These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team. If you require further information about any of the items in the newsletter, or have any comments or ideas for content please contact the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org). Network Representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org).

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Dear All,

Here in Cambridge the snowdrops are abundant and the crocuses are beginning to appear. Spring is here and we are looking forward to our regional meetings in May.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
  9 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th March
27 March          Deadline for Interest Group Top-up funding
27 March           Deadline for Chemistry Week grant applications
30 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th April
13 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th April
21 April             Deadline for Awards for Service and Inspirational Member & Inspirational Committee
                           Awards
27 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 4th May
27 April              Deadline for Chemistry Week grant applications

11 May               Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th May
 
Upcoming Events
6 - 7 March                  Local to you Career Consultations, Nottingham – waiting list
9 March                        Early Career Network committee meeting, London
13 March                      India Regional Meeting / ISub Regional Steering Group meeting, Bangalore
13 - 15 March              Local to you Career Consultations, Swansea
16 March                      South East Regional Steering Group meeting, London
20 March                      North East Regional Steering Group meeting, York
23 March                      South West Regional Steering Group meeting, Bristol & Southampton
27 - 29 March              Local to you Career Consultations, York– waiting list
30 March                      Ireland Regional Steering Group meeting, Belfast
24 - 25 April                 Local to you Career Consultations, Bournemouth
26 April                         Member Network committee meeting, London
8 - 10 May                    Local to you Career Consultations, Glasgow
5 - 7 June                     Local to you Career Consultations, Dundee St. Andrews
19 - 21 June                Local to you Career Consultations, Manchester
14 July                          New Officers Briefing day, Burlington House, London
14 September             Celebration of Local Sections 2017, Burlington House, London
26 September             Interest Group Forum, Burlington House, London
 
Communications from across the RSC
 
Nominations for Awards Recognising our Members
The deadline for nominations for our Awards for Service and Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards is 21 April 2017.
Any member can submit a nomination for any of these awards. Guidelines and nomination forms are available online:
 
2017 Grant Payments
Thank you to all the groups that have completed the financial reports for 2017.
A reminder that we cannot pay your 2017 grant until we have received all of your financial reports for 2016. If there is any reason, which you have not already communicated to us, for your committee’s reports to be delayed please let us know as soon as possible by email - networks@rsc.org.
The grants can be released when the following information has been received and approved by our Finance Team:
  • Completed electronic financial report signed by the auditor, Chair and Treasurer
  • Bank statement
  • A hardcopy financial report signed by the auditor, Chair and Treasurer
As Interest Group as well as International Local Section grants are all linked it is for everyone’s benefit that we ask for these reports to be submitted as soon as possible.
Events for our committees
Further to our discussions at the 2016 General Assembly we are in the process of organising two new events for our member networks in 2017.
We aim to celebrate the work and activities of our Local Sections on 14 September in Burlington House in London.
The Interest Group Forum - our new governance forum - will also be in Burlington House on 26 September 2017.
Further information will be sent to Secretaries in due course.
 
New Officers Briefing day
This year’s New Officers’ Briefing Day will be held on 14 July 2017 at Burlington House, London. This is a great opportunity to find out about best practices and network with other committee members.
Please feel free to pass this invite on to any members of your committee that may be interested in taking up an Officer position in the future; we understand that knowledge of the role and responsibilities will be a key factor in deciding to take up such a position.
For the first time, this year we would also like to invite those members who represent the Chemists’ Community Fund on our Local Section committees.
 
Chemistry Week – 20 – 26 November 2017
We are pleased to announce that this year’s theme for Chemistry Week is ‘Global Science’ to celebrate the global nature of Chemistry and the success that comes from collaborations and our International community. We want to support you with activities and events in Chemistry Week, from inspiring the next generation, with personal stories about where chemistry has taken you, to celebrating the diversity of discovery within our community. Grants of up to £750 are now available and all applications will be considered whether you need £50 to purchase consumables or £500 for venue hire and catering, simply apply using the following link Chemistry Week grants (http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y465T/). We are running a rolling application process with deadlines on the 27th of every month until September or once all funds have been fully allocated. The next deadline is 27 March 2017.
 

Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
 
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie

 
Mythbusting
Did you know?
Our Media Team are keen to have reports and photographs from your events to be featured as news items both on our website (http://www.rsc.org/news-events/) and in the quarterly RSC News. For more information see the website or contact the team via email (pressoffice@rsc.org)


Additional information from other departments
 
Take part in the 2nd Employment Survey for European Chemists
The 2nd Employment Survey for European Chemists (ESEC2), which is being run by the European Chemistry Thematic Network Association (ECTN) and by the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS).
The survey, which is completely anonymous, will be open  from 1 March until 31 March 2017, and its main objective is to create a clear snapshot of the chemistry labour market. This snapshot will allow an analysis of educational offer and labour market needs, gender balance, salary differences, etc. As the situation of chemistry greatly differs from country to country (as the previous iteration of this survey shows) please make sure you take part so that we gather enough information from the UK to allow a specific analysis of data. 
In the 2013 EuCheMS survey, the UK provided the second highest number of survey respondents and we’d like to be just as well represented in 2017. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete and is open until the end of March.
Complete the survey now.
 
Analytical Science Training for Africa
There are opportunities for African scientists to attend our GC-MS Training courses, run in partnership with GSK.  In 2017 we will be running courses in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria – full details and how to apply can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/campaigns/m/rp/pacn-gsk/partnership/
 
Archive for Africa
The entire Royal Society of Chemistry archive from 1841-2007 is available free of charge to many countries in Africa.  Our entire eBook catalogue is also available to those in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.  If your institution does not already have access, please ask your library to register here: http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/librarians/DigitalArchive/RegistrationarchiveforDevelopingCountries.asp
 
Faraday Joint Interest Group Conference 2017 – Oral Abstract deadline 14 March
This meeting is the first of its kind, and aims to bring the UK Physical Chemistry community together once every 2-3 years to highlight excellent research.
Please visit the event’s webpage for all information, to register and to submit your abstract:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/chemistry/news/events/faraday2017/
 
11-13 April 2017
University of Warwick

Website
 
 
McBain Medal: Assembly and pattern formation in complex soft materials
27 March 2017
SCI Belgrave Sq, London, UK
 
This one day meeting in London will focus on recent advances in colloid and interfacial science as a route to materials and processes with societal value, with distinguished speakers both from industry and academia. The meeting will close with the McBain Lecture, awarded annually by the RSC/SCI Joint Colloids Group to recognize a rising star in colloid and interface science. This year’s awardee is Dr João Cabral from Imperial College London, for his outstanding work on the thermodynamics and assembly of colloid and polymer mixtures, and the design of functional materials via interfacial instabilities. An enthusiast of scattering, his team and collaborators have pioneered the use of neutron and X-rays to study flow processing of complex fluids in complex microfluidic flows.

 

 
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Mar 3, 2017 9:50 AM GMT
Dear all,

We are happy to inform you that both Fiona and Nic are back from maternity leave and are getting back into the swing of things. Due to the changes in the team in the last year we can now clarify that while all team members are happy to help with all enquiries the main points of contact for each network are as follows:

Local Sections (Worldwide) and International Representatives – Stephanie Comte
Interest Groups and Early Career Network – Nic Bygrave
Regional structure and governance – Fiona McMillan
 
You can still contact all of us by emailing networks@rsc.org.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
 
9 February        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th February
14 February       Deadline for financial Reports
23 February       Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd March
24 February       Deadline for Annual Reports
28 February       Deadline for financial Reports international Local Sections
 9 March             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th March
27 March            Deadline for Interest Group Top-up funding
30 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th April
 
Upcoming Events
 
14 February                  Career consultations, London
20 - 21 February          Local to you Career Consultations, Oxford – waiting list
6 - 7 March                    Local to you Career Consultations, Nottingham – waiting list
9 March                          Early Career Network committee meeting, London
13 March                        India Regional Meeting / ISub Regional Steering Group meeting, Bangalore
13 - 15 March                Local to you Career Consultations, Swansea
16 March                        South East Regional Steering Group meeting, London
20 March                        North East Regional Steering Group meeting, York
23 March                        South West Regional Steering Group meeting, Bristol & Southampton
27 - 29 March                Local to you Career Consultations, York
24 - 25 April                   Local to you Career Consultations, Bournemouth
26 April                           Member Network committee meeting, London
 8 - 10 May                     Local to you Career Consultations, Glasgow
 5 - 7 June                     Local to you Career Consultations, Dundee St. Andrews
19 - 21 June                  Local to you Career Consultations, Manchester
 
Communications from across the RSC
 
Regional meetings 2017
This year’s Regional Meetings will be held over three weeks in May. Dates, cities and venues are still subject to confirmation but we are hoping not to deviate too much from the proposed schedule below. Once we have received confirmation the Regional Meetings will be on the events database and invitations will start to be sent.
 
