Get involved – Age 23 Survey

Young people on the busThe next Child of the New Century Survey has started – and it’s more important than ever that you join us.

[Updated October 2023]

The Age 23 Survey is now underway.

It’s the latest in a series of surveys we have been carrying out since you were babies. We have been following nearly 19,000 Child of the New Century participants throughout their whole lives to understand what life is like for your generation.

Voice of your generation

The last big catch up took place when you were 17. We also carried out three online surveys during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Your early 20s are an exciting time. You have also faced so many challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to the cost-of-living crisis. We really want to hear how you’re getting on and I very much hope you will take part in this next survey.

“You are the voice of your generation and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for all your contributions to this important study.”

Emla Fitzsimons, Study Director

How it works

The Age 23 Survey is being carried out by Ipsos (an independent research organisation) on behalf of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University College London (UCL), which runs the study. Ipsos also spoke to you for the Age 14 and Age 17 Surveys.

The invitations are being sent in stages over the coming year, so you might not have received yours yet.

If you agree to take part, we will be in touch with you to find out how things have been changing in your life. We will ask about topics including your family and relationships, housing, education and your health and wellbeing, among other things.

To find out more about how the survey works, visit our Age 23 Survey page.

Thank you

Child of the New Century has already made a real difference, including:

  • highlighting the importance of breastfeeding support in hospitals
  • advocating for children who witness domestic abuse
  • showing how LGB mental health was hit hardest during the pandemic.

Find out more in our video celebrating CNC’s first two decades.

We are looking forward to finding out more about where you are now and what you’ve been doing since we last spoke to you.

Thank you for taking part.