Volunteering

Public Uni

Public Uni – reflections on public engagement

Posted on 6 April 2017 by WISERD

Dr Ceryn Evans presented her research on higher education and civil society at Public  Uni’s 15th event at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Public Uni is an event organised by Cardiff University and aims to provide researchers with an opportunity to communicate    their research in engaging, bite-sized ‘chunks’ to a ‘lay audience’. Each presenter has
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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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WISERD Toasts Another Successful Annual Conference

Posted on 8 July 2015 by Natalie Richards

Last week the 6th Annual Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Conference took place at Cardiff’s iconic Millennium Stadium. The WISERD Conference is the largest of its kind in Wales, and brings together practitioners, policy makers and social scientists to discuss and debate a range of topical themes such as
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Party Promises and Voluntarism

Posted on 21 May 2015 by Natalie Richards

How does attention to the Third Sector in Parties’ 2015 Westminster Election Manifestos compare to previous post-war ballots? Compared to issues like the economy, employment, education and health, the voluntary (or “third”) sector is not a topic that is likely to swing the results of a general election. That said, party pledges on the third
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Economic Austerity and Older Volunteers

Posted on 13 May 2015 by Natalie Richards

In recent years the political, economic and social climate in which volunteering by older adults occurs has changed significantly, with the onset of an economic downturn, concern about pensions, a change in the public policy context for volunteering following a change of government, and the abolition of default retirement age. The notion of ‘unretirement’ is
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