Universities deliver nearly a third of courses partially online after pandemic

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Universities are still delivering almost a third of courses partially online, a survey has found.

Data from 50 universities showed that 28 per cent of courses are being taught with a mixture of online lectures and face-to-face teaching, up from 4.1 per cent in the year prior to the pandemic.

One student told the BBC, which obtained the survey results, that he feels like he is paying thousands of pounds per year for a “glorified streaming service”.

The Telegraph previously revealed that first-year students arriving at Bath University for the start of the academic year found out that as much as a third of their lectures in their first semester would be hosted online.

Freddie Tyzack, 18, a first-year economics student at the university said: “It’s not good value for money at all. It’s just like watching a YouTube video.

“When it’s online, you’re in your room and you’re on your own, you can just sit in bed and watch and then think, ‘that’s that done – I can go back to sleep’.

“It doesn’t get you in a good routine, a good rhythm or a good learning mindset.”

Bath University has previously said that over the course of its Economics undergraduate degree “around 90 per cent of learning is delivered in-person on-campus”.

The survey results showed that more than 3,500 of the 12,569 courses at the 50 universities are being taught in a hybrid format this year.

Bath University has been contacted for comment.

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