CQUniversity Australia says more people are enrolling in higher education courses through COVID-19. Photo: iStock
CQUniversity Australia says more people are enrolling in higher education courses through COVID-19. Photo: iStock

Unemployment, social isolation lead to study bingeing

SOCIAL isolation and job losses in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in people enrolling in higher education courses.

With much uncertainty around when things will return to a 'new normal', students are turning to short courses and hyper flexible options to fast-track their credentials.

But they're not stopping at just one course - short courses and the flexibility of self-paced study and open enrolments, with no set start/end dates, means 'binge studying' is becoming a 'thing'.

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CQUniversity Australia says it has experienced this phenomenon first-hand, with a sudden rise in enrolments for hyperflexible courses.

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