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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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