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.

January 2018 Networks Newsletter

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
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 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
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 Europe/London

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