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Committee members and representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. E-alert request forms can be downloaded from the Useful Forms and Documents page. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team.
 

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Dear all,

Welcome to the October edition of the networks newsletter.
 

Networks Team – Changes

As you may be aware, Nic Bygrave will be going on maternity leave in October. We are delighted to announce that Becky Winsbury will be joining the team on 1 October to cover Nic’s absence. Becky is currently finishing her PhD at the John Innes Centre with Rob Field.
 

Upcoming Administration Deadlines

2 October          Deadline for the International Exchange Awards
9 October          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th October to additional networks
11 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th October
22 October        Deadline for Researcher Mobility Grant applications
23 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st November to additional networks
25 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st November
6 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November to additional networks
8 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th November
 

Upcoming Events

1 October          Nominations for our 2019 Prizes and Awards open
5 October          Planning for Retirement webinar
15 October        Chemistry Means Business
18 October        Mentor training session (academics only)
30–31 Oct         Member Networks Conference
1 November      International Local Sections – additional Member Networks Conference meeting
6 November      Women’s retention and progression report launch
6–8 Nov            Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress, Nairobi, Kenya
19–25 Nov        Chemistry Week: ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’

 
Communications from across the RSC

Funding available: International Exchange Awards – in partnership with the Royal Society
Up to £12,000 is available over 2 years to fund research and travel costs to support collaborations between UK scientists and those in sub-Saharan Africa.


Deadline for applications is 3pm Tuesday 2nd October; for more information see https://royalsociety.org/grants-schemes-awards/grants/international-exchanges/.
 

Funding available: Researcher Mobility Grants
Submit your applications to the Researcher Mobility Grant by 22 October for your chance to be awarded up to £5000. We support PhD students and early career researchers seeking to develop their research and careers through collaborative projects.

See http://rsc.li/researcher-mobility for more details and to apply.
 

Wellbeing Workshops
Throughout 2018 our Chemists’ Community Fund have been supporting Local Sections with a series of Wellbeing and Resilience workshops. The events have been very well received, with 98% of delegates recommending the workshop to a friend or colleague and comments have included: “It was a highly informative and very interactive session. Trevor’s knowledge of the subject was beyond question but his way of getting over a particular point was sensitive. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.”

If your committee would be interested in hosting a workshop in 2019 or you would like further information then please contact Lara at ccfund@rsc.org.
 

Speak with a qualified Careers Specialist
Appointments are still available for booking for our autumn hubs around the UK. During October and November, the team will be visiting Manchester, Newcastle, Coventry and Bristol. Appointments are available at our London office fortnightly (book online) and on request by phone, video conference or in Cambridge throughout the week early morning and evenings on specific dates.

If you’re a member of our professional categories and thinking about making a big or little change, want to take stock of where you are or anything career-related email careers@rsc.org. We’re here to help.
 

Nominate now for 2019 prizes and awards
Nominations are now open for our 2019 prizes and awards, in which we celebrate the outstanding work being carried out in every corner of our diverse community. We proactively support and celebrate diversity in the chemical sciences and we encourage nominations of people from underrepresented groups. Our winners are selected based on excellence and any member can make a nomination. This is your opportunity to ensure that our prizes and awards reflect the breadth of achievement across the chemical sciences.

We have made changes to the eligibility criteria for our early- and mid-career stage awards this year. To find out more, and to make your nominations before 15 January 2019, visit rsc.li/awards2019.
 

Planning for Retirement webinar
5 October 2018, 12:30–14:00

Planning on retiring within the next 5 years, or simply considering your options and wanting to plan ahead? On 5 October at 12:30 hear from retirement advisors Later Life who provide advice on the many aspects of retirement. Please note the webinar will not provide specific financial advice, but will highlight aspects that you need to consider.

Sign up online.
 

Chemistry Means Business 2018
Monday 15 October 2018, 08:30–23:00

Chemistry Means Business is our annual flagship event for industry, connecting start-ups, small and medium enterprises, multinational organisations, and academic entrepreneurs from across the UK and Europe. This year’s one-day programme is rich in opportunities to find, make and cultivate business relationships that will open new avenues for development and shape your future direction.

The registration deadline is Monday 8 October. More information can be found on the event website.
 

Mentor Training (academics only)
For all members in academia interested in mentoring the Career Management Team are running an additional Mentor training session on 18 October in London.

We are often asked by mentees for an academic mentor to help guide them in the early stages of their career, but currently only have a handful of mentors available to us that meet this criteria. If you are interested then please register online or pass this information onto a colleague who you think might be interested.
 

Report launch: Women’s retention and progression in the chemical sciences
Monday 6 November 2018, 17:00–21:00

This new research is the next step of our commitment to accelerating the pace of change on gender. We explore the barriers leading to attrition and lack of progression that result in gender imbalance at the highest levels of academia in UK chemical sciences and make recommendations for action.