  • Scotland Regional Meeting, Glasgow, 02 May 2017
  • North East Regional Meeting, Newcastle, 03 May 2017
  • North West Regional Meeting, Manchester, 04 May 2017
  • South East Regional Meeting, Brighton, 09 May 2017
  • Eastern Regional Meeting, Cambridge, 10 May 2017
  • Midlands Regional Meeting, Nottingham, 11 May 2017
  • South West Regional Meeting, Bristol, 16 May 2017
  • Wales Regional Meeting, Swansea, 17 May 2017
  • Ireland Regional Meeting, Dublin, 18 May 2017
 
Awards for Service and Inspirational Award
The awards for service and inspirational Award will be open for nominations soon. An email will be sent to all Chairs of member networks committees inviting them to submit nominations. However, everybody can nominate anybody.
 
Local to You Career Consultations
The Royal Society of Chemistry team of qualified careers specialists will be in various different regions offering free one-to-one, confidential consultations on any aspect of career management.
For those of you who have a careers visit booked in your section, Laura Woodward, will have been in touch to ask you permission to share the Local Section details on the email invite that goes to members.  By doing so, we can provide additional exposure to members in your section.  The careers team in turn will also be happy to share and highlight any events you are running.

Networks Newsletter online
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online.
We are aware that some of our members have had issues receiving emails sent through our maxemail system and this is being addressed. For the time being to ensure that all of our volunteers have access to the information in the networks newsletter it will now also be publicly available on MyRSC . Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the newsletter online.
 
We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
 
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie

 
Mythbusting
Did you know?
Due to the Governance review the General Assembly is being paused for 2017. However, following the regional structure review, there will be two new member events in 2017; a celebration day of Local Section activities and the Interest Group Forum. Further information will be forthcoming.
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Feb 7, 2017 6:00 AM GMT
Networks Newsletter July 2015

Dear all,

We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
8 July – RSC AGM, Burlington House, London
16 July – RSC Summer Party, London
30 July – Deadline for September Chemistry World inserts and programme cards (for Local Sections only, and these must now be produced by using the brand centre)

Communications from across the RSC
Don’t forget to take part in our Pay and Reward survey
Please look out for a recent email from us, containing your personal link to the survey. We run this survey every two years to provide an authoritative report on salaries, employment benefits and career satisfaction in the chemical sciences. The results are an extremely useful tool for career management and we appreciate your contribution to help us provide members with high quality information. Find out more about the survey here: http://rsc.li/1JWGsFF

Brand Centre
Our new brand centre, which allows committees to order literature and create marketing materials through predesigned templates, has now been launched to our Interest Groups and Local Sections and it will shortly be launched to our Analytical Division Regions. We hope you like it and find it useful.

Wikipedia Editathons: Widnes and London
Two events to bring more chemistry content to Wikipedia will be held at Catalyst [Sat 8 August] and at Burlington House [Wed 29 July]. For more info contact our Wikipedian in Residence, Andy Mabbett mabbetta@rsc.org

Kind regards,
Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team

Posted by Marie Chapman on Jul 6, 2015 2:35 PM BST
Networks Newsletter June 2015
 
Dear all,

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
•    8 -10 June - Belfast Careers Hub
•    16 June – Mentor training session, Bristol
•    20 June – Meet the Universities (South, Burlington House, London)
•    22 - 23 June – Schools Analyst National Final, Aberdeen
•    23 - 25 June - Bath Careers Hub
•    27 June – Meet the Universities (North, Sheffield Hallam University

Don't forget that to be included in the Diary section of RSC News, your event has to be listed on our events website two months before the event is due to take place.

Communications from across the RSC

Early Career Network Committee nominations are open
We are looking for three members to join our Early Career Network Committee. The committee will meet at least once a year, and has the following remit; to have oversight on activities that support members in the early stages of their career, suggest and support potential activities, agree funding levels and identify areas of development for the Early Career Network.

For more information on the role and the network please go to rsc.li/early-career-network.

If you are interested in joining our committee please contact Marie Chapman by 1 July 2015, attaching a short personal statement outlining why you would like the role.

Faraday Discussions – New proposals welcome & view our upcoming meetings

We encourage you to consider attending one of our upcoming Faraday Discussions meetings - our current programme is more diverse than ever before. Discounts are available for RSC Members to attend. The Faraday Standing Committee on Conferences (FSCC) also welcomes proposals from interest groups for meetings that focus on rapidly developing areas of physical chemistry and its interfaces with other scientific disciplines. Please contact Events if you have an idea for a topic and would be willing to act as the Scientific Committee Chair, or if you would like a member of FSCC to come to your committee meeting and tell you more.

