How often will the surveys take place?

We’re interested in following your life story. We want to see how your life changes over time, and what your life is like at certain ages. When you were growing up, Next Steps surveys took place every year because your lives were changing so quickly. Now that you are older, we will visit you less often.

The most recent survey was in 2015 when you were 25. We hope to continue to get in touch with you at particular ages throughout your adult life. These ages are specially chosen to mark key points in your lives that are interesting or important. The timing for future surveys has not yet been decided. But it is likely that future surveys will take place every 3-5 years.

The more information that the study gathers about your life over time, the more valuable it becomes. This is why we so value your unique and continued contribution.

It is up to you to decide whether or not to take part in each survey. We will send you information before each survey to let you know what it will involve. If you move between surveys, it would be very helpful if you could contact us with your new address.