This StudentSurvey.ie Insight has a dual focus. Initially, it will focus on the aggregated national results of new questions specifically addressing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which were added to StudentSurvey.ie and PGR StudentSurvey.ie in 2021 (StudentSurvey.ie, 2021a). These results will have added value as higher education institutions emerge from the Covid-19 emergency with evolved priorities and challenges to overcome. The public health measures put in place in response to the Covid-19 pandemic also meant that first year undergraduate students who entered higher education in the 2020-2021 academic year are believed to have had a substantially different experience than their predecessors (StudentSurvey.ie, 2021b). The second focus of this paper will explore this belief.