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.

October Networks Newsletter

Dear all,
Welcome to the October edition of the networks newsletter. It’s been great to meet so many of you at the Local Section Day and Interest Group Forum which have been successfully held in September.
With the team being complete again we are looking forward to working with you on implementing the new rules and the General Data Protection Regulation GDPR in the next couple of months.
Upcoming Administration Deadlines
10 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th October to additional networks
12 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th October
24 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd November to additional networks
26 October        Deadline for E-alerts going out on 2nd November
7 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th November to additional networks
9 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16th November
30 November    Deadline for Local Section inserts in Chemistry World (January 2018 issue)
9 February ‘18   Deadline for financial reports
Upcoming Events
10 October         Member Networks Committee, Burlington House, London
Communications from across the RSC
Financial Report Deadline Change
Due to changes made by our external auditors the deadline for all financial reports and associated paperwork will be 9th February 2018.
Local Section Day 2017
The first Local Section Day on 14 October was a great success. With over 30 Local Section committees from the UK and Ireland represented we celebrated the volume and diversity of activities run by our Local Section volunteers, discussed ways to enhance their support of our wider membership and had some vibrant discussions where the members shared their experiences. We also celebrated those Local Section members who had won awards this year for their activities over lunch.
Interest Group Forum 2017
The inaugural Interest Group Forum which is the annual governance meeting for all of our Interest Groups took place on 26 October. With over 40 committees represented they heard about our governance review, the changes to data protection regulation and the new member benefits packages. We spent time forging new collaborations between groups and sharing experiences regarding social media, organising events, webinars and engaging members in the early stages of their careers. We very much enjoyed the day and had excellent feedback from members attending.
Periodic table
We are pleased to announce that, as a direct result of feedback from committee members, periodic tables are now available on the brand centre.

Chemistry events research
Some recipients may have received a separate message last week promoting the Royal Society of Chemistry events survey; please accept our apologies if you are reading this for the second time.

To develop and improve what we offer, we would like to find out more about your experiences of the events and conferences we run for the global chemistry community. Please give us ten minutes of your time to tell us about the type of events you currently attend, and about the types of events you would like to see from the Royal Society of Chemistry in the future.

The survey is part of the market research and community engagement activity that supports the 2017 - 2021 Royal Society of Chemistry Events Strategy Project. The project aims to deliver an effective and sustainable programme of community-focused conferences and events based on the needs of our members and the wider chemical sciences community.

Take the survey
This survey is being run on behalf of the Royal Society of Chemistry by our research partner, Insightful Marketing & Research.
Thank you in advance for your feedback.
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

Kind regards,
The Networks Team
Fiona, Nic & Stephanie

Did you know?
Committees can request a list of their members and also include additional data if required.
To receive your membership breakdown, please send an email including the filled in data compliance checklist  to the networks team ( 
Posted by Stephanie Comte on Oct 9, 2017 11:01 AM Europe/London

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