Public attitudes to chemistry in the UK

The research findings are in! Find out more about the first national, in-depth study on how the UK public thinks and feels about chemistry, chemists and chemicals at rsc.li/pac.

Free member access to our newly digitised Historical Collection archive

Members receive free access to our new digital archive, that when complete will contain nearly one million pages of content and over 3,000 unique items. This product is launching in two phases:

Society publications and minutes, 1841-2012 (currently live) – covering material published by the Chemical Society, Royal Institute of Chemistry, and Royal Society of Chemistry. This includes back copies of Chemistry in Britain (now Chemistry World), Education in Chemistry, Monographs for Teachers, Lectures, Monographs and Reports, and minutes of Council and Committees.

Historical books and papers, 1505-1991 (launching June) - over 2,000 books and letters from some of the most famous chemists in history. Extra content will be added throughout 2015.

Kind regards,

Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team

 
Posted by Marie Chapman on Jun 5, 2015 1:23 PM BST
Networks Newsletter March 2015
Dear all,

I hope you are well. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines

5 March - Wales Regional Meeting, Cardiff (If you would like to attend please email networks@rsc.org for an invite.)

6 March - Deadline for nominations for Council, Boards and Divisions

12 March – Ireland Regional Meeting, Dublin (If you would like to attend please email networks@rsc.org for an invite.)

19 March – South West Regional Meeting, Bristol (If you would like to attend please email networks@rsc.org for an invite.)

Communications from across the RSC

Annual Report Reminder

Thank you to those Interest Groups and Local Sections who have already sent them in, however please do not forget to send us your annual reports, financial reports and data compliance forms (Local Sections only) as soon as possible. If you would like a copy of these templates, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at networks@rsc.org.

Take part in our public attitudes to chemistry member survey!

We are conducting a quantitative, face-to-face survey with 2,000 people and as we measure public perceptions of chemistry, we also want to measure our perceptions of the public. Please help us with this short online survey. The survey is only active between 1 and 8 March 2015.

To access the survey, please follow this link - rsc.li/pac-member-survey.

All the results from this research will be presented in RSC News on 1 June 2015.

Kind regards,
Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team
Posted by Marie Chapman on Mar 4, 2015 10:47 AM GMT
Networks Newsletter February 2015

Dear all,

I hope you are well. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
5th – Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham (If you would like an invite, please email networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
14th – Deadline for RSC Groups Financial Reports (email to networks@rsc.org)
12th – North West Regional Meeting, Preston (If you would like an invite, please email   networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
19th – Scotland Regional Meeting, Aberdeen (If you would like an invite, please email networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
19th – Scotland Regional Meeting, Glasgow (If you would like an invite, please email networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
20th - Deadline for RSC Groups Annual Reports (email to networks@rsc.org)

Communications from across the RSC

Health & Safety Essentials – Learn Chemistry
Health & Safety Essentials is our online resource aimed primarily at providing postgraduate students and university researchers with the essential knowledge needed to work safely in a chemical laboratory. It is intended to complement the health and safety guidance issued by users own institutions. The modules within Health and Safety Essentials comprise of practical information about safe working in the laboratory and there are also some short assessments so you can test your understanding. We hope you find it useful, any feedback you may have would be welcomed (ehsc@rsc.org).

Chemistry Week dates announced – save the date
Chemistry Week 2015 will take place from the 14 - 20 November. For Chemistry Week 2015 to be a success we need you, our members, to get involved and organise high quality outreach activities within your local communities, providing opportunities for those that don’t usually participate. More information on exactly how you can get involved will be distributed in the upcoming months.

New student member benefit – 20% off NUS extra card and one month free
We have a new benefit for members who study for 6 weeks or more per year (members working towards their CChem can apply, as well as people on vocational courses) - a 20% discount on the NUS extra card AND one month free. You can see details of the offer here [http://www.rscmemberbenefits.co.uk/members_entrance.asp]. The card entitles students to some really good discounts, including train travel, Odeon and Spotify.

This information will also be posted on MyRSC.

