Research using Next Steps has found that girls who were gamers at age 14 were 3 times more likely to study physical science, technology, engineering and maths (PSTEM) degrees at university, compared to non-gamers.
Feeling happy and engaged at school strengthens young people’s resolve to stay in education – but is particularly important for high achievers, boys and ethnic minority pupils, according to findings from Next Steps.
Teenagers with poor physical and mental health are often excluded from social circles and activities, which can have a knock-on effect on their performance at school and in the labour market, according to new research from Next Steps.
You may have heard that there has been a recent change in the UK’s data protection legislation. As part of this, we’ve updated the ‘privacy and data protection’ FAQs on the study website with more information about GDPR. Please do get in touch if you have any queries or concerns.
Over the next few days, you and your fellow Next Steps study members will receive your copy of our annual study update. Next Steps is following the lives of people in England born in 1989-90. It is one of the biggest and most important studies of your generation anywhere in the world.
Students whose parents had only GCSE qualifications were found to be less likely to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, when compared to students whose parents had a degree.