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Natalie Richards

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Making the Case for the Social Sciences in Wales Launch Event – In Pictures

Posted on 26 November 2015 by Natalie Richards

Wednesday 25th November saw the launch of 'Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Wales' at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff. “Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Wales” is […]

A ‘Mature Debate’ on Communications Surveillance?

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Natalie Richards

On the 4th November, Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the government’s proposals for updating the UK’s legislative framework for communications surveillance. The arrival in parliament of the Investigatory Powers Bill […]

Refugees, Rest and Routines: WISERD Education at ECER and BERA

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Natalie Richards

In early September, the WISERD Education research team joined many other academics in the annual before-term ritual: to leave the warm confines of the university and stretch their legs at […]

Visualising Communities: Refocusing Perceptions of the Welsh Valleys

Posted on 27 October 2015 by Natalie Richards

As part of the Representing Communities project I worked with a group of Year 10 pupils for four months. The aim of this part of the research was to engage […]

Has The Disability Employment Gap Really Declined?

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Natalie Richards

If you keep track of key measures of disability equality in the UK, you’ll know that the gap in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled working-age people has gone down […]

Flexible Pre-School Education Pilots – Separating the Impactful from the Impractical

Posted on 13 October 2015 by Natalie Richards

Children in Wales are required to begin school at age 5. Although parents have no legal obligation to put their children into forms of education before this age, it is […]

‘People, Places and Policy: Knowing Contemporary Wales Through New Localities’ – A New WISERD Book Published

Posted on 5 October 2015 by Natalie Richards

Our book has finally been published! We say finally, because the idea for the book started to take shape five years ago during the first phase of WISERD. During this […]

Did Jeremy Corbyn really engage the ‘unengaged youth’?

Posted on 16 September 2015 by Natalie Richards

When Jeremy Corbyn formally entered the Labour leadership contest in June, nobody expected him to even be competitive – let alone secure almost 60% of the vote in the first […]

Democracy & Dragons: How do we Teach Citizenship Education in Continually Devolving Wales?

Posted on 1 September 2015 by Natalie Richards

A recent review of the national curriculum for Wales has called for a radical reimagining of how curriculum is to be conceptualised, enacted and assessed (Welsh Government, 2015). Currently, citizenship […]

Championing Evidence

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Natalie Richards

The Alliance for Useful Evidence is an open-access network of more than 2,000 individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally. It was […]