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