The registration deadline is Monday 29 October. More information can be found on the event website.
 

Managing resources through chemistry: Wealth not waste 
Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 6–8 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

Topics include green chemistry, biomaterials, natural products, waste reduction and processing and a session looking at the issue of plastic waste. Registration is free, all are welcome to attend from around the globe.

Registration will open in early October – this event always fills up, so register soon so you don’t miss out: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/31785/pan-africa-chemistry-network-congress-2018-managing-resources-through-chemistry-wealth-not-waste.
 

Chemistry Week ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’
19–25 November 2018


If your group is doing something to celebrate Chemistry Week we want to hear about it. Tell us your story or tweet us @RoySocChem using #Time4Chem.

To find out more about Chemistry Week go to http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/.
 

Joliot-Curie Webinar Series 2018
For all post-docs looking for an independent career in academic research – join our free interactive webinars this December and hear from our panels of experts. The webinars will help you to:
  • Find out more about academic research careers and the different ways to access them
  • Get information and support on issues affecting your career progression in academic research
  • Ask our experts live online for hints, tips and practical guidance on a range of essential topics for aspiring academics
All webinars will include an interactive question and answer session.
 

Full details of the programme, panel speakers and information about how to register can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/33414/the-joliot-curie-programme-webinar-series-2018.
 

 

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 & Aurora



 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Sep 28, 2018 11:11 AM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the August edition of the networks newsletter.
Networks Team - Changes
As you may be aware, Stéphanie Comte left the RSC at the end of June. We are delighted to announce that this vacancy will be filled by Aurora Walshe. Aurora currently works in our Publishing directorate and will be joining the team on 17th September.
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
7 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August to additional networks
9 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August
13 August         Deadline for nominations for representatives to attend the Member Networks Conference
21 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 30th August to additional networks
23 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 30th August
28 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th September to additional networks
30 August         Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th September
11 September   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th September to additional networks
13 September   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 20th September

Upcoming Events
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
30 – 31 Oct       Member Networks Conference
1 November      International Local Sections – additional Member Networks Conference meeting

Communications from across the RSC
ACS Congress – Reception for RSC Members
Monday 20th August – evening
We will be holding an invitation only reception at the ACS Fall Congress for all of our members who are attending the congress.

If you would like to attend the reception, please email WhiteH@rsc.org for an invitation.

EuCheMS – Reception for RSC Volunteers
Tuesday 29th August, 7 to 9pm
Around The World <http://atwbar.com/liverpool/>

We will be holding an invitation only reception at the EuCheMS for our volunteers who are attending the congress.

If you would like to attend the reception, please email Events@rsc.org for an invitation.

Recent Appointees in Physical Chemistry (RAPC) 2018
20-22 August 2018, University of Birmingham, UK.
Registration closes on 06th August 2018

RAPC provides an important forum bringing together early-career researchers and academics appointed in the last 5-years. Established colleagues will share their experiences on becoming a research leader covering topics such as the funding landscape, innovation in teaching, public engagement, publishing and commercialisation will also be covered. Dr Steven Lee (University of Cambridge) will present his Marlow Award winning work on single molecule fluorescence microscopy. Conference delegates are invited to present an overview of their research via oral and poster presentations. The social programme comprises of conference dinner and numerous networking opportunities.

Registration is £100 and will cover registration, accommodation, the conference dinner and meals throughout the conference.
Don’t miss this chance to build your network and to present your research. Please submit your abstract by 31st July via following here.

For any queries, please contact Dr Ruchi Gupta.

Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) and Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – Cardiff, 10-12 September 2018
Registration and abstract submission are now open for MICRA and RAMS. These conferences provide an opportunity for recently appointed faculty in inorganic chemistry and materials science to share their research and to aid their development into successful, independent researchers through networking and exchange of experiences. In 2018, both meetings are taking place in Cardiff in early September, with joint talks and shared networking opportunities
Please visit the conference website for more information.
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



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Aug 28, 2018 2:53 PM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the July edition of the networks newsletter.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
10 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July to additional networks
12 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July
30 July             Deadline for Local Section inserts included in the September issue of Chemistry World
24 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd August to additional networks
26 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd August
7 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August to additional networks
9 August           Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th August

Upcoming Events
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool

Communications from across the RSC

More opportunities for additional funding

The Member Networks Committee have recently requested that:
  • We increase the opportunities for our Interest Groups to apply for top up funding from twice a year to quarterly.
  • We create a top up fund for our Local Sections in the UK and Ireland which will run in parallel to the Interest Group fund.

These changes have now been implemented and application will now be accepted using the forms available online quarterly. The deadlines for applications will be 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-group of Member Networks Committee.
 
The criteria for applications for both networks are outlined on relevant application form. If you have any questions about the application or reviewing process please feel free to contact us.

