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New data release: COSMO Wave 2

21 November 2023

Data from Wave 2 of the COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) study is now available to researchers interested in exploring how COVID-19 and the cost-of-living crisis has affected the lives of 17-18-year-olds across England.

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39% of young people in the most deprived areas struggling to get mental health support

9 November 2023

Nearly two fifths of 17-18 year olds from the most disadvantaged areas have struggled to receive the mental health support they need in the past year.

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Class of 2023 more likely to be ‘stay-at-home students’

10 August 2023

Up to 34% of A-level students are considering living at home if they get into their preferred university next week, according to new UCL and Sutton Trust research, using data from the COVID Social Mobility & Opportunities (COSMO) study.

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Almost half of young people with long COVID reported lost learning

30 January 2023

Around half of all young people who reported experiencing long COVID felt they had fallen behind their classmates due to the COVID-19 pandemic – with almost three in five saying that they had not caught up with lost learning – according to new research involving UCL.

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Landmark study shows the impact of the pandemic on young people

13 October 2022

Four in five students report that their academic progress has suffered, and two thirds say their future educational plans have changed due to the pandemic.

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New longitudinal study into the effects of COVID-19 on young people begins

23 September 2021

Tens of thousands of secondary school pupils across England will be invited to take part this week in COSMO – the largest study of its kind into the effects of COVID-19 on a generation of young people.

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National study to track the pandemic’s effect on year 11 students’ life chances

23 April 2021

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is part of the team behind a new cohort study of current Year 11 students, which will investigate the educational and employment inequalities brought about by the COVID-19 crisis.

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