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January 2016
WISERD E-Newsletter
WISERD Annual Conference 2016
13th & 14th July 2016, Bay Campus, Swansea University

WISERD is pleased to announce that the 7th WISERD Annual 
Conference will take place on Wednesday 13th July and Thursday 14th July 2016 at Swansea University’s beautiful new Bay Campus. Our conference continues to grow each year and #WISERD2016 
promises to provide colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors with the opportunity to network and discuss cutting edge social science research. 

This year we would like delegates to submit abstracts across all social science disciplines for presentation in any of the following formats:
  • Single Paper Presentations
  • Symposiums
  • Colloquiums
  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Poster or Exhibition Pieces
  • Pecha Kucha  
Submissions must be made online at http://wiserd2016.exordo.com/login 

You may download a poster to display in your office here

The deadline for submission of 
abstracts is Friday 29th January 2016

Please visit the WISERD website for more information: 
www.wiserd.ac.uk

Several of the presentations given at the WISERD Annual Conference 2015 are now available to view on the WISERD website. 

To view these please visit our conference events page here
 

WISERD Civil Society Seminars 

These seminars reflect the rich diversity of projects comprising WISERD Civil Society programme. They draw on a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and engage with a varied aspects of social theory they encompass. The seminars are aimed at all with an interest in the key issues and policy challenges facing civil society in the twenty-first century.
 
Civil Society and Continuity and Discontinuity of Religiosity in Three-Generation Families: Are Grandparents Important Agents of Transmission?
18th February 2016, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Cardiff University

Improving our understanding of Social Enterprises in the UK – Evidence from the Small Business Survey
18th February 2016, Swansea University

Placing everyday participation and cultural value
2nd March 2016, Bangor University

Bowling together? Civil Society in a North East Wales village
16th March 2016, Bangor University

Education, language and identity. Creating devolved education systems in Scotland and Wales
16th March 2016, Aberystwyth University

More information
 
Homelessness in Great Britain: Taking the Long View
9th February 2016, Cardiff University Glamorgan Building
Afternoon Session: 12.30pm – 5pm
Evening Session: 5pm – 7.30pm


Cardiff University’s School of Geography and Planning and Shelter share their 50th anniversaries in 2016.

Together with Shelter Cymru, which marks its 35th anniversary, this event aims to take the long view on homelessness in Great Britain. The event will look back at 50 years of homelessness policy, it will examine contemporary concerns, and it will look towards the challenges on the horizon in the UK, Europe and from a global perspective.

There are confirmed speakers from Cardiff University, Heriot Watt University, York University, Garden Court Chambers, Shelter, Shelter Cymru, FEANTSA, Depaul International, and Gritty Productions.

The event includes a photographic exhibition of street homelessness across the globe by world-renowned photographer Andrew McNeill

To view the programme and to reserve your free place visit:
www.cardiff.ac.uk/cplan/events/homelessness-in-great-britain
 
WISERD Lunchtime Seminars

The WISERD #LunchtimeSeminars take place weekly at Cardiff University from 12pm - 1pm. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

If you plan on attending please contact WISERD on WISERD.events@cardiff.ac.uk
 
2nd Feb, 46 Park Place 
WISERD PhD lead the session

9th Feb, 10 Museum Place
Civil Society and health inequalities - Ian Rees Jones 


 
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If you'd like to contribute to the WISERD blog, please contact us on WISERD.comms@cardiff.ac.uk
PhD Opportunities 
 
ESRC Funded PhD Studentship: Local Forms of Civil Society in Societies in Transition
Swansea University, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to undertake research in the area where the Department of Economics can provide high quality supervision. 

We would like to attract good quality candidates to engage in research in the area of labour economics (preferably related to the area of wellbeing). Swansea University is part of the WISERD Research Centre which has recently received £7 million funding from the ESRC, and where Swansea staff will be working in the general area of labour economics and wellbeing.

Start date: September 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisors: Prof. Philip Murphy & Prof. David Blackaby
Closing date: Monday 8th February 2016

For more information, follow this link.

 
ESRC Funded PhD Studentship: Economic Austerity, Civil Society and Wellbeing
Swansea University, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Wales Doctoral Training Centre (DTC)  are offering a fully-funded PhD studentship to undertake research in the area of Economic Austerity, Civil Society and Wellbeing.

The aim of the research is to investigate the nature of the relationship between domains of individual subjective wellbeing, individual and household characteristics, personal circumstances, and measures related to the broader measurement of social cohesion and civil society.

Start date: September 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisors: Prof. Philip Murphy, Prof. David Blackaby, Prof. Melanie Jones and Prof. Stephen Drinkwater.
Closing date: Monday 8th February, 2016
 
For more information, follow this link.

 
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology): Generational Justice (PhD Studentship)
Applications are being sought for a prestigious, full-time ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) PhD Studentship to be based in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.
The overall aim of the project is to investigate perceptions of generational justice and injustice in the light of recent claims that older generations are more privileged than younger generations

Start date: October 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisor: Prof. Sally Power
Closing date: Monday 29th February 2016

For more information, follow this link

 
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Social Policy): Exploring the Impact of Devolution on State-third Sector Relations in Wales (PhD Studentship)
Applications are being sought for a prestigious, full-time ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) PhD Studentship to be based in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

The framing of state-third sector relations in constitutional law is a singular aspect of the Welsh devolution statute. The Government of Wales Act (2006, s.74) states that ‘Welsh Ministers must make a scheme (“the Voluntary Sector Scheme”) setting out how they propose, in the exercise of their functions, to promote the interests of relevant voluntary organisations’.

Start date: October 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Chaney, Prof. Daniel Wincott & Prof. Howard Davis
Closing date: Monday 29th February 2016

For more information, follow this link

 
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Social Policy): The impact of Devolution on the promotion of Gender Equality in Wales (PhD Studentship)
Applications are being sought for a prestigious, full-time ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) PhD Studentship to be based in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

Full Applications are invited for proposals exploring the impact of devolution on gender (and/or other modes of) equality in Wales with reference to third sector organisations’ public policy engagement.

Start date: October 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisors: Prof. Paul Chaney, Prof. Daniel Wincott & Prof. Howard Davis
Closing date: Monday 29th February 2016

For more information, follow this link

 
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology/Education): Schools, volunteering and charitable giving (PhD Studentship)
Applications are being sought for a prestigious, full-time ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales (Wales DTC) PhD Studentship to be based in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University.

This project links to ongoing research in WISERDEducation and WISERD Civil Society and aims to explore the extent to which schools in Wales participate in a range of voluntary and charitable activities.

Start date: October 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisor: Prof. Sally Power
Closing date: Monday 29th February 2016

For more information, follow this link

 
ESRC Wales DTC PhD in Social Sciences (Business): Managing Agglomeration: City-Region Dynamics in Wales
Applications are invited for a prestigious (1+3 or +3) full-time ESRC PhD Studentship to be based in Cardiff Business School, to begin late-September 2016. The award is generously supported by the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre, Cardiff Business School and Cardiff University.

This PhD will consider the dynamics of city-regions in Wales and make comparisons with City Regions in England. 

Start date: Late September 2016
Duration: 3 years
Supervisor: Prof. Calvin Jones at Cardiff Business School and Prof. Martin Jones at University of Sheffield.
Closing date: Friday 4th March 2016

For more information, follow this link

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