NG: We are currently working to improve the funding review process for our Local Sections outwith the UK and Ireland which is why this additional funding opportunity is not currently open to all of our Local Sections.


Join us in celebrating LGBTSTEM Day on Thursday 5 July
Thursday 5 July will be the first International Day of LGBTQ people in STEM, organised by Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering and Out in STEM. Studies have shown that LGBT people continue to struggle to be out and open in science and are also less likely to be retained in science than their heterosexual peers.
LGBTSTEM Day is an opportunity to improve the visibility and representation of LGBT people in STEM, help them access and share resources, and build a stronger LGBT community. We’re supporting the day with lots of social media activity and articles, so keep an eye on our news pages and join the conversation on Twitter with #LGBTSTEMDay.
You can share your story with us by emailing pressoffice@rsc.org. Please do encourage your network members to get involved. Pride in STEM have put together a handy toolkit for the day to give you some inspiration.  
You can also join our network for LGBT physical scientists, co-run with the Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society.

Our vision for a Future EU-UK Science Agreement
Read an opinion piece (http://www.rsc.org/news-events/opinions/2018/jun/jh-brexit-opinion/)  from our President, Sir John Holman on what the Royal Society of Chemistry believes a future EU-UK science agreement should look like and how we are working with others to make sure that policy makers hear our community’s voice.


Interested in a career in science communication, or in becoming a CChem mentor?
Our next ChemCareers webinar will cover what is involved in becoming a CChem mentor. The webinar will take place on 17 September. Find our more and sign up for this webinar.
On 25 July, we will be finding out more about careers in science communication - an increasingly popular career interest, but how do you get into it? Join us for this webinar and hear from people in the field who will share their experiences and offer advice on progressing in this exciting career.

Career conundrum? Based in/near London and looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Our qualified careers specialists are available twice a month at our offices in Piccadilly, London about anything career-related. If you are thinking about making a career change, or just want to take stock of where your career is then you can speak with one of the team. Appointments are available for Associate, Member or Fellows. Find out more and book online . You can also speak to the team via Skype, on the phone or at our offices in Cambridge by emailing careers@rsc.org to book an appointment.

ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018

Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) and Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – Cardiff, 10-12 September 2018
Registration and abstract submission are now open for MICRA and RAMS. These conferences provide an opportunity for recently appointed faculty in inorganic chemistry and materials science to share their research and to aid their development into successful, independent researchers through networking and exchange of experiences.. In 2018, both meetings are taking place in Cardiff in early September, with joint talks and shared networking opportunities
Please visit the conference websites for more information:
Meeting of Inorganic Chemists Recently Appointed (MICRA) – 10-12 September 2018 http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/28711/micra2018
Recent Appointees in Materials Science (RAMS) – 10-11 September 2018 http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30938/rams-2018-recent-appointees-in-materials-science

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online. 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



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Jul 12, 2018 12:13 PM BST
Dear all,

The first week of June every year is Volunteers Week run by NCVO, which is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. We want to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to you, some of our most engaged members, who give up your time and without which we would not be able to provide these networks to our members.

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
11 June            Deadline registrations for New Officers’ Briefing Day
12 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21st June to additional networks
14 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21st June
26 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th July to additional networks
28 June            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th July
10 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July to additional networks
12 July             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th July


Upcoming Events
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool

Communications from across the RSC
 
GDPR
As most people are now aware the General Data Protection Regulation was introduced on 25 May 2018.
Links to the updated handbook, rules and GDPR guidelines and resources were sent to all Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers of all of our member networks along with our International Representatives, Early Career Representative and Academic Representatives on Friday 18 May 2018. If you have any queries about GDPR relating to the work of our member networks please refer to the guidelines and if necessary email Networks@rsc.org.


Recognising our volunteers
We have been highlighting the 2018 winners of our Awards for Service and Inspirational Member and Committee Awards both on our website and through our normal social media channels. This year saw an increase in the number of excellent nominations received for these awards which is a testament to the wonderful work of our members.
Full information about the award winners is available in the news section of our website.


Volunteers Week 1-7 June
We would like to encourage you to take this opportunity to thank those around you and acknowledge the time that they give. This could be other members of your committee or you know someone that is involved with outreach events for example. If you use Twitter then please do thank them using #Time4Chem and link to us @RoySocChem, or just say thank you personally to those individuals.
Do you know anyone that is interested in volunteering with us? If you do please direct them to our new volunteering pages.


New members campaign
As part of the new 1st year membership pathway, introduced in March, all new members are sent a communication at 4 weeks of membership that highlights the Interest Groups and encourages new members to subscribe.  This communication is tailored by membership category so is clear as to the number of groups each recipient is able to subscribe.  This has been sent out twice so far and we have seen a good response from new members wanting to taking up groups.
In addition to the new members campaign, we are due to run a campaign to existing members in July.  This will be targeted by category and encourage those who have not subscribed to the number of groups they are able to.  We will expect this to create a good uptake in subscribers to the Interest Groups and raise the awareness of the groups among our members.

