Students Return to University in May: Ending a Year of Educational Disruption

The government has announced that all university students will return no earlier than May 17th. Having experienced one of the most challenging years in education to date, young people will be relieved to finally be able to return to normality and resume in-person learning.

As students return to lecture halls, new data has revealed that 42% of students have experienced high levels of anxiety due to reduced class time and 42% also say that they experienced the highest levels of stress they have ever had in their lifetime. For those looking to go to university this year, the summer term will be one of the most stressful as teens will be working incredibly hard to achieve the grades they want. It’s also been revealed that some schools are asking students to sit as many as 35 assessments to ensure they have enough evidence to give fair grades, so young people will be feeling the pressure.

MyTutor offers students a way to catch up on their studies with someone who is of a similar age to them and understands what they’re going through. Online tutoring not only provides educational support, but often pastoral support as children are no longer lost in a sea of faces as the one to one learning provides full attention to the student. In fact, 88% of tutees have said that online tutoring has made them more confident in their abilities. 

Bertie Hubbard, co-founder of EdTech platform MyTutor, discusses the impact which the pandemic has had on the mental wellbeing of young people across the nation:

The last twelve monthshave been unbelievably tough year on teens and parents alike. After months out of school, exam cancellations, not seeing friends and worrying about Covid-19, it’s no surprise that 42% students feel their mental health is the worst it has ever been. Catching up on lost learning and prepping for assessed workin the summer term will bring another set of challenges for teens.

They’re in more need than ever for some support and reassurance with their studies, and that’s exactly what our tutors offer. Our tutors are all from UK universities, and because they’re just a few years older they can easily relate to what teens are going through. With their dedicated one-to-one support, teens get some much-needed reassurance and come out with a stronger self-belief – 88% say that lessons made them feel more confident.”

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.