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Dementia Awareness Week: Cardiff University Experts Present Latest Findings

13th May 2016


The cult of celebrity: school children’s modern day heroes

26th February 2016


Catchment 22: Pupils’ school and local authority area have substantial impact on chances of getting into university

24th September 2015


Want to get a good night’s sleep, kids? Turn off Facebook and Twitter, say researchers 

15th September 2015


'Making the Case for Social Science in Wales' launched in London

14th July 2015


Wales’ Largest Social Science Conference Comes to Cardiff

29th June 2015


‘Skivers against Strivers’ – examining the welfare myth of ‘them and us’

9th February 2015


Flagship Civil Society Research Centre Enjoys Official Inauguration 

4th February 2015


Quarter of young people say they would give away £1 million

23rd September 2014


Wales’ largest social science conference comes to Aberystwyth

27th July 2014


Wales takes a lead in Researching Civil Society

24th March 2014


G8 summit announces £4 million research project about improving life with dementia

11th December 2013


Assisted Place holders have 'enduring social networks and better jobs'

4th October 2013


English children outperform Welsh children in literacy levels

4th September 2013


How do widening access students progress at University?

31st July 2013


Workers in Wales are good at making the best of a bad job

8th July 2013


Teaching social sciences in the UK gets a makeover

27th June 2013


Census debate to take place at Wales' largest Social Science Conference

20th June 2013


Advantage for Welsh speakers in some parts of the Labour Market

16th Apil 2013


The Welsh Baccalaureate – a driver for academic success?

23rd March 2013


Audio walking project launches resources for Grangetown community

11th May 2012


Major social science conference travels to North Wales

21st March 2012


Europe and the UK in the financial crisis

6th December 2011


WISERD wins £1M to evaluate “one of the most important educational policies since devolution in Wales”

22nd September 2011


New WISERD director

11th October 2010



Latest News
Young People and Brexit

22nd March 2017

WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to, the most significant policy issue of this Parliament: the UK’s exit from the European Union.


Poverty and Food Banks in Wales

16th March 2017

Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of research shared at WISERD’s latest civil society seminar, held at Cardiff last night. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences presented findings from their research exploring the experience of food poverty in Wales.


Featured Events
26 April, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberystwyth University (room to be confirmed)

As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.