Refugees, rest and routines: WISERD Education at ECER and BERA

In early September, the WISERD Education research team joined many other academics in the annual before-term ritual: to leave the warm confines of the university and stretch their legs at another institution – sometimes in a faraway land, sometimes much closer to home. On 7thSeptember we began the journey to Budapest, capital of Hungary and the venue…

Research conducted by Dr Kim Horton and Professor Chris Taylor into the effects of social media on the sleep habits of young people receives significant media coverage

BBC Online – ITV News – The Telegraph – The Guardian – Wales Online – Daily Mail – Daily Mirror – Yahoo! News – Belfast telegraph – Irish News ––262572/ – The Daily Star – Health canal –  

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

The impact of social media on young people’s lives is underlined starkly today as a new study by researchers at the Cardiff University-based Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research Data (WISERD) reports that more than one in five teenagers say they “almost always” wake up during the night to look at or post messages….

Hopes and Dreams

Welsh pupils should leave school as young adults prepared for living and working in Wales, or in other parts of the world. The WISERD Education project has given us the opportunity to ask pupils about their hopes and expectations for their futures, including, but not limited to, careers. These questions were varied and focussed on…