of the students also put less effort in their studies. Students expect that home study will (partly) continue after the crisis, but many yearn for the situation as it was in the 'old normal'.
Staff are not particularly happy about the work pressure and the work-life balance. However, a good 60 percent are happy to continue working one or two days from home after the crisis. This result is in line with the previous employee survey of the UT.
Students and staff from seven Dutch higher education institutions took part in the follow-up survey. Research bureau Newcom compiled the results into a benchmark of 607 students and 743 staff. 84 students and 71 staff members of the UT participated in the survey. Important to note therefore: the figures give a good indication, but are not representative of the total population.