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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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
Come and meet top employers and recruiters at Chemistry World Jobs Live  at Burlington House in London. Register online to be sure of your place at this free event.


Chemical Analysis Metadata Platform (ChAMP) Project – Get involved!
 
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.


Rewarding Excellence, Gaining Recognition

Achievements by individuals and teams in advancing the chemical sciences should be celebrated. That’s why we have over 80 prizes and awards covering all areas of the chemical sciences. And our Industry & Technology Awards, refocused for 2015, recognise outstanding innovation, community engagement, industry–academia collaborations, entrepreneurship and science in the chemical sciences industry. If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them today. Or, if you have made a significant contribution to advancing the chemical sciences or chemical sciences industry, ask a Royal Society of Chemistry member to nominate you. Nominations close on 15 January 2015.
 

Read top journals and ebooks for free
Are you looking to maintain your professional development by keeping up with advances in your field?  Read the latest developments via the Virtual Library.  Catalysis Letters from Springer, Tetrahedron from ScienceDirect and many more are free for members to browse and read the full text. 
 
Thank you for reading ,and we hope you have a lovely week.

Kind regards,

Marie, on behalf of the RSC Networks team
 
Posted by Marie Chapman on Oct 1, 2014 3:43 PM GMT
Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the September 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 month's newsletter contains information about:

Citizen Science
ScienceDirect
The Chemists’ War
Chemistry World Jobs Live
Russia Chemistry Week
ChemCareers 2014
Public Attitudes to Chemistry
RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium
Visiting Researchers’ Programme To Visit China In 2015

RSC Events and Conferences deadlines



Citizen Science: an open call for project ideas

Have you ever thought of a great chemistry activity that would really connect with people?
Are you currently undertaking research but are overwhelmed by data interpretation?

We are seeking ideas for a chemistry-themed Citizen Science project, to be supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Find out more about what we’re looking for and how to submit your proposal here.



Keep up-to-date with five current journals from ScienceDirect

For analytical science research and reviews, there’s Analytica Chimica Acta.  Journal of Chromatography A covers separation science, as does Journal of Chromatography B which is specific to biomedical research.  You can also follow the latest organic chemistry developments as full papers in Tetrahedron, and preliminary communications in Tetrahedron Letters. 

To access ScienceDirect in the first instance, please request login details from the Library.  If you already have a login for Reaxys, you can also use it for ScienceDirect.



The Chemists’ War


Appealing to the general reader, Michael Freemantle tells the stories of chemists in the First World War and explains how their work underpinned and shaped what became known as The Chemists’ War.

Order your copy today



Find your perfect job at Chemistry World Jobs Live

Where: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
When: 26 November 2014

Come to this free event where you can:
  • discover a huge range of career opportunities;
  • take part in our communications workshop; and
  • attend a ‘Meet the professionals’ session.
Secure your place - register online now.

http://rsc.li/cwjl





Russia Chemistry Week

One of the key activities in accomplishing our international vision is Russia Chemistry Week, supporting UK-Russia innovation, understanding and collaboration in chemistry.

From 21-26 October, in Moscow, we are showcasing four strands of innovative activity in which we are world-leading: supporting innovation in industry; publishing; cheminformatics; and education.

Find out more



ChemCareers 2014

Our free online careers fair returns on 10-14 November 2014.

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 chemical scientists
  • Learn how to market yourself to employers in job applications and interviews
Find out more



Public Attitudes to Chemistry

While the long term ambition for our public campaign is to influence public attitudes of chemistry, it is critically important that we really understand these attitudes and find out more about people's knowledge, interest and engagement with chemistry. We are currently working on in-depth qualitative and quantitative research to explore public opinion and the way people imagine chemistry. Look out for more info about this project and find out how to get involved in the October issue of RSC News.



Final year Organic PhD students – only 1 month left to submit!

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche – Win up to £500

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division Poster Symposium is on 01 December 2014, at The Royal Society of Chemistry, London. This is a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their work and to network with academics and industrial scientists.

