Author: Hewilia Hetmańczyk
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4362-0245
Author: Dagmara Dobosz
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2230-3208
Author: Marcin Gierczyk
Institution: University of Silesia in Katowice
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6734-2521
Author: Jarosław Rychlik
Institution: Workshop of Law and Public Order, Warsaw
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1948-1882
Author: David Rempel
Institution: IU Internationale Hochschule
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8512-0292
Year of publication: 2022
Source: Show
Pages: 30-42
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.22.67.1.02
PDF: tner/202201/tner6702.pdf

The COVID-19 pandemic has leftits mark on higher education, including first-year university students. The transition to online education has been particularly challenging for the University of Silesia and, to a far lesser extent, the International University of Applied Sciences. This study examines the academic experiences of first-year students entering university in the academic year 2020/2021. This article presents the results of a comparative study conducted on a sample of N=185 students from the University of Silesia (Poland) and N=120 students from the University of Applied Sciences (Germany) using an online questionnaire. The research showed that German students ranked the investigated issues higher; this does not mean that the University of Silesia provides a lower level of support, but that the information strategy and support elements are different.

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