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.

Networks Newsletter February 2017

Dear all,

We are happy to inform you that both Fiona and Nic are back from maternity leave and are getting back into the swing of things. Due to the changes in the team in the last year we can now clarify that while all team members are happy to help with all enquiries the main points of contact for each network are as follows:

Local Sections (Worldwide) and International Representatives – Stephanie Comte
Interest Groups and Early Career Network – Nic Bygrave
Regional structure and governance – Fiona McMillan
You can still contact all of us by emailing
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
9 February        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th February
14 February       Deadline for financial Reports
23 February       Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd March
24 February       Deadline for Annual Reports
28 February       Deadline for financial Reports international Local Sections
 9 March             Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th March
27 March            Deadline for Interest Group Top-up funding
30 March            Deadline for E-alerts going out on 6th April
Upcoming Events
14 February                  Career consultations, London
20 - 21 February          Local to you Career Consultations, Oxford – waiting list
6 - 7 March                    Local to you Career Consultations, Nottingham – waiting list
9 March                          Early Career Network committee meeting, London
13 March                        India Regional Meeting / ISub Regional Steering Group meeting, Bangalore
13 - 15 March                Local to you Career Consultations, Swansea
16 March                        South East Regional Steering Group meeting, London
20 March                        North East Regional Steering Group meeting, York
23 March                        South West Regional Steering Group meeting, Bristol & Southampton
27 - 29 March                Local to you Career Consultations, York
24 - 25 April                   Local to you Career Consultations, Bournemouth
26 April                           Member Network committee meeting, London
 8 - 10 May                     Local to you Career Consultations, Glasgow
 5 - 7 June                     Local to you Career Consultations, Dundee St. Andrews
19 - 21 June                  Local to you Career Consultations, Manchester
Communications from across the RSC
Regional meetings 2017
This year’s Regional Meetings will be held over three weeks in May. Dates, cities and venues are still subject to confirmation but we are hoping not to deviate too much from the proposed schedule below. Once we have received confirmation the Regional Meetings will be on the events database and invitations will start to be sent.
  • Scotland Regional Meeting, Glasgow, 02 May 2017
  • North East Regional Meeting, Newcastle, 03 May 2017
  • North West Regional Meeting, Manchester, 04 May 2017
  • South East Regional Meeting, Brighton, 09 May 2017
  • Eastern Regional Meeting, Cambridge, 10 May 2017
  • Midlands Regional Meeting, Nottingham, 11 May 2017
  • South West Regional Meeting, Bristol, 16 May 2017
  • Wales Regional Meeting, Swansea, 17 May 2017
  • Ireland Regional Meeting, Dublin, 18 May 2017
Awards for Service and Inspirational Award
The awards for service and inspirational Award will be open for nominations soon. An email will be sent to all Chairs of member networks committees inviting them to submit nominations. However, everybody can nominate anybody.
Local to You Career Consultations
The Royal Society of Chemistry team of qualified careers specialists will be in various different regions offering free one-to-one, confidential consultations on any aspect of career management.
For those of you who have a careers visit booked in your section, Laura Woodward, will have been in touch to ask you permission to share the Local Section details on the email invite that goes to members.  By doing so, we can provide additional exposure to members in your section.  The careers team in turn will also be happy to share and highlight any events you are running.

Networks Newsletter online
This newsletter including additional information from other departments is also available online.
We are aware that some of our members have had issues receiving emails sent through our maxemail system and this is being addressed. For the time being to ensure that all of our volunteers have access to the information in the networks newsletter it will now also be publicly available on MyRSC . 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
Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie

Did you know?
Due to the Governance review the General Assembly is being paused for 2017. However, following the regional structure review, there will be two new member events in 2017; a celebration day of Local Section activities and the Interest Group Forum. Further information will be forthcoming.
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Feb 7, 2017 6:00 AM Europe/London

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