The symposium has a tradition of being the most competitive and highly regarded organic chemistry symposium for PhD students in the UK and ROI, and this year we will be offering a first prize of £500, two runner-up prizes of £250, and a selected-by-industry prize, also receiving £500.
To be in with a chance of winning submit your abstract before 01 October 2014 at http://rsc.li/organic-poster.



Call for Applications: Visiting Researchers’ Programme To Visit China In 2015

The State Administration for Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) is a division of the Chinese Government with which RSC has a cooperation agreement. Under this agreement the RSC and SAFEA will jointly fund researchers from the UK to visit Chinese Universities. The purpose of the visits is to stimulate collaboration between UK and Chinese institutions. They will allow the visitor to contribute their experience towards the development of excellent emerging science and build links with the Chinese Chemistry community.
 
In addition, the visitor will advise Chinese research groups on all aspects of presenting their research to an international audience. The programme will strengthen links between the UK and Chinese Science and between the RSC and our partners in China.
 
We would be very grateful if you could please send us the following information as part of your application:
•             Detailed CV containing your career progress
•             A letter detailing your objectives and what you hope to achieve in China
•             Current research interests, especially areas where you wish to collaborate
•             List of current collaborators in China (If any)
•             List of your current and past publications
•             Preferred dates to travel to China

Call for applications are open until the 31st October 2014 for RSC members based in the UK and Ireland. Visit usually lasts up to a week. The Royal Society of Chemistry covers up to £1500 for international flights and visa and local costs are usually covered by the local Chinese host universities. Prior collaboration in China is not necessary because SAFEA and the RSC will work together to find appropriate Chinese University hosts. Please email: international@rsc.org to register your interest in participating in the programme.



RSC Events and Conferences deadlines

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.




Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry (FD176)

27-29 October 2014
Xiamen, China

 
 
Early bird deadline:
1 September 2014
 
Registration deadline:
29 September 2014
 



Medicinal Chemistry Residential School 2014

20-23 November 2014
Shanghai, China

 
 
Early bird deadline:
20 September 2014
 
 
 


Establishing an independent career in chemistry: Joliot-Curie Conference

16-17 September 2014, Edinburgh, UK
 

 
 
Registration deadline:
5 September 2014
 
 

Posted by Stephen McCarthy on Sep 1, 2014 9:15 AM GMT
Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the August 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 month's newsletter contains information about:

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium
Glasgow Careers Hub
Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
Giving students industrial experience
The Chemists’ War
CPD for Teachers
Chemical Science moves to Gold Open Access
RSC Books on the Virtual Library
Christmas Cards
RSC Journal Impact Factors
Diversity and Inclusion Tip of the Month
RSC Events and Conferences deadlines




Calling all final year PhD students!

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche – Now open for applications

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Organic Division are holding the RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium on 01 December 2014, at The Royal Society of Chemistry, London. This is a fantastic opportunity for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their work and to network with academics and industrial scientists.
 
The symposium has a tradition of being the most competitive and highly regarded organic chemistry symposium for PhD students in the UK and ROI. The Organic Division took on organisation of the event from Pfizer in 2011 and we are delighted to receive support from a wide range of companies, including our headline sponsor F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. This year we will be offering a first prize of £500, two runner-up prizes of £250, and an Industry prize, also receiving £500.

For more information and to submit your abstract go to http://rsc.li/organic-poster


Glasgow Careers Hub

We will be running a careers hub in Glasgow from the 25-27th August at the Holiday Inn Theatreland. Members will be able to attend a consultation or pop along to our Profiles in Chemistry and networking evening on the 26th August. They will need to register through the email which has been sent out to all members in the local area.


Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
16-17 September 2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Registrations are now open for this free event dedicated to addressing barriers to career progression in the chemical sciences. 
Open to early career researchers, postdoctoral researchers and final-year PhD students, the Conference seeks to: 

  • Raise the aspirations of young chemists 
  • Address barriers to career progression 
  • Increase the confidence of delegates when presenting, networking and raising their public profile
  • Promote diversity and an inclusive working culture     
Please visit the conference website for the latest on the exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts.




