The last survey took place in 2015-16 when you were 25-26. We will soon be launching our latest survey, the Age 32 Survey. We would love to find out more about where you are now and what you’ve been up to since we last caught up with you. We hope to contact you again at key points in your lives.
While you were a teenager, we surveyed you every year from the age of 14 to 20.
You can find out more on the ‘What have we learned?‘ pages.
The Age 32 Survey will soon be underway. We’ll be inviting you in two phases and some of you won’t receive your invitation to take part until 2022.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this important research. The information you have all provided is incredibly valuable. Not only is it helping us to understand the immediate implications of the pandemic, but it will also enable us to track the long term effects, as we continue to follow your lives into the future.
You had reached a quarter of a century! Age 25 is a big milestone in many people’s lives. A lot of 25-year-olds are faced with big decisions – be it about their careers, housing, families or finances.
Next Steps started following the story of your lives when you were in Year 9 in 2004. In total, 16,122 people have taken part in the study over the years. We visited you seven times while you were teenagers – from the time you turned 14 to when you reached age 20.