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Sparking Connectivity

Cardiff’s new sbarc|spark hub will bring together researchers to connect across social science research disciplines to create new ways of working. Professor Sally Power, WISERD, recently published a paper examining calls for an ‘evidence ecosystem’ to address the disconnect between university-led education research, and education policy and practice. Here, she shares thoughts on what the Social…

WISERD Annual Conference 2022 – Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that the call for papers is now OPEN for the WISERD Annual Conference 2022. WISERD Annual Conference 2022 Swansea University   Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2022 The theme for our Annual Conference is ‘Civil society and participation: issues of equality, identity and cohesion in a changing social landscape’….

Call for Papers – Migration Research Wales Network: Early Career Researcher and Postgraduate Symposium

Migration Research Wales Network is pleased to announce a one-day symposium (19th January 2022) for postgraduates and early-career researchers (self-defined) working on aspects of migration in Wales or based at Welsh institutions. The aim of the online symposium is to provide a supportive environment for researchers to share ideas on draft work and receive constructive comments. Each contributor will…

WISERD co-director appointed to Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales

Dr Anwen Elias, WISERD co-director and expert on territorial and constitutional politics from Aberystwyth University, has been appointed Commissioner to the new Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales. Dr Elias, a Reader in Politics in the Department of International Politics, was among the nine appointed individuals announced by the Counsel General and Minister…

Achieving impact beyond research

On 22nd September, WISERD held the first of three workshops organised by the new WISERD Migration Research Wales Network. ‘Achieving Impact Beyond Research’ aimed to provide academics at all stages of their careers with the tools and recommended routes to transfer their expertise and knowledge from academia and a solely academic audience to the policy…

Foundational renewal: Transforming reliance systems in the wake of COVID-19

WISERD’s third foundational economy conference, held online earlier this month, brought together researchers and practitioners from across the UK and beyond, to discuss how the foundational economy can be rebuilt, enhanced and sustained in response to new and old challenges magnified by the pandemic. Over three days, an expert panel of speakers and discussants from…

WISERD Professor joins Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Adult Education

Professor W. John Morgan, Honorary Professor and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow at Cardiff University has joined the new Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Adult Education. The journal was founded in 1939 by the Indian Adult Education Association. The Indian Journal of Adult Education is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research papers, articles on education,…

WISERD hosts joint conference with Voluntary Sector Studies Research Network

During November, WISERD hosted a joint conference with the Voluntary Sector Studies Research Network, entitled ‘Civil society in the four UK nations: past, present and future challenges’. The day included a diverse range of papers from academics and third sector organisations. The first session presented research findings on civil society and the state across time…