Youth opportunities Survey

Youth opportunities and attitudes in Britain today: a survey of your views and experiences

What is this survey about?

We are conducting this research project to find out more about the opportunities that young people in Britain have today, and the attitudes they have towards social and citizenship issues.

We have been running this survey since 2001, when it was known as the Citizenship Education Longitudinal Study (CELS) and it focused on studying the role of education in shaping young people’s attitudes.

In this year’s survey, we are focusing on studying how young people’s attitudes change after they leave school and they move from their teenage years into their 20s. For example, you may have started working, or have tried to move out of home, and we want to know what opportunities taxi heathrow you feel you have or have not had, and if these opportunities have changed your attitudes towards social and citizenship issues.

What do we know so far?

We have talked to some young people already, and they have told us that many of you are optimistic about your future, and believe that all young people in Britain have the same opportunities. For example, one man we spoke to said:

 In general I think if you put your mind to it then you can achieve it… I would say people have got the same opportunities – not financial-wise because there are big differences [in that respect]. But if you study and you work hard at it you can make what you want of it…Because at the end of the day it is down to you, it is your choice, everything in life is your choice. If I want tomorrow to become an astronaut, …then I’ll have to do what I have to do to become one.

Many of you also told us that you would like to see big changes to the benefit system, the political system, and the type of supports that are available for young people as they finish school and have to make decisions about education, training, and employment.

 Do you agree? Tell us your views and experiences

Why should I take part?

We would really like to hear about your experiences, and to make sure that the study reflects the wide range of experiences and attitudes that young people have in their 20s.

If you have participated in the past, your experiences are vital to the study, as it allows us to compare changes over time. We really need your help to make this part of the project a success and thank you for your continued participation.

If I take part, what will happen to the information I give you?

The findings from this study will be published in books taxi gatwick and journals, and will be used widely by many different groups, including policymakers, youth workers and students in colleges and universities.

Some of the information will also be used on this website, so that you can find out more about other young people’s experiences and attitudes.

Is the information I give confidential?

All the information you provide is treated in strict confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act. All responses are stored securely on a computer and kept separate from your personal details – such as name and address. The information collected will be used for research purposes only.

Who we are:

The Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and trading cryptocurrency Societies (LLAKES)

LLAKES are responsible for designing and coordinating the study as well as analysing the data collected.

The Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge escort bucharest Economies and Societies (LLAKES) is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research centre and part of the Institute of Education, London (IOE). The Institute of Education is known throughout the world for conducting high quality educational and social research.

LLAKES Project team

Andy Green; Avril Keating; Germ Janmaat; Bryony Hoskins; Michela Franceschelli and Rachel Wilde



TNS BMRB is responsible for conducting many of the interviews with young people in this project.

TNS BMRB is an independent research agency that specialises in conducting large-scale luxury escorts social surveys. They collect and analyse data for clients in many sectors, including central and local governments, as well as academic institutions and other organisations.

TNS BMRB have been commissioned to conduct the fieldwork for the current study, and the interviewer who contacts you will be from TNS BMRB.

Further information

For further information on the study please contact the Study Director, Avril Keating ( or the research team at TNS BMRB (email:; Telephone: 0800 015 1484).