ARE YOU HOPING TO COMMERCIALISE YOUR IDEAS?
UK & European small companies & universities, developing chemistry-driven technology working in health, energy, environment, food & drink and materials & enabling technologies

The RSC Emerging Technologies Competition is open for applications.

Since 2013, the Competition has turned 36 promising ideas into…
  • Collaborations with multinationals
  • License deals
  • £31 million in follow-on equity investment and grant funding
Apply from 2 May until 2 July

rsc.li/EmTech18
#RSCEmergingTech



Outreach Fund – Small Grants
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)


ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018 

Looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Appointments are available via Skype, phone or in person around the UK (selected dates), in London and Cambridge. They can help you with updating your CV, job search strategies or if you are at a crossroads and need some guidance from a qualified specialist. Appointments are available to our Associates, Members and Fellows. Search for appointments (http://www.rsc.org/events) or email us at careers@rsc.org to help with your career management.

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online . 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


 
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Jun 1, 2018 10:38 AM BST
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March to additional networks
8 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March
19 March   Deadline Nominations for Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards
27 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April to additional networks
29 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April
03 April      Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April

Upcoming Events
08 March    North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
14 March    Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
15 March    South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
19 March    Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
20 March    South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
28 March    Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
 01 May      Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June      New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
26-30 August    7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August    RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool


Communications from across the RSC
We have mentors available
Being mentored has helped our members to:
  • achieve greater clarity around their career goals and how to achieve them
  • learn more about themselves
  • gain greater self-confidence and self-belief
  • pursue personal and professional development and practical learning
  • improve relationships with their colleagues and their performance in their current role.
One member described how having a mentor has given him the opportunity to think about his career: It’s always useful to think about my goals and setting myself objectives. 'Everyday life' often prevents me from doing this and so this has given me an opportunity to do so.’

If you are in one of our professional categories of membership (AMRSC, MRSC or FRSC) or you hold a professional registration (RSci or RSciTech) then you are eligible to become a Mentee.  All our mentors are Members or Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

If you’d like more information about accessing a mentor please email careers@rsc.org 
 
New Guidance Launched For CCF Applications
Previous feedback has revealed that Members can be apprehensive in speaking with the Chemists’ Community Fund. In order to move some way in overcoming this hurdle the Fund team have spoken with a previous beneficiary to discuss what others can expect when liaising and applying to the Fund. The case study, which is available under the heading ‘What can you expect if you apply to the CCF?’ on this page - http://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/chemists-community-fund/#undefined, could be used as a signpost for Members who may be interested in the CCF. 
Chartered Manager
Interested in finding out more about becoming a Chartered Manager through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Management Institute? We recently hosted a webinar with the CMI to provide an overview of the route to becoming Chartered Manager, how to apply, the benefits, process and the costs. This webinar is available to watch again on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in finding out more please contact careers@rsc.org. 
 
ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 
30–31 August 2018
Liverpool, UK

Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Oral abstract deadline – 9 April 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018.

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences.

There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia.

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration.

rsc.li/ecs2018 (http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30662/ecs2018-5th-rsc-early-career-symposium-liverpool)                                                                                                                                                       
@RSC_ECS


This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). 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
Posted by Stephanie Comte on May 25, 2018 2:41 PM BST
Please note that the March and April 2018 editions of the Networks Newsletter are now available on MyRSC.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
8 May               Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May to additional networks
10 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May
21 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 31st May to additional networks
24 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 31st May
 
Upcoming Events
1 May                 Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
 
Communications from across the RSC
GDPR – Toolkit for Member Networks - UPDATE
I just wanted to update you all on the progress of the anticipated resources to support our networks in complying with the new General Data Protection Regulation.

I would like to reassure you that the resources are being produced and will be made available soon. As you may know the ICO can make amendments to the regulation at any time until 25 May 2018. An email will be sent to the Chairs, Secretaries and Treasurers in the next month with a link to the completed resources.

As noted by the Information Commissioner the data storage requirements of the new regulation are not a drastic change to the requirements of the current Data Protection Act and as such we advise that you continue to maintain your data as you always have done in compliance with our rules.

If you have any questions please email networks@rsc.org.
 
Please remember that you can contact the Networks Team at any time for support or guidance at any time.
 
Chemistry Week
19 - 25 November 2018
The theme for 2018 is ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’ (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/) and we want to support you with activities and events that inspire the next generation, reach under-represented audiences and celebrate the diversity within our own 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. Apply using the following link Chemistry Week grants (http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y465T/) or contact outreach@rsc.org for further information.
 