Giving students industrial experience

In 2013/2014 we ran a pilot programme in the south west collaborating with 5 colleges to support their ‘Access to Science’ course. As part of our collaboration individuals successfully completing this course gained industrial experience and became eligible for Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status.

We are now rolling this programme out on a wider scale, with 30 colleges across the country already volunteering to take part in 2014-2015. We are asking employers to get involved and support the work project module by offering work experience. This could be simply submitting a project to the college or allowing a student to come into your workplace to carry out the work. (NB: students on this course are all over 19 years old.)

Some examples of projects may include (but not limited to):
• Method/process validation
• Method/process development
• Cleaning validation
• Instrument operation qualification
• Instrument performance qualification
• Sample preparation investigation/development
• Batch/bulk analysis

Employers are not expected to pay any wages for this work and there may be an opportunity to interview students to select the person who is assigned the project, further adding to the professional experience.
If you are an employer and would like to enhance a student’s learning experience and nurture the talents of a budding scientist do please get in touch with us at registers@rsc.org.


The Chemists’ War

Michael Freemantle tells the stories of chemists in the First World War and explains how their work underpinned and shaped what became known as The Chemists’ War. Pre-order your book today.



CPD for Teachers

Advancing excellence in chemistry teaching

Learn when and where it’s convenient for you with our new online CPD courses for teachers.

We’re launching five modules throughout 2014. Each module covers a key chemical concept and provides ideas and resources you can try in the classroom to enhance your lessons.

Our quantitative chemistry module is free to access until 31 August 2014.

Find out more..


Chemical Science moves to Gold Open Access
 
Chemical Science, launched in 2010, will become the world’s first high-quality Open Access chemistry journal. From Issue 1, 2015 this flagship journal is moving to Gold Open Access, and all content published from that issue will be free to every reader.
 
Plus, unlike other Gold Open Access journals, we will waive all Article Processing Charges (APCs) for at least two years. So it will be free for authors too.
 
We believe that Gold Open Access is a sustainable model for the future of publishing. Chemical Science will enhance our wider Open Access offering, which also includes Gold for Gold vouchers.
 
Find out more


RSC Books on the Virtual Library

Through the Virtual Library, members have access to a whole host of online chemistry books, journals and databases.  Login to Knovel using your membership number and password to access 173  chemistry eBooks, including 28 of our own titles.  Click browse, then select RSC members to see the full list of available books.


Christmas Cards

If you wish to order RSC Christmas cards to send out to selected members of your section, please send an email request to msadmin@rsc.org by 30 September. Please include the selection criteria of the members (e.g. over 70 or retired) and we will arrange to dispatch the cards and address labels to you at the end of October.


RSC Journal Impact Factors

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s reputation as a high-quality, high-impact publisher was further reinforced on Tuesday 29th July as the 2013 Impact Factors were announced. See all the figures and individual journals’ highlights on our blog


Diversity and Inclusion Tip of the Month

Consider your audience: are you appealing to the entire demographic of your network? If this is difficult over the course of one event, it might be possible over the course of multiple events.



RSC Events and Conferences deadlines

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.

 
5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
31 August-4 September 2014
Istanbul, Turkey

 
 
Event happening this month - register now!
 



New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials (FD173)

1-3 September 2014
London, UK

 
 
Registration deadline:
4 August 2014
 



Organic Photonics and Electronics (FD174)

8-10 September 2014
Glasgow, UK

 
 
Registration deadline:
11 August 2014
 


Metal ions in Medical Imaging: optical, radiopharmaceutical and MRI contrast (DD15)
8-10 September 2014
York, UK

 
 
Registration deadline:
8 August 2014
 



Establishing an independent career  in chemistry: Joliot-Curie Conference
16-17 September 2014
Edinburgh, UK

 
 
Registration deadline:
17 August 2014
 


Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles (FD175)
17-19 September 2014
Bristol, UK


 
 
Registration deadline:
18 August 2014
 


2nd International Symposium on Natural Products

23-25 September 2014
Cape Town, South Africa

 
 
 
Registration deadline:
25 August 2014
 



Next-Generation Materials for Energy Chemistry (FD176)

27-29 October 2014
Xiamen, China

 
 
Poster abstract deadline:
18 August 2014
 
Early bird deadline:
1 September 2014
 


 

Posted by Stephen McCarthy on Aug 4, 2014 9:15 AM GMT


Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the July 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.

