Updates to Enlitened: better support for students and universities with the pandemic

coronavirus updates to enlitened

During this period of change, it’s more important than ever for students to stay connected to their university and their peers. And as the world has no choice but to deliver more and more virtual relationships, there’s a burning focus for our platform to help build and maintain supportive and insightful relationships between students and their universities.

We’ve made changes to our platform to ensure we are providing students with relevant support and universities with valuable insights at this unprecedented time.

Updates to the Enlitened platform

Additional questions

We’ve added a new question set to our existing 4 key question scales (transitions, learning experience, feeling connected, and wellbeing). This new scale is called ‘Covid-19 responses’.

The questions that fall within this new scale are all designed to gather insight on how students are feeling and responding to the current situation, the life changes caused by the pandemic, and its impact on their studies.

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Increased question cap

Previously, students have been able to answer up to 20 questions a week via the Enlitened app.

We have temporarily raised the weekly question cap to 30, in order to get these key insights about students’ thoughts on current events back to our partner universities as quickly as possible.

Tailored support for students

We have also added a collection of new content to our in-app library. This includes articles and videos from both students and expert psychologists, focusing on topics such as:

  • Coping with uncertainty
  • Making sense of the daily pandemic updates
  • Studying remotely and remote relationship building
  • Strategies for loneliness, anxiety and overwhelm

We are continuing to add to this content on an ongoing basis, linking to relevant information from university, government and partner sites, as well as introducing original content from our student authors and experts.

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Presentation of the data

In the interests of both universities and students, the insights available through this new, anonymised data need to be as useful as possible for our partner universities. We have released visualisations of the data within the platform’s data dashboard, so that it can be easily understood and interpreted, as well as analysed on a granular level.

With the changing situation regarding the pandemic, we will continue to look for ways in which we can take an agile approach to innovation to ensure we’re providing both universities and students with the information they need.

Let us know if you have any comments or questions on these updates. You can get in touch with us here.