State of the Sector.

Did you know that 85% of staff in the tertiary education sector experienced moderate to high levels of stress last year, while only 3% said the issue of stress is of no relevance for them? And that those reporting levels of stress as high to very high increased from 24% to 40% between May 2020 and 2021?

The TEU does. Because of our ongoing series of surveys on the State of the Sector. Last year, a record 1,021 people contributed to the third iteration of our COVID-19 surveys, including over 3,000 written comments that drove home the gravity of a sector in crisis due to, amongst other things, chronic underfunding and managerialism.

The ongoing collection of this information is extremely useful, not only for us but for everyone with a stake in tertiary education to lobby and advocate for the change we need.

Our next major survey will begin collecting responses from Monday 28 March this year. Keep an eye on your inbox for your chance to participate and contribute to the data that will shape the future of our sector. And make sure all your colleagues know about this important survey.