Explore the latest updates from the COSMO study, including blog posts, press releases and events on the impacts of the pandemic on young people’s life chances.
Time for change – insights from our COSMO Youth Panel
Hearing from members of the Sutton Trust COSMO Youth Panel on their current circumstances and next steps.
Inequalities in mental health and access to support services
Erica Holt-White, author of our briefing looking at mental and physical health patterns, breaks down what we found.
Almost half of young people in the most deprived areas struggling to get the mental health support they need
A quarter of young people have sought some form of mental health support in the last 12 months, yet many are struggling to access that support.
Briefings from Wave 1 and Wave 2 of the COSMO study.
The Class of 2023: Opportunities and University Plans
Ahead of A Level results day, COSMO researcher Xin Shao looks at what this generation of young people have planned for their future pathways.
Briefing No. 2 - Post 18 opportunities and aspirations
Those from the most urban areas are among the most likely to report there being good opportunities available to train/do the job they aspire to.
Social Mobility: The Next Generation - Lost potential at age 16
COSMO data reveals the extent to which the talent of bright, disadvantaged young people is being wasted due to inequalities in society and education.
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About the study
The COVID Social Mobility and Opportunities (COSMO) study is a major national longitudinal study examining the unequal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life chances of a generation of young people.
The study is the largest of its kind, capturing the experiences of young people through the pandemic and beyond. COSMO will examine how the pandemic has affected young people’s education and wellbeing, as well as longer term impacts, following their journeys through education and into the workplace.