Kind regards,
Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team
 
 
Posted by Marie Chapman on Mar 3, 2015 1:06 PM GMT
Networks Newsletter January 2015

Dear all,

I hope you are well. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines

15 January – Deadline for nominations for RSC Awards and Prizes
15 January – Eastern Regional Meeting, The County Hotel, Chelmsford (If you would like an invite, please email networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
22 January – North East Regional Meeting, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle (If you would like an invite, please email networks@rsc.org, places are limited.)
30 January – Deadline for March RSC News inserts
31 January – Deadline for applications for Top of the Bench
20 February – Annual Reports, Data Compliance Checklist and Financial Reports (Interest Group and Local Section Committees)

Communications from across the RSC

More on Wikipedia training
Our Wikimedian in Residence (WiR), Andy Mabbett is working with many of you to organise training events for our members.
If you are also interested in better understanding and improving chemistry related content on Wikipedia do get in touch with him at mabbetta@rsc.org
Andy is also keen to hear from (or of) any members who are themselves the subject of a Wikipedia biography.

Member benefits update
From January 1st, members will get 15 free article downloads and access to one journal title of their choice.  This is in addition to accessing the entire Journal Archive and Chemical Science.  Members can also buy any other journal subscription for £50 per title.
Through Elsevier’s Science Direct, members can now access Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry and Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters.  Please contact the Library to request access, and mention if you have received login details from us before.

Monthly Careers Consultations
Every month we have a careers specialist available in Thomas Graham House, Cambridge and Burlington House, London to hold consultations. If you would like to book a session, please contact a member of the career management team to find out more [careers@rsc.org]. The next upcoming dates are:
  • 12 and 29 January, Burlington House, London
  • 27 January, Thomas Graham House, Cambridge
From the networks team at the RSC, I wish you all the best for 2015.

Many thanks, and kind regards,

Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team
 
Posted by Marie Chapman on Jan 8, 2015 2:55 PM GMT
Dear all,
 
Please find below the December Networks Newsletter. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to networks@rsc.org.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
 
6 January – South East Regional Meeting, Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury
15 January – Deadline for nominations for RSC Awards and Prizes
15 January – Eastern Regional Meeting, The County Hotel, Chelmsford
30 January – Deadline for March RSC News inserts
31 January – Deadline for applications for Top of the Bench
22 January – North East Regional Meeting, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
20 February – Annual Reports, Data Compliance Checklist and Financial Reports (Interest Group and Local Section Committees)
 
Communications from across the RSC
 
How do you view careers in different sectors, and the RSC as an employer?
The survey will help us to understand more about how our members view careers in different sectors and, and how people see the Royal Society of Chemistry as an employer. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you complete the survey you will have the opportunity to enter the prize draw to win an iPad mini or £250 Amazon vouchers.
Please click on this link to launch the survey.
The survey is being conducted by Bernard Hodes UK, a consultancy which specialises in helping employers to attract and retain talented staff. Your answers will be treated as confidential and will only be used for research purposes.  
 
Do you know anyone who is interested in Science Communication?
We have two science communication competitions at the moment: Take 1… minute for chemistry in health and the Chemistry World science communication competition. The Take 1 competition is a fantastic opportunity for undergraduate, postgraduate, post-doctorate students and early career researchers (both members and non-members) to engage with the Royal Society of Chemistry, whilst the Chemistry World competition is open to everybody, and the winners will be rewarded with a £500 cash prize.
 
I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
 
Kind regards,
Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team
Posted by Marie Chapman on Dec 1, 2014 10:06 AM GMT
Dear all,
 
I hope you are well. We have recently been looking at all the different ways that we communicate with our members and a common theme we have found is that you can often receive the same information from us multiple times. To avoid this duplication and so we don’t overwhelm you with emails, we have changed the content that will be in this newsletter. We hope this will make it more effective and useful for you by including information of direct interest to you in your role. We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to us at networks.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines

 
  *   30 November 2014 – Deadline for inserts to RSC News
  *   14 February 2014 – Deadline for receiving Annual Reports and Financial Reports (Interest Group and Local Section Committees)
 
Dates for the Diary
Regional Meeting Dates 2015
 
  *   Tuesday 6 January - South East - Canterbury
  *   Thursday 15 January - Eastern - Chelmsford
  *   Thursday 22 January - North East – Newcastle
  *   Thursday 5 February - Midlands – Birmingham
  *   Thursday 12 February - North West – Preston
  *   Thursday 19 February - Scotland – Glasgow
  *   Thursday 5 March - Wales – Cardiff
  *   Thursday 12 March - Ireland – Dublin
  *   Thursday 19 March - Southwest – Bristol
 
We are in the process of finalising contracts with the venues so will update you on the venue locations shortly.
 
