Ceryn's role is to explore the impacts of widening access initiatives in Wales on entry to higher education in order to further our understanding of the social processes underpinning participation in HE. Specifically, my role involves carrying out analysis on distinctive policies adopted in Wales to widen access.
My role also involves examining the ways in which national policies have been implemented by the Welsh universities, paying attention to the assumptions about the determinants of HE participation that are in play.
Ceryn has been a researcher at WISERD since 2013 when she began work on a project which explored the Welsh Government’s implementation of ‘widening access to higher education’ policies by higher education institutions in Wales. In 2015, she began work on a ‘civil society’ project which explored the role of graduates in local civil society. She has completed an ESRC funded PhD at Cardiff University’s Schools of Social Science.
Before embarking on the PhD she completed an MSc in Social Science Research Methods and before that a degree in Psychology and Education (BSc) both at Cardiff University.