New Officers' Briefing Day
September Inserts for Chemistry World
Christmas Cards
Teacher Training Scholarships
Special Lecture and Annual General Meeting
Contacting the RSC Careers team
2014 Birthday Honours

Around the World in 18 Elements
New events database to launch in July
Continuing Profession Development in Action
Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme
Art in Chemistry and Chemistry in Art Exhibition

Global Experiment 2014
New chemical database added to Virtual Library
Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
CPD for Teachers
ACS Reception
Inclusion and diversity tip of the month
RSC Events Deadlines



New Officers' Briefing Day, 30th July 2014

We would like to invite all new Officers of RSC committees to attend this year’s New Officers' Briefing Day. This is the annual induction day for all new Local Section, Interest Group and Analytical Division Region Officers (Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers) which will again be a physical event this year. Please could you pass this on to any of your committee that you think would be interested in attending. The purpose of this event is to provide new or recently appointed officers with information about their role, what is expected of them and the support and resources available to them from RSC staff and other sources. Unfortunately we are only able to invite those members based in the UK and Ireland to attend this event, any members based in other countries can contact us for additional support at any time.

The New Officers' Briefing Day will take place on Wednesday 30th July at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Please register no later than Friday 18th July, you can register your interest by contacting networks@rsc.org indicating any dietary requirements. 



September Inserts for Chemistry World

If you wish to add an insert or programme card to the September edition of Chemistry World, please note that the deadline to send print-ready Word documents is 30 July. Templates for the programme cards are available on the website.

One programme card and up to 3 inserts can be included; inserts are single or double sided, black and white and printed on A4 paper. Please send your inserts and/or programme cards to msadmin@rsc.org by 30 July at the latest.



Christmas Cards

If you wish to order RSC Christmas cards to send out to selected members of your section, please send an email request to msadmin@rsc.org by 30 September. Please include the selection criteria of the members (e.g. over 70 or retired) and we will arrange to dispatch the cards and address labels to you at the end of October.



Teacher Training Scholarships - next deadline for applications extended to Sunday 27th July.

Do you have the potential to be an exceptional chemistry teacher?

In partnership with the Department for Education, we are offering 180 scholarships for the training year 2014/2015, worth £25,000 (tax free). Each scholarship also provides a support package including:
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) membership for 2 years;
  • access to national and regional RSC support networks through local meetings, online communities, mentors, annual conferences etc;
  • a selection of RSC materials including resources, lab coats and other consumables.
Don’t miss out.



Special Lecture and Annual General Meeting, Burlington House, London, 9 July 2014

Have you ever wished you could hear first-hand about our work and ask questions of the people involved at the highest level? There’s a great opportunity for you to join us on 9 July and do just that at the Annual General Meeting. There’s also a special lecture and reception either side of the business meeting.

Here’s the timetable:

15.00 – 16.30 Special Lecture: 'Atomic-Scale Insights into Energy Materials - Batteries included' with Professor Saiful Islam CChem FRSC, Professor of Computational Materials Chemistry at the University of Bath.
To guarantee your place, register by 2 July.

17.00 – 18.00 The Annual General Meeting: Hear a review of the work we’ve done for the chemical sciences and our financial statements for 2013. Council members and the Leadership Team will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to your views. Then you can be one of the first to welcome our new President, Dominic Tildesley.

18.00 onwards Reception: This is your chance to network with Council, employees and other members.

Full details of this free event are on our website.

Be an active part of the world’s leading chemistry community, and join us at Burlington House.



