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.

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.

February Networks Newsletter

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

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
5th – Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham (If you would like an invite, please email, places are limited.)
14th – Deadline for RSC Groups Financial Reports (email to
12th – North West Regional Meeting, Preston (If you would like an invite, please email, places are limited.)
19th – Scotland Regional Meeting, Aberdeen (If you would like an invite, please email, places are limited.)
19th – Scotland Regional Meeting, Glasgow (If you would like an invite, please email, places are limited.)
20th - Deadline for RSC Groups Annual Reports (email to

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 (

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 []. 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,
On behalf of the Networks Team
Posted by Marie Chapman on Mar 3, 2015 1:06 PM Europe/London

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