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What I learnt at WISERD: A Farewell Blog from Dr Mirain Rhys

Posted on 17 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

Trying to remember back to my first day at WISERD is harder than I expected – probably because of the sheer variety of experiences I’ve had here from that day […]

WISERD’s Civil Society Research Centre: Reflections on the official launch.

Posted on 12 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

On Thursday 5th February, 2015, WISERD celebrated the official launch of its flagship Civil Society Research Centre. WISERD’s Director Ian Rees Jones reflects upon a successful event. I spent a nervous […]

Exposing the Welfare Myth of Them and Us

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

A new book by John Hills explores key issues in the current debate about ‘welfare’ and the welfare state. The debate contrasts a stagnant group of people benefiting from it […]

WISERD Civil Society Research Centre Launch – In Pictures

Posted on 6 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

On Thursday 5th February, 2015, WISERD's flagship Civil Society Research Centre enjoyed its official launch. The event was attended by some of the world’s foremost academics, public and policy stakeholders, and […]

The Foundation Phase Evaluation – an update.

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Natalie Ross

Since the publication in mid-January of the second report on educational outcomes using national administrative data was published, the Foundation Phase has been under considerable media scrutiny. Over the past […]

High Class Discontent: Economic Insecurity and UKIP Support

Posted on 20 January 2015 by Natalie Ross

This blog was originally featured on the British Election Study website. Academic analysis and media commentary have shifted the emphasis in explaining United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) support away from […]

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Posted on 4 August 2014 by Samuel Jones

By Kimberly Horton. In my last post, I wrote about what year 10 pupils were going to do post-year 11. Of course there are many other aspects of the future […]

What role do the political parties think the voluntary sector should play in delivering welfare services? How have parties’ ideas changed over the post-war period? And, what impact has devolution had… ?

Posted on 26 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Dr Paul Chaney, WISERD Co-Director. These are some of the questions that I set out to address in a study that is to be published this month. Despite an […]

Bilingual education: Why it makes sense

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Dr Kathryn Sharp. The Welsh Government, with their Welsh Language Scheme 2012-2017, (A Living Language: A Language for Living), aim to increase the use of Welsh in Wales. Though […]

Civil society and participation: reactions to the European Parliament elections

Posted on 5 June 2014 by Jill Wilmott-Doran

By Professor Howard Davis, WISERD Co-Director. The recent European Parliament elections grabbed the headlines across Europe as some remarkable results were announced. Protest is in the air, coming from all political […]