Contacting the Royal Society of Chemistry Careers team online

You can get involved in our groups and receive careers advice, guidance and information as well as join in with lively discussions through LinkedIn (Royal Society of Chemistry Group) and MyRSC (Careers Advice)? Whether you have a burning question or experiences to share we would love to hear from you.



2014 Birthday Honours
 
A total of seven members of the Royal Society of Chemistry were awarded honours in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published on Friday 13th June 2014. The following three members are actively engaged in the committees of our member networks:
 
CBE: Prof Dominic John Tildesley CBE BSc PhD FRSC (President-elect)
For services to Science, Technology and Business.

MBE: Dr Dianna Mary Leitch MBE BSc FRSC (Chemical Information and Computer Applications Group - Treasurer)
For services to Chemistry.

BEM: Mr Noel Charles Grabham BEM CChem FRSC (Benevolent Fund South East Region Volunteer Coordinator)
For services to Chemists.

Benevolent Fund Manager Dawn McGraham writes:

'It is with great pleasure that we deliver this wonderful news! Mr Noel Grabham FRSC, Benevolent Fund South East Regional Volunteer Coordinator, was given a BEM for services to chemists. Noel has organised the structure of Volunteer Visitors that provide individual support to members and their families in the Kent areas. In the pursuance of his voluntary duties, he has written comprehensive guidelines for new Volunteer Visitors and taken a leading role in many training events.'






Around the World in 18 Elements


This book presents a tour of the elements and offers a wider background in chemistry to educators, students and the general interest reader. Covering all sorts of A-level chemistry, the author examines various aspects of the 18 chosen elements.

Find out more.





New Events Database to launch in July

The existing events database hosted from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s website is currently undergoing some improvements to enhance the platform for your events, allowing a comprehensive search function and enabling browsing of forthcoming events. In addition, each event will have its own automatically created web page.

We will be inviting some members to help us by providing feedback on the user experience once the updated database has been launched. Feedback sessions will be held later this summer at Thomas Graham House in Cambridge and at Burlington House in London. If you would like to be involved, please email events@rsc.org to indicate your interest.

All existing events will be moved onto the updated system and event owners will have the opportunity to edit their listings when the site is live. In order to move the current event listings to the updated database we will have to halt the submission of new events for a short period before the system is launched. This downtime will be kept to a minimum to avoid inconvenience, and is expected to take place during the week of 21 July; we will advertise any updates or changes on http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/ nearer the time.



Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme

The Outreach Fund Small Grants Scheme, which offers up to £2,000 to support chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences, is now open for application. The next application deadline is 31 July, but we will be reviewing applications at three-month intervals , four times a year. 

The Outreach Fund aims to encourage and support the development of projects that raise awareness of chemistry in people’s everyday lives or that develop the science communication skills of people who are already highly trained in chemistry. Members and anyone else organising such activities are invited to apply for the financial support.

Our Medium (£2,000 – 10,000) and Large (£10,000-50,000) Grant Schemes will be opened for application early in the autumn.

Find out more and apply now



Change your perception of chemistry forever

Come to our exhibition that brings together artists’ and chemists’ interpretations of chemistry and art.

Art in Chemistry and Chemistry in Art

Where? The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
When?  10.00 am to 4.00 pm weekdays only, from 14th to 25th July 2014

Entry is free, and it’s a must-see for anyone interested in either subject. So why not bring your friends and family along with you?



Global Experiment

Take part in our Global Experiment!

To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography, our Global Experiment 2014 is all about crystallisation. What are the best conditions for growing crystals? Does temperature affect a crystal’s growth? Discover the art of crystallisation at home or in the classroom and compare your results with students around the world.





New chemical database added to Virtual Library

We’re pleased to announce that Elsevier’s Reaxys, the well-regarded database of chemical information, is joining Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and others in the Virtual Library.  Following a successful trial earlier this year, we have purchased this service for a trial period finishing at the end of 2015. You can access Reaxys through your ScienceDirect login details. Or contact the library at library@rsc.org to request login details.



