The RCBC Wales Community of Scholars was formed in September 2006 to facilitate interaction and collaboration between PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows, their supervisors and mentors, and external speakers. It meets regularly for the purposes of networking, training, free exchange of research ideas and debate.
All PhD and Postdoctoral recipients of RCBC funding are required to take part in the Community of Scholars, which is a key feature of the collaboration.
The aim is to provide a supportive mechanism which:
To learn more about the Community of Scholars please visit the links below:
The Community of Scholars meets every two months, including an annual retreat event held each September. Meetings are held in various locations around Wales and the venue is normally rotated around each of the HEIs affiliated to the scheme.
The Community of Scholars has a dedicated academic facilitator - Dr Emma Tonkin, Senior Research Fellow, Genomics Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales.
A number of scholars have produced digital stories to record their experiences of the Community of Scholars. Others have provided a narrative feedback on the scheme.
Members Area (for current scholars and alumni only)
Current scholars and Alumni of RCBC Wales have access to the members area. This area provides details of future training dates, access to documents and other resources.