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JUNE 2015: WISERD Annual Conference
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6/30/2015 to 7/2/2015
When: 6/30/2015

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WISERD Annual Conference 2015
30th June - 2nd July 2015, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

This year’s conference includes a range of work-shops, presentations and exhibition sessions focused on the following key themes:
  • Education
  • Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
  • Civil Society
  • Inequalities
  • Data & Methods
  • Devolution
  • Language



ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre & Learned Society for Wales – Student Poster Competition
As in previous years, currently-registered PhD students attending the conference are invited to submit a poster. Posters will be displayed throughout the event so that all conference delegates can view them; and will be made available via the WISERD and Wales DTC websites following the conference*. The Learned Society for Wales is sponsoring a cash prize of £200 for best poster, and this will be awarded during the conference.
*with the permission of the author

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre & WISERD – Student Innovative Communication of Research Prize
Currently-registered PhD students are invited to submit something that communicates the process and/or outcomes of their research in an innovative way. A wide range of options are available, including, but not limited to: video, audio, information technology, performance, artefacts etc. Submitted items can be creative but must not disrupt delegates' productive and enjoyable participation in the conference. The ESRC Wales DTC and WISERD are sponsoring a cash prize of £300 for the best submission, which will be awarded during the conference.


ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre– "3MEI" - Three-minute engagement/impact session and prize
This session adapts the well-known 'Three minute thesis' format. Currently-registered PhD students are invited to attend a specific session in the programme in which they can present (using one projected slide and in strictly no more than three minutes) an account of challenges and/or achievements in their research with respect to engagement and/or impact. The ESRC Wales DTC is sponsoring a prize for best '3MEI' in the form of a selection of recent books from two leading social science publishers, up to the value of £150. This will be awarded during the conference.

WISERD/WCVA Collaborative Paper Competition
WISERD and the WCVA are delighted to announce a competition for the best paper developed in collaboration between a member of university staff or student, and a civil society organisation. Papers on all themes are welcome, and we particularly welcome papers with a focus on co-production and collaborative research. The winner will be announced at the WISERD 2015 Conference, and will receive a prize of £300. To enter, simply submit your paper proposal as normal, describing the nature of the collaboration in the summary section.

Book Your Place

Early Bird Rate -
£70.00 per day (available until 29th May)

Student Rate -
£30.00 per day

Standard Conference Day Rate -
£100.00 per day

To book your place at the conference please visit our 


Tel: 029 2087 0983

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