The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography, political science and many more.
The Institute was established in 2008 and is based within the five Universities that make up the St David’s Day Group in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.
WISERD’s research programme encompasses a broad range of activities, from basic science to applied research projects. WISERD’s research is primarily focused on the Welsh economy and society, but in an essentially comparative context, across the UK and internationally.
The Institute carries out research around the following themes:
WISERD Education has the potential to change the landscape of education research in Wales and will put Wales at the forefront of research capacity building developments in the UK and beyond.
WISERD is committed to a programme of knowledge exchange and transfer which aims to improve communication, engagement, and collaboration between researchers and research users from the academic, policy, public, private, charitable and third sectors.
This seminar will provide an overview of the 2008 recession and its political context and begin to explore some of the regional differences between England and Wales.
Thirty years ago the news in South Wales was dominated by the fate of the coal industry and the attempts taken by the National Union of Mineworkers to halt mine closures. Using photographs and personal testimony this event will combine reflection on the details of the strike, with a consideration of its complications for contemporary protest.