Survey "How are you" 2021

The results of the 2021 edition of the "How are you?" survey are now available.

This survey, conducted for the second time by Uni-Social, took place from November 9 to November 30, 2021 and was conducted online by 2035 students, i.e. all new students enrolled at Unifr in the fall semester 2021/2022 in a Bachelor, Master, DEEM and Doctorate program.


Some figures

Within the framework of this survey, 762 new Unifr students (37%), i.e. more than one student in three, expressed their questions, their uncertainties and the difficulties they encountered during their first weeks of study.


are satisfied with the start of the semester

  • 87% of students are satisfied with the way their first semester of study at Unifr is going
  • 56% of students report questions or concerns about the organisation and planning of their studies
  • 34% of students report uncertainty about their choice of studies
  • 22% of students do not feel well integrated into their new university environment
  • 49% of students report high levels of stress, mainly due to the workload associated with their studies and difficulties in organising and planning their studies


are uncertain about their choice of study


mention a precarious financial situation

  • 26% of students consider their financial situation to be precarious
  • 48% of students work in parallel with their studies
  • 12% of students finance their studies mainly through gainful employment
  • 36% of students are looking for a job
  • 52% of students report difficulties in concentrating and memorising
  • 33% of students report fears and blockages
  • 71% of students feel they have effective working methods
  • 30% of students report low morale


report concentration problems

Promoting well-being

By focusing on the needs of new students and through the targeted promotion of the support offers available on the Unifr campus, Uni-Social contributes to fostering a good start in studies and to offering support in difficult situations.

The information gathered in this survey reflects the feelings and concerns of students who have recently enrolled at Unifr. The results and findings allow Uni-Social to base itself on concrete and identified needs in order to reflect objectively on how to improve the quality of support services and offers.


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