Continuing Profession Development in Action

The Liverpool Local Section committee recently organised a networking event at The Heath in Runcorn, where the focus for the evening was continuing professional development (CPD). Andrea McGhee, Accreditation Development Specialist, gave a brief presentation highlighting how the Royal Society of Chemistry provides recognition for members’ professional development in the form of professional designations – Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci), Chartered Chemist (CChem), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

The Accreditation and Qualifications team have recently organised several Chartered Chemist (CChem) mentor training sessions. This is a 2 hour training course that equips the CChem mentor with everything that they need to support their mentee through their CChem application. So far we’ve run sessions at the Manchester Local Section, Domino Printing, UCB Pharma, Lilly and Wessex Water.

If you would like to run a similar event within your Local Section as part of your programme of events, please contact Debbie Houghton (houghtond@rsc.org).



Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
16-17 September 2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Registrations are now open for this free event dedicated to addressing barriers to career progression in the chemical sciences. 
Open to early career researchers, postdoctoral researchers and final-year PhD students, the Conference seeks to: 
  • Raise the aspirations of young chemists 
  • Address barriers to career progression 
  • Increase the confidence of delegates when presenting, networking and raising their public profile
  • Promote diversity and an inclusive working culture     
Please visit the conference website for the latest on the exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts.





CPD for Teachers

Advancing excellence in chemistry teaching

Learn when and where it’s convenient for you with our new online CPD courses for teachers.

We’re launching five modules throughout 2014. Each module covers a key chemical concept and provides ideas and resources you can try in the classroom to enhance your lessons.

Our quantitative chemistry module is free to access until 31 August 2014.

Find out more.



ACS Reception

The RSC will once again be holding a reception for members and special guests at the upcoming ACS meeting in San Francisco.  The reception will be on Monday 11 August from 7 to 9 pm so if you are travelling to San Francisco for the ACS meeting then please do join us. The reception is an excellent opportunity to network with other members, meet RSC staff in attendance and catch up with old friends.  Drinks and light refreshments will be provided. 

If you would like to attend please register at your earliest convenience, and by 1 August. If you have any questions at all please contact networks@rsc.org.



Inclusion and diversity tip of the month

When booking a venue, check for accessibility for those who might have problems with mobility (parking, lifts, distance between rooms used etc). Also consider travel to and from the venue. Will this make it difficult for any of your audience to attend?

Find more tips for creating inclusive events on our Diversity web page.



RSC Events Deadlines

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.

EVENT DEADLINE



Challenges in Organic Chemistry (ISACS14)

7-10 August 2014
Shanghai, China

 
 
 
Registration deadline:
14 July 2014
 



Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15)

17-20 August 2014
San Diego, USA


 
 
Registration deadline:
21 July 2014
 
 
5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
31 August-4 September 2014
Istanbul, Turkey

 
 
Late registration deadline:
1 August 2014
 



New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials (FD173)

1-3 September 2014
London, UK

 
 
Early bird deadline:
14 July 2014
 



Organic Photonics and Electronics (FD174)

8-10 September 2014
Glasgow, UK

 
 
Early bird deadline:
7 July 2014
 


Metal ions in Medical Imaging: optical, radiopharmaceutical and MRI contrast (DD15)
8-10 September 2014
York, UK

 
 
Early bird deadline:
18 July 2014
 



Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles (FD175)
17-19 September 2014
Bristol, UK

 
 
Early bird deadline:
21 July 2014
 


Nucleation – a Transition State to the Directed Assembly of Materials (Faraday Discussion)
30 March- 1 April 2015
Leeds, UK

 
 
Oral abstract deadline:
30 June 2014
 
 

Corrosion Chemistry (Faraday Discussion)

13-15 April 2015
London, U K


 
 
Oral abstract deadline:
14 July 2014
 
 


Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly (Faraday Discussion)

20-22 April 2015
Chicago, USA

 
 
Oral abstract deadline:
21 July 2014
 
 

 

Posted by Stephen McCarthy on Jul 2, 2014 7:53 AM GMT
Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the June 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.

