Update - The impact COVID-19 has had upon undergraduate students’ learning

27th January 2021

The BASES Education and Teaching Special Interest Group Steering Committee recently shared an infographic  which highlighted some of the initial findings from a recent survey asking undergraduate students their opinions on the impact COVID-19 has had upon their learning.

The entire data set has now been analysed and written into a report . The survey consisted of 43 questions (precise number determined through participant response). Some responses in the survey required analysis of free text comments. This was completed using content analysis. 104 responses were provided from the student body across 23 institutions.

This report is written for lecturers in Higher Education who teach on undergraduate Sport and Exercise Science related degrees. The report is divided into sub sections, reflecting those used in the survey. Each sub section concludes with an interpretation of the main findings, along with suggested changes to implement. These suggestions are meant to stimulate self-reflection and professional dialogue. It is hoped that this document reaffirms the many lecturers who use teaching practices perceived as excellent by their students and also encourages lecturers to think about whether subtle changes are needed in their teaching practice, enabling them to better support the students they teach.

Thanks to the members of the BASES Education and Teaching Special Interest Group Steering Group for driving forward this piece of work.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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