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Public Sentiments Towards Immigration in Wales

Overview The aim of this project was to investigate public sentiments in Wales towards immigrants and immigration. The monitoring of what people think about immigration has come to feature regularly within numerous national and cross-national surveys and opinion polls. But there has been little or no attempt to consider the nature of these sentiments at…

Sounding the Way: Audio Walking in Cardiff’s Urban Neighbourhoods

This project aimed to create a series of community audio walks around Grangetown, one of Cardiff’s inner-city neighbourhoods. Audio walks have become an increasingly popular way of engaging groups in a city’s histories, spaces and societies (Butler, 2007).  They provide not only an opportunity to share social knowledges and heighten spatial literacy, but they allow…

Evaluation of Rock Summer School Project 2010

  The 3Gs Development Trust is a community regeneration organisation serving deprived areas in Merthyr Tydfil. During the summer of 2010 the trust, with the support of WISERD, carried out the Evaluation of Rock project. This four week project was focused on evaluating the effectiveness of culturally based approaches for engaging young people. Although there are a…

Quality of Life in Ethnic Neighbourhoods in Europe

The research was concerned with examining the degree of integration of people for whom their national origins or those of their parents lies in a country outside the European Union.  The justification for studying the living conditions of neighbourhoods in which there is a large percentage of the population who are migrants from third countries was…

TEMPO – Migration amongst Polish migrants in England and Wales

Overview The immigration flows to the UK that followed European Union (EU) enlargement in 2004 is thought to have constituted the largest wave of immigration in the UK’s history (Salt and Rees, 2006). One of the main factors behind these very large inflows was the UK government’s decision to more or less allow the free…

Social Participation and Identity – NCDS Project

Overview This project was a joint venture with the Institute of Education, Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-cultural change (Manchester University). The main study, funded by ESRC, undertook 180 qualitative interviews with cohort members of the 1958 National Child Development Study. In the first stage of the project WISERD…