Teacher Training Scholarships
Calling all brewing and beer enthusiasts
Royal Society of Chemistry Prize and Award Winners
Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
Apply now for CSciTeach
Meet the Universities
Take part in our Global Experiment!
Wondering how to manage your career?
Host an Education Coordinator in Scotland
New Officers' Briefing Day
A Future in Chemistry
Inclusion and diversity tip of the month

RSC Events Deadlines



Teacher Training Scholarships - next deadline for applications Sunday 22nd June.

Do you have the potential to be an exceptional chemistry teacher?

In partnership with the Department for Education, we are offering 180 scholarships for the training year 2014/2015, worth £25,000 (tax free). Each scholarship also provides a support package including:
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) membership for 2 years;
  • access to national and regional RSC support networks through local meetings, online communities, mentors, annual conferences etc;
  • a selection of RSC materials including resources, lab coats and other consumables.
Don’t miss out.



Calling all brewing and beer enthusiasts

Written by a recently retired brewer, the second edition of Brewing will appeal to all beer-lovers, but particularly those within the industry who wish to understand the processes, as well as being relevant to students of food or biological sciences.

Find out more.



Congratulations to all the Royal Society of Chemistry Prize and Award winners for 2014!

To celebrate, we are delighted to present this web-collection highlighting some of the best research by this year’s RSC winners. Free access until 6th June 2014 – don’t miss out!
 
And for further information, click here.



Joliot-Curie Conference 2014
16-17 September 2014, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

Registrations are now open for this free event dedicated to addressing barriers to career progression in the chemical sciences. 
Open to early career researchers, postdoctoral researchers and final-year PhD students, the Conference seeks to: 

  • Raise the aspirations of young chemists 
  • Address barriers to career progression 
  • Increase the confidence of delegates when presenting, networking and raising their public profile
  • Promote diversity and an inclusive working culture     
Please visit the conference website for the latest on the exciting programme of workshops, one-to-one consultations and keynote speeches from world-renowned experts.





Apply now for CSciTeach

We are now accepting applications for Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach), a professional designation which recognises excellence in science teaching and learning.

Suitably qualified and experienced teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education - as well those working in other settings such as science centres and museums - may apply for CSciTeach if they are already members at MRSC or FRSC level. Advisers, inspectors, consultants and researchers in education may also be eligible.
Visit the website and start an application today. For more information email CSciTeach@rsc.org





There’s still time to register for Meet the Universities

28 June 2014, 10:00 - 16:00 - The Chemistry Centre, London
12 July 2014, 10:00-16:00 - University of Leeds

If you know a school student who is thinking of taking chemistry to degree level, tell them about Meet the Universities 2014.

This free event is a chance to gather valuable information from university representatives from across the country. Attendees can discover more about the chemical science courses on offer, and find out what undergraduate life is really like from current staff and students. The Student Loans Company will also be on hand to answer financial questions.

Find out more



Take part in our Global Experiment!

To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography, our Global Experiment 2014 is all about crystallisation. What are the best conditions for growing crystals? Does temperature affect a crystal’s growth? Discover the art of crystallisation at home or in the classroom and compare your results with students around the world.





Wondering how to manage your career?

Speak to one of our career specialists; we aim to be accessible at a time which is beneficial for you. In addition to emailing and calling in we can set up evening consultations over the phone on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 8pm. If you want to talk to us in person we have the following days available:
London: 13th June
Cambridge: 17th June

You will be invited to attend local careers hubs near you later in the year.



Host an Education Coordinator in Scotland

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s network of Education Coordinators work to support and promote RSC education activities, enhance regional education provision and bring together groups of people working to promote the chemical sciences.

