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Upcoming events and an update on WISERD’s research projects
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WISERD Newsletter – March 2017

Upcoming events and an update on WISERD’s research projects

Latest news

Young People and Brexit
WISERD has recently been awarded ESRC funding to carry out a new interdisciplinary study into how young people in the UK feel about, and are responding to Brexit. The project will include new and existing WISERD research, involving nationwide surveys, interviews and discussions with young people, and the production of two short films.
 
Without European intervention, equality for disabled people in Britain would be a distant dream
Research by Professor Paul Chaney, reveals the institutionalised ableism of parliament. In his recent article on The Conversation, he emphasised that without the EU’s help, the situation for disabled people could become even worse than it already is.
 

Poverty and Food Banks in Wales
Poverty and the rise of food banks in Wales were the focus of WISERD’s latest civil society seminar this month. PhD student, David Beck and Dr Hefin Gwilym from Bangor University’s School of Social Sciences shared their latest research findings with representatives from Cardiff Foodbank, The Trussell Trust, Oxfam Cymru and The Wallich.
 
WISERD gender equality in politics research highlighted on International Women’s Day 2017
WISERD research into gender equality and public policy featured in an ESRC blog for International Women’s Day, on 8 March. The day aims to drive action for equality and celebrate women's social, cultural, economic and political achievements.
 

Nation, Class and Resentment
Dr Robin Mann from Bangor University's School of Social Sciences has recently had a unique, comparative study published, which discusses differences in the way that national identity is expressed in Wales, Scotland and England, and how national identity affects attitudes towards current issues such as Brexit and immigration.
 
Baroness Eluned Morgan AM delivers keynote speech on Brexit
Baroness Eluned Morgan AM delivered a keynote speech on Brexit at Aberystwyth University this month. The event was organised by the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society, and was part of a series of public talks and events looking at significant issues in Welsh politics and society.

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Upcoming events

Living well with dementia: implementing what we know
Wednesday 5 April 2017
9:30am – 4:00pm
Bangor University


Workshop: a year on from the Social Services and Well-Being Act
Wednesday 5 April 2017
10:00am – 3:30pm
Swansea University
 

Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS
Wednesday 26 April 2017
10:00am – 4:30pm
Cardiff University
Latest blogs

How do trade unions use Twitter?
As part of the WISERD Cardiff lunchtime seminar series, Dr Wil Chivers recently reported early findings from his research into trade unions on Twitter. In this blog, he introduces the two platforms he has been using to collect and analyse Twitter data and discusses the broad patterns emerging so far.
 
School allocations – an illusion of choice?
Thousands of families across Wales are presently learning which schools their children will be attending in September. In this blog, Professor Chris Taylor discusses some of the effects experienced by those who find themselves without a place and what the next options are.

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