Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
WISERD Co-Director, Director of Education
Constantino Dumangane Jr.
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Reports and Briefings
WISERD Education was launched in 2012 in order to change the landscape of educational research in Wales. The main aims of the Programme were: to enhance the capacity to carry out high quality educational research within the higher education sector in Wales; • to undertake...
Journal and Journal Article
This paper focuses on the ‘mainstreaming’ of charities into schools. There have been growing concerns about the permeation of business and business values in education, but relatively little attention has been paid to the ways in which schools are increasingly engaged in the...
Journal and Journal Article
Article in the Oxford Review of Education
Three WISERD researchers – Constantino Dumangane , Wil Chivers and Ian Thomas – have successfully secured places on the 2019 GW4 Crucible. The GW4 Crucible is a competitive annual programme that seeks to promote interdisciplinary collaboration...
A good sense of humour is more important in a friend than being good looking, fashionable or popular, WISERD research has revealed. The research, part of the WISERD Education multi-cohort study, asked young people to choose the most important...
Friendships made in school play a special part in young people’s development. They are more than just moral support, friends help them learn key social skills, and serve as a source of social support. Close school friends also help young people...
From sharing our latest research findings and hosting expert panel discussions, to providing practical workshops and networking opportunities, WISERD ran four events as part of this year’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of...
For the last six years, WISERD Education have been giving surveys about their lives to over a thousand children (8-18) across Wales every year. Here are some of our most interesting findings about children in Wales: 1. Girls are better than boys at...
WISERD Education Director Prof Sally Power explores the situation in this blog
For the past 30 years there has been substantial focus in the UK on the issues related to the physical size and condition of schools, and how it may affect pupils’ academic progress, achievement and overall school experience. Young people’s...
Dr Dan Evans uses WISERD research to examine young people's apathy with the Welsh political process
WISERD researchers presented our work on young people, education and politics, as part of this year’s exciting line-up at the 30th anniversary Hay Festival. ‘Mind the gap’ formed part of the Cardiff Series, presented by Dr Dan Evans, Dr Esther...
Two WISERD colleagues, Professor Sally Power and Professor Mike Woods, are among the newly elected fellows of The Learned Society of Wales. The Learned Society of Wales was established in 2010 in the absence of a national society of learning in Wales...
The release of the WISERD Education's report to HEFCW - Access to Higher Education in Wales received widespread media coverage. The Times Higher Education - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/university-access-wales-depen… BBC News - http:/...
Following major grant successes, Cardiff University is making a substantial investment in social science research and we welcome applications from exciting and dynamic researchers interested in working on cutting edge research projects within a...
SeminarGrowing up in Wales: young people’s perspectives and prospects
Over the past six years, the WISERDEducation Multi Cohort Study (WMCS) has made an important contribution to understanding the lives of young people in Wales, by conducting an annual survey of over 1,000 young people, aged eight to 18-years-old. A...
ESRC Festival of Social Science 2018ESRC Festival of Social Science 2018: What do young people value about their friendships?
What traits do you look for in a friend? It might be a shared interest, such as a love of football. Alternatively it could be a good sense of humour, a similar outlook on life, or a shared experience – such as growing up in the same village. Other...
SeminarFive interesting things about young people in Wales - WISERD Education at the Eisteddfod
Hosted by WISERD Education researcher Dr Rhian Barrance. This talk will present findings on young people’s lives from the WISERDEducation Multi-Cohort Study, which has been undertaking research with children in Wales over the last six years. From...