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Welcome to our news and blogs.  Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.

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Academic self-belief helps to raise pupils’ GCSE grades, new study finds

22 May 2019

Young people of all academic abilities are more likely to fare better in their GCSE exams if they have confidence in their school work, new research shows.

Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data

29 March 2019

Held at the University of Edinburgh, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The slides from this workshop are available to download from this page.

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Girls who play video games more likely to study STEM degrees, new research finds

18 October 2018

Girls who are avid gamers are three times more likely to study physical science, technology, engineering and maths (PSTEM) degrees at university, compared to non-gamers.

Upcoming training events

12 October 2018

Each academic year, we organise a number of training events designed to help researchers use the data from our studies. Take a look at what’s coming up for the rest of this year.

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Ethnic minority children tend to set their sights highest when planning future careers, research finds

4 October 2018

Children from some ethnic minority groups are most likely to aspire to university and aim for well-paid jobs, a new study has found.

People, pathways and policy: findings from the CLS Research Programme

11 September 2018

This one day event from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies was an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations.

Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities

5 September 2018

As part of the 2018 ESRC Festival of Social Science, we showcased the latest findings on young people and their career aspirations using evidence from MCS and Next Steps.

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School subject choice at age 14 has minimal bearing on chances of university attendance, study shows

7 February 2018

Pupils taking the ‘EBacc’ curriculum are only slightly more likely than their peers to go to university, according to a new study.

Longitudinal data across the life course: an introduction to using cohort data

22 January 2018

Held at the Cardiff University, this workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

New sources of data for social science research

19 December 2017

Hosted by the UK Data Service, this event aimed to help introduce researchers to the new sources of data are that are available for social sciences research in the UK.

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Less advantaged students not as likely to choose subjects they enjoy, new study finds

10 November 2017

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.

Mental health and wellbeing in the millennial generations

9 November 2017

As part of this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science, this breakfast seminar presented the most recent findings on the state of mental health and wellbeing among two important generations of Britons: those born in 2000-01, and 1989-90.

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