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Brexit, young people and the parties I: Labour

Posted on 10 March 2017 by WISERD

Given that the EU Referendum was one of the most dominating, bitterly contested and emotional political campaigns in Britain for decades, that British politics is now and for the foreseeable future dominated by Brexit, and that support for or opposition to EU membership is a reflection of one’s deeply held political values, convictions and beliefs,
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School sign

School allocations – an illusion of choice?

Posted on 2 March 2017 by WISERD

Thousands of families across Wales will shortly be learning which primary and secondary schools their children will be attending in September. For many, this will be their local catchment school, however for a sizeable minority, the outcome will not be what they wanted. Many will find themselves without a place for their child or have
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A generational divide

Young people and Brexit: a generational divide

Posted on 24 February 2017 by WISERD

The EU Referendum highlighted a dramatic difference of opinion regarding the most important decision facing the British electorate for a generation, with younger voters overwhelmingly supporting EU membership while their elders voted to leave. This ‘generational divide’ has been a prominent theme in the media, which has repeatedly documented the anger and sense of ‘betrayal’
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St Ives lifeboat coming ashore on a transporter

Why do we volunteer?

Posted on 21 February 2017 by WISERD

Hannah Blake is a PhD student at Cardiff University and recently contributed to the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series with a presentation on her master’s degree research into volunteer accounts of participation. Research in the volunteering phenomena is increasing. Having been a volunteer for six years, the decision to undertake my own research in this
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Young people and Brexit: one year on

Posted on 14 February 2017 by WISERD

The decision to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016 was potentially the most dramatic ever taken by the British electorate. Not only did it fly in the face of the expectations of the majority of the media, opinion pollsters and politicians (both in the UK and Europe), but it has come to dominate
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