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Civic Participation, Community, Guest Blog Post

Patterns of participation

Posted on April 28, 2017 by WISERD

WISERD PhD student, Sian Evans, recently presented her PhD research as part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series. She explores whether the Omnivore Thesis can be found within the field of social participation.  The Omnivore Thesis was originally identified in the context of cultural participation – music tastes, attendance at the theatre, cinema, art
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Professor John Morgan, Widening Access to Higher Education

Higher education and social justice in China

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Professor John Morgan recently presented his research on higher education and social justice in China at a WISERD lunchtime seminar. Professor Morgan has been collaborating with Dr Bin Wu, senior research fellow at Nottingham University Business School on this topic. China is a country marked by sharp differences in regional development and by social inequalities,
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They should've let us vote, Pixabay, released under Creative Commons CC0

Civil Society, Dyfan Powel, EU Referendum, Politics, Young People, Young People and BREXIT

“They should’ve let us vote”

Posted on April 21, 2017 by WISERD

– College student, Heads of the Valleys. The dominant view among young people with regard to Brexit, is one of anger or frustration at not being allowed to vote. As part of a broader WISERD project exploring education, language and identity, a research team at Aberystwyth University has been travelling around the country to interview under-18s
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Election, by Nick Youngson, at, CC BY-SA 3.0

Civil Society, Dr Stuart Fox, EU Referendum, Politics, YouGov, Young People, Young People and BREXIT

Brexit & General Election 2017: will the young make a difference?

Posted on April 18, 2017 by WISERD

Theresa May’s shock announcement of a general election to be held on June 8th (assuming Parliament approves) means that in just six weeks the country will once again be going to the polls to fight over the UK’s membership of the European Union. Other issues will no doubt feature in the election campaign – the
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