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Rediscovering passion: how my placement at WISERD has helped my future

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Rediscovering passion: how my placement at WISERD has helped my future

Posted on 31 October 2017 by WISERD

Josie Phillips Josie Phillips has recently graduated from her third year of a sociology degree at Cardiff University. This summer, Josie undertook a research placement at the Wales Institute of […]

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Developing ‘inheritance’ mapping

Posted on 31 October 2017 by WISERD

Louise Taylor, CUROP & CUESIP Poster Exhibition Event, City Hall, Cardiff Louise Taylor is in the second year of her sociology degree at Cardiff University. This summer she took part […]

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University education makes you a better citizen

Posted on 28 September 2017 by WISERD

ihsanadity via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons) We often think about what young people can expect to gain from university, or what universities contribute to society. But it’s not often that […]

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WISERD GCSE Series – Part 3: Is tiering fair for all students?

Posted on 25 August 2017 by WISERD

©University of the Fraser Valley via Flickr (CC BY 3.0) Having previously looked at the different types of GCSE courses and how they are assessed, in the third and final […]

 
WISERD GCSE Series – Part 2: Should internal assessment be used for GCSEs?

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 2: Should internal assessment be used for GCSEs?

Posted on 24 August 2017 by WISERD

Image credit: Komsomolec, via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons Earlier this week we looked at the recent reforms to GCSEs across England, Northern Ireland and Wales and considered students’ views on […]

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 1: Should all GCSE students be assessed in the same way?

WISERD GCSE Series – Part 1: Should all GCSE students be assessed in the same way?

Posted on 22 August 2017 by WISERD

In the first of a series of blogs about students’ perspectives on the fairness of GCSEs, Dr Rhian Barrance outlines the recent reforms to GCSEs across England, Northern Ireland and […]

Social Media & Society Conference 2017

Social Media & Society Conference 2017

Posted on 18 August 2017 by WISERD

The 28-30th July marked the 8th annual Social Media & Society Conference. The conference is organised by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto and this year it returned […]

Digital sexuality: the Internet as an intermediary and mediator of sex

Digital sexuality: the Internet as an intermediary and mediator of sex

Posted on 21 July 2017 by WISERD

Image credit: rawpixel, CC0 Public Domain As part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series, Dr Ian Thomas reported recent findings from his exploration into the Internet’s effects on sexuality. […]

What would a Cultural Participation Research Network look like, and why should we have one?

What would a Cultural Participation Research Network look like, and why should we have one?

Posted on 17 July 2017 by WISERD

Cultural Participation Research Network meeting, 22nd June 2017 Dr Eva Elliott and Dr Ellie Byrne introduce The Cultural Participation Research Network, which was established in June 2017 with help from […]

‘It’s bringing new life in’ Teenage parents and inter-generational values of family life

‘It’s bringing new life in’ Teenage parents and inter-generational values of family life

Posted on 30 June 2017 by WISERD

Image credit: iStock WISERD was joined by Dr Sally Brown from Edinburgh Napier University for the latest Civil Society Seminar, which looked at teenage pregnancy and intergenerational relations. Read her […]