Webinar: New data from the Millennium Cohort Study at age 14

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About the webinar

As part of the MCS6 (age 14) survey, cohort members were asked to wear an activity monitor and to complete time use diaries. These data, newly available to download from the UK Data Service, offer unique and detailed insights into patterns of daily activity amongst 14-year olds in the UK today, and are an unparalleled resource for a variety of research questions. This webinar focuses on the collection, content and structure of these newly-available data.

The webinar will be valuable to those who

  • Are interested in using data from the activity monitors and time use diaries

  • Would like a brief update on the MCS and what’s ahead

  • Have specific questions about the MCS

Organised into discrete sessions, guests can choose to join for the full webinar or log in at the beginning of the relevant session(s). At the end of each presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions related to the topics discussed.

The timings and areas covered are outlined below:

14:00 – 14:35 Brief introduction, including update on MCS6 data

Speaker: Dr Emily Gilbert, Survey Manager

Collection and content of:

- Activity monitors

- Time use diaries


14:35 – 15:00 Data structure and handling

Speaker: Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou, Data Manager

- MCS6 data format and guidance

- Activity monitor data and merge

- Time use diary data, restructure and merge

- Update on MCS data deposits


15:00 – 15:10 A look ahead

Speaker: Dr Vanessa Moulton, Research Associate

- Update on MCS7, overview, progress and timelines


15:10 - 15:30 General MCS Q&A

About the study

The Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) follows the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK in 2000-01. It is the most recent of Britain’s world-renowned national longitudinal birth cohort studies. Over the course of cohort members lives, the MCS has collected information on such diverse topics as parenting; childcare; school choice; child behaviour and cognitive development; child and parental health; parents’ employment and education; income and poverty; housing, neighbourhood and residential mobility; and social capital and ethnicity.

Accessing the webinar

Registered delegates will receive detailed joining instructions closer to the date on how to join the webinar session.You can find out more about how to use webinar software on the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra website.


If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Sarah Dowie (s.dowie@ucl.ac.uk).


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