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 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
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 4:43 PM BST
Dear Member,
 
Welcome to the February 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.
 
Westminster Calling
Learn Chemistry Partnership
Teacher Training Scholarships
Bill Bryson Prize 2014
Advance Notice – RSC Members Reception at the Spring ACS
Materials for Member Networks – pop-up stands
Reports and Accounts Deadlines
Chemical Information for Chemists: A Primer
Careers Hub Nottingham
Staff members of the month
RSC Events Deadlines more...
Posted by Jenifer Mizen on Feb 4, 2014 2:32 PM GMT
Dear Member,
 
Happy New Year and welcome to the January 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 on relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team.
 
Trialling Reaxys
Teacher Training Scholarships
Nottingham Careers Hub

Member Survey
First articles published for three new journals
Prizes and Awards
The sea, fireworks and ChemCareers
Deadline - March inserts for Chemistry World
Accessibility, diversity and inclusion tip of the month
Update on Regional Education and Outreach Work
Events Deadlines

more...
Posted by Jenifer Mizen on Jan 10, 2014 12:08 PM GMT
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