This network is expanding and we are currently inviting tenders for an additional host in Scotland. Universities, FE colleges, science centres and other organisations involved in STEM education are welcome to apply although there are geographical restrictions. Each contract is for up to £50,000 pa for 3 years to cover salary, on-costs and overheads.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 14th July 2014. Visit Expanding our Network for more information.
If your institution, or a consortium of institutions, is interested in hosting an Education Coordinator, please contact  an initial expression of interest to beveridgew@rsc.org.



New Officers' Briefing Day, 30th July 2014

We would like to invite all new Officers of RSC committees to attend this year’s New Officer’s Briefing Day.

This is the annual induction day for all new Local Section, Interest Group and Analytical Division Region Officers (Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers) which will again be a physical event this year. Please could you pass this on to any of your committee that you think would be interested in attending.

The purpose of this event is to provide new or recently appointed officers with information about their role, what is expected of them and the support and resources available to them from RSC staff and other sources. Unfortunately we are only able to invite those members based in the UK and Ireland to attend this event, any members based in other countries can contact us for additional support at any time.

The New Officers Briefing Day will take place on Wednesday 30th July at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Please register no later than Friday 18th July, you can register your interest by contacting networks@rsc.org indicating any dietary requirements.



A Future in Chemistry

Guide their future in chemistry with our new careers site.

When it comes to job prospects, we know that students aged between 11 and 19 have a lot of decisions to make. Subject choices. Work experience. The best university for their plans. There’s a good deal to think about – especially when a career in chemistry is the ultimate goal.

A look through our new careers site will give you what you need to help them make informed choices and feel confident about their future.



Inclusion and diversity tip of the month

Consider the diversity of the guest speakers you invite to your events. This can benefit both the speaker and the audience. Choosing a particular speaker may help to break down stereotypes that the audience might have. Consider who will be able to connect best with your audience, and who might surprise your audience.

Find more tips for creating inclusive events on our Diversity web page.



RSC Events Deadlines

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.

EVENT DEADLINE
 

Challenges in Inorganic and Materials Chemistry (ISACS13)

1-4 July 2014
Dublin, Ireland

 
 
Registration deadline:
2 June 2014
 


Analytical Research Forum 2014 (ARF14)  
7 July 2014
London, UK
 
Early bird registration:
2 June 2014

Final registration:
30 June 2014
 


Emerging Photon Technologies for Chemical Dynamics (FD171)


9-11 July 2014
Sheffield, UK

 
 
Registration deadline:
9 June 2014
 



Carbon in Electrochemistry (FD172)
28-30 July 2014
Sheffield, UK


 
 
 
Early bird registration:
9 June 2014

Final registration:
30 June 2014
 
 

Advancing the chemistry of the f-elements (DD14)
28-30 July 2014
Edinburgh, UK


 
 
Early bird registration:
9 June 2014

Final registration:
30 June 2014
 


Challenges in Organic Chemistry (ISACS14)
7-10 August 2014
Shanghai, China
 

 
 
 
Early bird registration:
23 June 2014
 



Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS15)

17-20 August 2014
San Diego, USA
 

 
 
Early bird registration:
30 June 2014
 
 
5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
31 August-4 September 2014
Istanbul, Turkey

 
 
Registration deadline:
23 June 2014
 


New Advances in Carbon Nanomaterials (FD173)
1-3 September 2014
London, UK


 
 
Poster abstract deadline:
23 June 2014
 


Organic Photonics and Electronics (FD174)
8-10 September 2014
Glasgow, UK


 
 
Poster abstract deadline:
16 June 2014
 
 

Metal ions in Medical Imaging: optical, radiopharmaceutical and MRI contrast (DD15)

8-10 September 2014
York, UK

 
 
Poster abstract deadline:
30 June 2014
 
 

Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles (FD175)
17-19 September 2014
Bristol, UK


 
 
Poster abstract deadline:
30 June 2014
 
 

Nucleation – a Transition State to the Directed Assembly of Materials (Faraday Discussion)

30 March- 1 April 2015
Leeds, UK

 
 
Oral abstract deadline:
30 June 2014
 

Posted by Stephen McCarthy on Jun 3, 2014 1:26 PM GMT
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