The most recent survey took place when you were age 25-26, in 2015-16. 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.
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.