Search Blogs

Write your own blog on MyRSC!

Do you have a topic which you want to write about on a regular basis? Request a blog here:


Most Recent Blog Posts

Dear colleagues, Welcome to the July Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month’s Newsletter contains: Upcoming Deadlines Upcoming Events Spotlight: Outputs ≠ Outcomes Communications from across the RSC   Upcoming ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jul 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
This month Hassun El-Zafar, our Public Engagement Officer, discusses the difference between objectives and outputs when planning outreach and public engagement activities. What do you want to achieve? How do you think you can do it? Share your thoughts with Hassun via email at zafarh@rsc.org or on Twitter @HassunElZafar . We’ve now lost track of our ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jul 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
Moving homes is exciting but it can also be exhausting. There is a myriad of tasks to take care of to make sure your new living space is in tip-top condition.  Repairs take time, as do all the other small nitty-gritty elements that you know you should take care of to make your home safe and secure. Here are some of the more important tasks to attend to when ... more...
Posted by Emily Dawson on Success at Life Jun 3, 2020 3:48 AM BST
Dear colleague, Welcome to the June Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month’s Newsletter contains: Upcoming Deadlines Upcoming Events Spotlight: Public engagement – What now? Communications from across the RSC   ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jun 1, 2020 1:30 PM BST
The current environment has seen a dramatic shift in the public attitudes to science and scientists, and has shown the importance of science engagement programmes. Hassun El-Zafar, our Public Engagement Officer, is wondering about the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on public engagement. Share your thoughts with Hassun via email at ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jun 1, 2020 1:30 PM BST
  As an avid reader and with a broad interest in chemistry (but absolutely no desire to be in a lab each day) when I discovered the Publishing Editor role, it seemed absolutely perfect. Two years on, and I have learned so much about the publishing landscape, and really enjoyed getting involved in all of the social activities and clubs with my colleagues ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog May 27, 2020 4:25 PM BST
Dear colleague, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. COVID-19 and isolation measures require different ways of working, we have made changes to our programmes and activities to continue to provide the support you ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter May 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
This month in the Spotlight Dr Michael Cowley from the University of Edinburgh has put together a guide for members who want to set up an online seminar series. You can find Michael’s Information for Speakers attached to this article , and additional resources available from the Networks team below. You can contact Dr Cowley through the Main Group ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter May 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
Accepting the Publishing Editor role at the Royal Society of Chemistry signified more for me than just the end of university, it was a new beginning entirely. I was moving away, far from home, and into an exciting yet unfamiliar city, starting a new job without my close friends and family around me for support. To say I was apprehensive was an ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog Apr 20, 2020 4:03 PM BST
This month sees the second blog article from Hassun El-Zafar, our Public Engagement Officer, about the benefits of co-creating public engagement activities. You can read part 1 of the series, know your audience , here . If you’d like to get in touch or share your thoughts with Hassun you can find him on Twitter @HassunElZafar or email at zafarh@rsc.org . ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
Dear colleague, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. Firstly, we would like to thank all of you for your support and effort during the current crisis, and encourage all of you to please abide by your local guidelines and ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Apr 1, 2020 11:00 AM BST
When you are preparing things for the future, you can set up your finances to protect your family. There are some tips below that will make it easier for you to care for your family, and you can leave them with peace of mind if you pass away suddenly. Consider these options as you work with a lawyer or talk to your spouse about the future. You Need A Will You must ... more...
Posted by Emily Dawson on Success at Life Mar 31, 2020 3:18 PM BST
Metabolomics is helping scientists understand the biological picture through completion. As a result, the study of metabolomics allows for advancements in research into the life sciences. Through a more complete understanding of the human biological picture, scientists can develop biomarkers that show how different external and internal ... more...
Posted by Emily Dawson on Success at Life Mar 15, 2020 2:37 AM GMT
  After spending several years in post-doctoral research and realising this was not the career for me, I was attracted to the Royal Society of Chemistry's Publishing Editor graduate programme as a way of staying close to science while developing my growing interests in written communication. The assessment centre day was very well organised, with ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog Mar 3, 2020 12:48 PM GMT
Dear colleague, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month’s Newsletter contains: Upcoming Deadlines Upcoming Events Spotlight: Public engagement - know your audience! Communications from across the ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Mar 2, 2020 3:00 PM GMT
This month sees the first in a series of articles from Hassun El-Zafar, our Public Engagement Officer, telling us about the importance of knowing your audience when planning public engagement activities. If you’d like to get in touch or share your thoughts with Hassun you can find him on Twitter @HassunElZafar or email at zafarh@rsc.org . ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Mar 2, 2020 2:05 PM GMT
Dear Colleague, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month’s Newsletter contains:   Upcoming Deadlines Upcoming Events Spotlight: Get the most out of the Brand Centre Communications from across the RSC   ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 5, 2020 2:02 PM GMT
All Interest Groups, Local Sections and Division Regions have access to the RSC Brand Centre to order promotional items such as pens, flyers, and even pop-up stands. Here are some things you and your committee should know to help you get started: What is the Brand Centre? The Brand Centre is a web-based system designed to make it easier for you to create ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 3, 2020 12:51 PM GMT
Perhaps you have worked towards getting a chemistry degree or you’re still considering your career options. In any case, there are vast opportunities in the chemistry career field and sometimes the decision may be overwhelming.  Depending on the skills and abilities you have as well as your preferences, there are several careers you can choose from. ... more...
Posted by Emily Dawson on Success at Life Feb 1, 2020 2:20 AM GMT
Four out of five people dislike something about their job, and this is a pity really, because liking your job is important for success. There are a couple of reasons why so many people don’t enjoy their jobs and one of them is not being clued up.   When you don’t know your job well, you make mistakes, you have to be asking questions all the time or getting help ... more...
Posted by Emily Dawson on Success at Life Feb 1, 2020 1:43 AM GMT