The deadlines to apply for funding to support your planned activities are 14 May 2018 and 10 September 2018.
 
Outreach Fund – Small and Large Grants
14 May 2018
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) and large grants (£2,000 to £10,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)

ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 30–31 August 2018 Liverpool, UK
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018
Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences. There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia. Abstracts for poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration and there are travel grants available. Join us in Liverpool, in August 2018. Secure your place by registering online now: rsc.li/ecs2018 

Looking to speak to a Career Specialist?
Appointments are available via Skype, phone or in person around the UK (selected dates), in London and Cambridge. They can help you with updating your CV, job search strategies or if you are at a crossroads and need some guidance from a qualified specialist. Appointments are available to our Associates, Members and Fellows. Search for appointments (http://www.rsc.org/events) or email us at careers@rsc.org to help with your career management.

This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). 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



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on May 1, 2018 10:10 AM BST
Dear all,
Welcome to the April edition of the networks newsletter. It was great to meet so many of you at the Regional Meetings and hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
3 April               Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April
24 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd May to additional networks
26 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 3rd May
8 May               Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May to additional networks
10 May             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17th May
 
Upcoming Events
1 May                 Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
11 July               Royal Society of Chemistry AGM, Burlington House, London
18 July               RSC Summer Party, Royal Academy of Arts, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
 
 
Communications from across the RSC
GDPR – Toolkit for Member Networks
As you are all probably aware the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25 May 2018. The rules, in general, are very similar to the current Data Protection Act but there will be a much higher penalty, both for the organisation and individuals, involved in a breach of data protection.
We will be providing all of our member networks with a toolkit to support your compliance with the new regulation – we hope to have this sent to all committee members in April. We would like to emphasise that the reason this is coming to you so close to the compliance deadline is that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has still not finalised some details of the regulation so we are waiting for some vital pieces of information to ensure that you are sent the correct details.
Please delete any old data lists, delegate lists, contact details from your computers which you may have saved from past RSC business.
We will, of course, do our best to offer you all of the support you need to remain compliant but we do need your cooperation in adhering to the new law.
If you have any questions please email networks@rsc.org.
 
Rules for Member Networks – Update
Please note that in February the Membership and Qualifications Board approved an update to the rules for member networks to include the following:
3.5: All members must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR).
The rules are updated online here.
 
Expenses Forms
Please be aware that our Finance Team can no longer process expenses submitted on hard copy forms or the old electronic forms. Please use the form available online here (http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/FormsDocuments.asp) for all expenses in the future.
 
Communicating with Member Networks Committee
As you know the Member Networks Committee (MNC) is responsible for overseeing the activities and support of all of our member networks. We hope that you receive the support you need from the Networks Team to fulfil your roles as volunteers but we would like to remind you that you should also feel able to submit any discussion points or issues to your relevant Regional Steering Group (RSG) through the appropriate representative. Often issues or questions can be answered by other volunteers or staff as part of the RSG meeting but if this is not possible then it will be escalated to MNC by the RSG Chair.
  • Local Sections – this is your main route to raise concerns regarding the governance of your network
  • Interest Groups – if your issue is not appropriate to raise through an RSG then you can raise it with one of our two Interest Group Representatives on MNC (Helen Ryder (Formulation Science and Technology Group) and Rachel Evans – Photochemistry Group) who can be reached by emailing networks@rsc.org.
  • AD and ED Regions – although you have direct reporting lines to your Divisions please feel free to also use this route for communication, we will always share any concerns with the relevant Division Council.
 
Please remember that you can contact the Networks Team at any time for support or guidance at any time.
 
 
Chemistry Week
19 - 25 November 2018
The theme for 2018 is ‘Community Outreach – Chemistry for Everyone’ (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/everyone/) and we want to support you with activities and events that inspire the next generation, reach under-represented audiences and celebrate the diversity within our own 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. Apply using the following link Chemistry Week grants (http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Y465T/) or contact outreach@rsc.org for further information.
 
The deadlines to apply for funding to support your planned activities are 14 May 2018 and 10 September 2018.
 
Outreach Fund – Small and Large Grants
14 May 2018
Our Outreach Fund is currently open to applications for small grants (up to £2,000) and large grants (£2,000 to £10,000) to support schools and public engagement projects. If you have a new idea or have been developing a project that centres around enriching students’ chemistry education,  increasing public confidence to communicate chemistry or supporting members to get involved in outreach then please do get in touch or make an application for funding. For more information and to make an applications please use the following link to the Outreach pages on our website (http://www.rsc.org/awards-funding/funding/outreach-fund/)
 
Most recent publication on Brexit
Read an opinion piece by our Director for Science & Communities, Dr Jo Reynolds (link to come on Thursday)  to mark one year since article 50 was triggered –summarising the RSC’s policy asks on Brexit and also giving details on what we are doing.
Find out more (http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/campaigning/science-and-the-uks-exit-from-the-eu/) on how we are working to understand the possible effects on our community and to inform and influence the science and innovation element of the exit negotiations.
 
