Researchers welcomed Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge to UCL this week, and discussed the invaluable contribution longitudinal cohort studies like Next Steps have made to our understanding of the factors that shape our lives.
Research using Next Steps has found that graduate women who were the first in their family to go to university earn less than graduate women whose parents also went to university. The research team found that for men the opposite was true.
Professor Alissa Goodman, Director of the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), where Next Steps is based, has been awarded a CBE for her services to social science in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.
We are now inviting everyone who completed one or more of our three COVID-19 surveys to take part in a COVID-19 antibody test. This will help us build a clearer picture of who has had COVID-19 and learn more about why some people develop severe disease and others do not.
Our first COVID-19 survey, in May 2020, included one open-ended question where you could express in your own words how the coronavirus outbreak was affecting you. Our researchers have done some initial analysis of your responses.