Career Hubs
 
  *   3-5 November – Cardiff Careers Hub and Mixer Meeting (3 days)
  *   17 November – Norwich Careers Hub and Mixer Meeting
 
General Assembly
 
  *   7-8 November – Manchester
 
Communications from across the RSC
 
Your events in the RSC News diary
 
In each issue of RSC News, we announce the events taking place in the month of publication and the following month. For example, the May issue will cover events in May and June.
 
All events are automatically pulled off our events database. In order for us to compile the list ahead of print, we require sufficient advance notice. Therefore, if you would like an event to be included in the printed version of RSC News, please ensure that you have uploaded it to the events database by the end of the month two months ahead of the issue date. For example, events in May and June to be publicised in the May issue must be uploaded to the database by the end of March.
 
Working with Wikipedia
 
We have recently welcomed as a member of staff in the Communications and Campaign team our first Wikimedian in Residence (WiR), Andy Mabbett.
 
He is an experienced editor of Wikipedia and its various sister projects, and in his role Andy will foster collaboration between our staff, members, Wikipedians, the research community and the general public, with the aim of better understanding and improving chemistry related content on Wikipedia.
 
We’d like to offer local sections and interest groups the opportunity to meet with Andy, and to attend workshops and training sessions to hear more about Wikipedia and its role for the communication of science.
 
If you are interested in hosting an event with our Wikimedian in Residence please get in touch with Andy by e-mail<mailto:mabbetta@rsc.org>. Andy is also keen to hear from (or of) any members who are themselves the subject of a Wikipedia biography.
 
If you have any questions, please contact RSC News<mailto:rscnews@rsc.org>.
 
This information will also be posted on MyRSC.
 
Kind regards,
 
 
Marie
On behalf of the Networks Team
Posted by Marie Chapman on Nov 3, 2014 1:09 PM GMT
Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the October edition of the Networks Newsletter. These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team.
 
This months newsletter contains information about:

Our new events database
The outreach fund
Careers team update
Chemical Analysis Metadata Platform (ChAMP) project
Our prizes and awards: nominate now
Read top journals and ebooks for free



Our new events database: All our events at your fingertips
 
You only need to take one look at our Diary in RSC News every month to see just how many conferences, symposia, networking meetings, outreach activities and many more events we and our members organise every month. To make it easier for you to find out what is happening where and when, we have been making changes to our online events database.
 
We have implemented a new browse and search function that will make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. We have also changed the technology behind the database, so that an individual web page is automatically created for each event that is uploaded to the database.
 
To access the database and take a look at how you can search events by region and location or event type and date, visit www.rsc.org/events
 
Once you have tried out the new events website and database, we’d love to hear your feedback. It will help us improve the system to make sure it meets our community’s needs. So please let us know what you think by emailing events@rsc.org
 

Outreach fund

All tiers are now open for funding. Find out more information about each of the tiers and how you can apply here.


Careers Team update

Lancaster
The Careers team are running a Careers Hub in Lancaster, 13th – 15th October. Members in the Lancaster area can book confidential one-to-one careers consultations on any of those days, and come along to a Profiles in Chemistry talk and Networking evening on Tuesday 14th. Find out more and book for any of the events here.

University of St Andrews
We’re also visiting the University of St Andrews to talk to students about getting their careers off the ground on 23rd and 24th October.

London
We’ll be in Burlington House on Tuesday 21st October and Monday 27th October. Members are welcome to book a careers consultation with us on ether of those dates. Just email us at career@rsc.org and we’ll let you know what times we have available.

ChemCareers Webinars
Our annual online careers fair, ChemCareers is happening 10th – 14th  November. Get expert advice and explore your career options from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Discover the huge range of career opportunities available to you, and learn how to market yourself to employers in job applications and interviews.

As a prelude to the main event we’re running two webinars:
8th October – To postdoc or not to postdoc?
5th November – High potential, high growth industry: a look at small/medium size enterprises (SMEs)

Find out more and book here.

Chemistry World Jobs live
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A collaborative project between the University of North Florida and the Royal Society of Chemistry, the ChAMP project aims to develop standardized metadata, controlled vocabularies, and an ontology for the characterization of chemical analysis methodologies. The intent of ChAMP is to help organizations, business sectors, societies, and journal publishers in the area of chemical analysis formulate standards for reporting, annotating and semantically linking research on analytical methods and applications. Visit the project website at http://champ-project.org.


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Marie, on behalf of the RSC Networks team
 
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