 
 
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). 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



 
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Apr 30, 2018 10:57 AM BST
Posted in April 2018 

Dear all,
Welcome to the March edition of the networks newsletter. It was great to see so many of you at the Regional Meetings in London, Belfast & Cardiff and we are looking forward to the meetings in Liverpool and Leeds this week.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March to additional networks
8 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March
19 March          Deadline Nominations for Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards
27 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April to additional networks
29 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April
3 April               Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April
 
Upcoming Events
8 March              North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
14 March            Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
15 March            South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
19 March            Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
20 March            South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
28 March            Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
1 May                 Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June              New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
26-30 August      7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August      RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool
 
 
 
Communications from across the RSC
 
We have mentors available
Being mentored has helped our members to:
  • achieve greater clarity around their career goals and how to achieve them
  • learn more about themselves
  • gain greater self-confidence and self-belief
  • pursue personal and professional development and practical learning
  • improve relationships with their colleagues and their performance in their current role.
One member described how having a mentor has given him the opportunity to think about his career: It’s always useful to think about my goals and setting myself objectives. 'Everyday life' often prevents me from doing this and so this has given me an opportunity to do so.’
If you are in one of our professional categories of membership (AMRSC, MRSC or FRSC) or you hold a professional registration (RSci or RSciTech) then you are eligible to become a Mentee.  All our mentors are Members or Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
If you’d like more information about accessing a mentor please email careers@rsc.org
 
New Guidance Launched For CCF Applications
Previous feedback has revealed that Members can be apprehensive in speaking with the Chemists’ Community Fund. In order to move some way in overcoming this hurdle the Fund team have spoken with a previous beneficiary to discuss what others can expect when liaising and applying to the Fund. The case study, which is available under the heading ‘What can you expect if you apply to the CCF?’ on this page - http://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/chemists-community-fund/#undefined , could be used as a signpost for Members who may be interested in the CCF.
 
Chartered Manager
 
Interested in finding out more about becoming a Chartered Manager through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Management Institute? We recently hosted a webinar with the CMI to provide an overview of the route to becoming Chartered Manager, how to apply, the benefits, process and the costs. This webinar is available to watch again on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in finding out more please contact careers@rsc.org.
 
 
ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium
30–31 August 2018
Liverpool, UK
 
Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Oral abstract deadline – 9 April 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018.
 
Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences.
 
There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia.
 
Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration.
 
rsc.li/ecs2018 (http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/30662/ecs2018-5th-rsc-early-career-symposium-liverpool)                                                                                                                                                       
@RSC_ECS
 
 
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81/1839). 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
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Apr 30, 2018 10:56 AM BST
Dear all,

Welcome to the February edition of the networks newsletter. We are looking forward to meeting some of you during the upcoming Regional Meetings. If you haven’t yet registered for your nearest Regional Meeting, now is the time to get in touch. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members and staff.

 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 February        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th February to additional networks
8 January          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th February
9 February        Deadline for financial reports
14 February      Deadline for annual reports
20 February      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st March to additional networks
22 February      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1st March
6 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March to additional networks
8 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March
19 March          Deadline Nominations for Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards
 

Upcoming Events
5-7 February       Local to you career consultations, Lancaster
7 February          Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience workshop, London 
21 February        Regional Meeting – London
21 February        South East Regional Steering Group meeting, London
22 February        Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience workshop, Newcastle
27-1 March         Local to you career consultations, Edinburgh
28 February        Regional Meeting – Belfast
28 February        Ireland Regional Steering Group meeting, Belfast
5 March              Wales Regional Meeting, Cardiff         
7 March              North West Regional Meeting, Liverpool
8 March              North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
14 March            Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
15 March            South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
19 March            Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
20 March            South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
28 March            Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
 

Communications from across the RSC

New Deputy Chief Executive (Head of House)
We are delighted to announce that Paul Lewis has been appointed as our new Deputy Chief Executive (Head of House) and will join the organisation on Friday 23 March.
An experienced senior leader in the private and not-for-profit sectors, Paul joins us from City & Guilds where he has been Executive Director, International and Strategy. He has substantial leadership experience in the Education, Skills and Knowledge sectors with specialist Government-to-Government and international operating expertise.
He has been selected through a rigorous process. Our President, John Holman, commented: “Having been closely involved in the selection of Paul Lewis as one of our two Deputy Chief Executives, I am very pleased that he has accepted the job. Paul's wide experience is exactly what we need, particularly because he will be responsible for our portfolio of publications, which is such an important part of what the Royal Society of Chemistry does to support the worldwide chemistry community.”
He will work with Robert Parker (CEO) and Helen Pain (DCEO (Head of Profession)) to deliver our mission.  Paul’s focus will be on developing and maintaining our position as a leading, high-quality publisher and knowledge provider, which is core to our Royal Charter and strategic ambitions and will work closely with Helen and the wider Leadership Team to deliver our strategy collaboratively.
 
