A number of RCBC fellows have been working with StoryWorks to develop digital stories regarding their experiences of being involved with the Community of Scholars.
They talk about how being involved in the Community of Scholars has benifited them in terms of the unique training opportunities offered by RCBC Wales. Scholars receive training that is 'over and above' what they can expect to receive as part of their research at their host University. They also talk about how the Community of Scholars has been beneficial in terms of providing a peer support network.
The scholars meet at these training days on a bimonthly basis and this gives scholars the opportunity to discuss various issues with colleagues as part of a community learning environment. This network of support has been cited as invaluable to many of the scholars as they have progressed through their studies.
Four of our Postdoctoral scholars have made digital stories and they can be found at below. Further information on StoryWorks can be found at their website http://storyworksuk.com/About
Paul Gill, Senior Lecturer,
School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
See Paul's story here http://www.vimeo.com/29948873
The password is paul
Ben Hannigan, Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University
See Ben's story here http://www.vimeo.com/29947121
The password is ben
Aled Jones, Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Health Science, Swansea University
See Aled's story here http://www.vimeo.com/29945958
The password is aled
Allyson Lipp, Postdoctoral Fellow
Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan
See Allyson's story here http://www.vimeo.com/29952035
The password is allyson
In addition to the digital stories above, RCBC has collected quotes from scholars about the value of being involved in the Community of Scholars and how it has helped in terms of training.