 
Regional Meetings 2018
As you should all now be aware, the 2018 regional meetings are coming up in February and March. As mentioned in previous newsletters, these meetings are now primarily networking events for all RSC members in the area.
The meetings are now filling up – London is now full – if you would like to attend any of the other meetings please register as soon as possible.
  • London Regional Meeting, Burlington House, 21 February 2018 - Full
  • Ireland Regional Meeting, Belfast, 28 February 2018
  • Wales Regional Meeting, Cardiff, 5 March 2018
  • North West Regional Meeting, Liverpool, 7 March 2018
  • North East Regional Meeting, Leeds, 8 March 2018
  • Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich, 14 March 2018
  • South West Regional Meeting, Exeter, 15 March 2018
  • Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham, 19 March 2018
  • South East Regional Meeting, Oxford, 20 March 2018
  • Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh, 28 March 2018

 
Deadline extension for EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
 26–30 August 2018, ACC Liverpool, UK
 
To give more of you the chance to present your work at this high profile congress, we will be accepting oral abstracts until 19 February.
 
Those of you presenting research will contribute to the big questions under discussion at this year’s congress, on the theme of molecular frontiers and global challenges.
 
Registration is now open. Attending will bring opportunities to network and strengthen connections, hear experts talk about cutting-edge research in seven key scientific areas, and take part in a series of workshops, lectures, symposia and panel discussions organised by the EuCheMS community. Other highlights include a programme dedicated to the European Young Chemists' Network.
 
[Submit your oral abstract]
 
 
New Guidance Launched For CCF Applications
Previous feedback has revealed that Members can be apprehensive in speaking with the Chemists’ Community Fund. In order to move some way in overcoming this hurdle the Fund team have spoken with a previous beneficiary to discuss what others can expect when liaising and applying to the Fund. The case study, which is available under the heading ‘What can you expect if you apply to the CCF?’ on this page - http://www.rsc.org/membership-and-community/chemists-community-fund/#undefined , could be used as a signpost for Members who may be interested in the CCF.
 
 
Have your say on Royal Society of Chemistry activities and shape our future by taking part in our 2018 survey
On 22 January you received an invitation to take part in the 2018 Membership survey. Your input is vital, and we’d like to know your thoughts on:
  • how valuable you find each of the services and benefits we offer you;
  • ways you would like to get involved with our future strategy and activities; and
  • the extent to which you feel part of a worldwide scientific community.
 You make a genuine difference and your feedback from previous surveys has directly influenced our plans and your membership. Use the unique link we have emailed to you to share your views before the survey closes on 11 February.


Chartered Manager
Interested in finding out more about becoming a Chartered Manager through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Management Institute? We recently hosted a webinar with the CMI to provide an overview of the route to becoming Chartered Manager, how to apply, the benefits, process and the costs. This webinar is available to watch again on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in finding out more please contact careers@rsc.org.
 
A Future in Chemistry printed booklets no longer available on the Brand Centre
The RSC’s Future In Chemistry www.rsc.org/careers/future website is a rich, illustrated online guide to the varied careers in chemistry for 14 to 18 year olds. It contains options at 14, options at 16, job profiles and information about further study. Please let others know about the site but please do not use the A Future in Chemistry printed booklets which are now out of date. We recommend recycling them.


Submit your story to Community News
Are you organising or taking part in an event? Or do you have a story about something else you’ve done, or something that happened to you, relating to chemistry? If so we want to hear from you! Drop us a message at rsc.li/your-story, with an outline of your story, and we’ll be in touch. Writing talent is not required! If selected, your story will appear on our news site at rsc.li/community-news, and may be selected for our quarterly print magazine, Voice.
 
  
Pan Africa Chemistry Network
  1. Analytical Science Training 2018: GCMS and LCMS courses now available. Applications welcomed from researchers across Africa. http://www.rsc.org/events/africa
  2. Funding Available: International Exchange Awards with the Royal Society. Up to £12,000 available to fund travel and research costs for collabroations between UK and sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa).  Deadline: 13th March 2018.  http://www.rsc.org/news-events/articles/2018/jan/international-exchange/
 Please join our newsletter to stay up to date with our activities in Africa: rsc.li/africanews
 
 
 
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online (http://my.rsc.org/blogs/81).
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?
Attendance at Regional Meetings is not limited to one member per committee. We would love to see as many of you as possible at the meetings.


 
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Feb 2, 2018 6:30 AM GMT
Dear all,
 
Happy New Year to you all. We hope you had a good break over the festive period and we look forward to working with you in 2018.
 
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
  • 9 January
    • Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th January to additional networks
  • 11 January
    • Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th January
  • 9 February
    • Deadline for financial reports
  • 14 February
    • Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18th January
Upcoming Events
  • 22-23 January
    • Local to you career consultations, Reading
  • 25 January
    • Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience workshop, London
  • 5-7 February
    • Local to you career consultations, Lancaster
  • 7 February Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience workshop, London – Extra date added as 25 January full with waiting list
  • 21 February
    • Regional Meeting – London (Burlington House)
    • South East Regional Steering Group meeting, London (Burlington House)
  • 22 February
    • Improve Your Understanding of Wellbeing and Resilience workshop, Newcastle
  • 27 Feb - 1 March
    • Local to you career consultations, Edinburgh
  • 28 February
    • Regional Meeting – Belfast
    •  Ireland Regional Steering Group meeting, Belfast
  • 5 March
    • Wales Regional Meeting, Cardiff
    • Wales Regional Steering Group meeting, Cardiff
  • 7 March
    • North West Regional Meeting, Liverpool
    • North West Regional Steering Group meeting, Liverpool
  • 8 March
    • North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
    • North East Regional Steering Group meeting, Leeds
  • 14 March
    • Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
    • Eastern Regional Steering Group Meeting, Norwich
  • 15 March
    • South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
    • South West Regional Steering Group meeting, Exeter
  • 19 March
    • Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
    • Midlands Regional Steering Group meeting, Birmingham
  • 20 March
    • South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
  • 28 March
    • Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
 
Communications from across the RSC
New Rules for Member Networks and Networks Handbook
An email notification has been sent to all members of our member networks committees highlighting the new rules for member networks and associated guidance notes and the new networks handbook. Both documents can be found here and all of the useful forms and documents for committee are available here.
 
The handbook is regularly updated and therefore is not designed to be printed out and kept in hard copy. Updates will be noted in the Networks Newsletter when available and we hope that these will include advice and guidance from our internal specialist teams. If you have any questions please email Fiona McMillan.
The new rules come into effect on 1 January 2018.
 
Local to You Career Consultations – Spring 2018
New year, new job? Start 2018 by speaking with one of our Career Specialists about your professional development, becoming a Chartered Chemist, for CV advice or anything career related. During Spring 2018, the team will be visiting Oxford, Reading, Lancaster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Derby. Find out more and book here.
 
Analytical Science Training in Africa 2018
Our partnership with GSK to provide analytical science training will be ongoing throughout 2018, with lots of opportunities for African researchers to apply to attend our GCMS and LCMS courses. All the courses will be listed here.
 
 
Interest Groups top up funding
All Interest Groups can apply for top up funding to help them run events, provide travel for speakers and other adhoc activities. The top up fund is non-competitive and all applications will be sent to Member Networks Committee for discussion at the May committee meeting. The Networks team will inform the secretary of the Interest Group of the outcome. For funding in 2018 the deadline for applications is Tuesday, 3 April and for funding in 2019 the deadline is Tuesday, 18 September. For more information or an application form, please contact Nic Bygrave at networks@rsc.org.
 
Annual Reports 2017
The annual report form is available here. We have updated the form following feedback from members so please do not use last year’s form.
 
Regional Meetings 2018
As highlighted in the December newsletter we have changed the purpose of these meetings to be a networking opportunity for all members of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the vicinity who wish to attend. We will still be having a presentation from a member of the Leadership Team outlining our activities and strategy. Invitations will be sent to all members in the UK and Ireland and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
 
There will be an opportunity to meet with staff if you have any committee specific business to discuss but this will not be in a public forum. Please remember that you can contact us at any time for support simply by emailing networks@rsc.org. As committee members, unless you are attending a Regional Steering Group meeting on the same day, we will be inviting you to attend the meeting which is geographically closest to you. Registration for other meetings is welcomed if you happen to be in the area and would like to attend.
  • London Regional Meeting, Burlington House, 21 February 2018
  • Ireland Regional Meeting, Belfast, 28 February 2018
  • Wales Regional Meeting, Cardiff, 5 March 2018
  • North West Regional Meeting, Liverpool, 7 March 2018
  • North East Regional Meeting, Leeds, 8 March 2018
  • Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich, 14 March 2018
  • South West Regional Meeting, Exeter, 15 March 2018
  • Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham, 19 March 2018
  • South East Regional Meeting, Oxford, 20 March 2018
  • Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh, 28 March 2018
Events Team Support for Online Registration
The Events Team offer support for our member networks in running the online registration process for large events where possible. Updated information about the process is available in the new handbook and the request form is available here.
 
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online.
 
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
 
Did you know?
The new rules come into effect on Monday 1st January 2018
Posted by Fiona McMillan on Jan 1, 2018 9:00 AM GMT
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