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 March 2018

Upcoming Administration Deadlines
6 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March to additional networks
8 March     Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15th March
19 March   Deadline Nominations for Inspirational Member and Inspirational Committee Awards
27 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April to additional networks
29 March   Deadline for E-alerts going out on 5th April
03 April      Interest Group Top up fund application deadline
10 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April to additional networks
12 April      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 19th April

Upcoming Events
08 March    North East Regional Meeting, Leeds
14 March    Eastern Regional Meeting, Norwich
15 March    South West Regional Meeting, Exeter
19 March    Midlands Regional Meeting, Birmingham
20 March    South East Regional Meeting, Oxford
28 March    Scotland Regional Meeting, Edinburgh
 01 May      Member Networks Committee meeting, Burlington House, London
18 June      New Officers’ Briefing Day, Burlington House, London
26-30 August    7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Liverpool
30-31 August    RSC Early Career symposium, Liverpool

Communications from across the RSC
We have mentors available
Being mentored has helped our members to:
  • achieve greater clarity around their career goals and how to achieve them
  • learn more about themselves
  • gain greater self-confidence and self-belief
  • pursue personal and professional development and practical learning
  • improve relationships with their colleagues and their performance in their current role.
One member described how having a mentor has given him the opportunity to think about his career: It’s always useful to think about my goals and setting myself objectives. 'Everyday life' often prevents me from doing this and so this has given me an opportunity to do so.’

If you are in one of our professional categories of membership (AMRSC, MRSC or FRSC) or you hold a professional registration (RSci or RSciTech) then you are eligible to become a Mentee.  All our mentors are Members or Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

If you’d like more information about accessing a mentor please email 
New Guidance Launched For CCF Applications
Previous feedback has revealed that Members can be apprehensive in speaking with the Chemists’ Community Fund. In order to move some way in overcoming this hurdle the Fund team have spoken with a previous beneficiary to discuss what others can expect when liaising and applying to the Fund. The case study, which is available under the heading ‘What can you expect if you apply to the CCF?’ on this page -, could be used as a signpost for Members who may be interested in the CCF. 
Chartered Manager
Interested in finding out more about becoming a Chartered Manager through the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Chartered Management Institute? We recently hosted a webinar with the CMI to provide an overview of the route to becoming Chartered Manager, how to apply, the benefits, process and the costs. This webinar is available to watch again on our YouTube channel. If you are interested in finding out more please contact 
ECS2018 5th RSC Early Career Symposium 
30–31 August 2018
Liverpool, UK

Standard registration deadline – 16 July 2018
Oral abstract deadline – 9 April 2018
Poster abstract deadline – 18 June 2018.

Hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry's Early Career Network, this symposium aims to bring together early-career chemists from all sectors, in order to connect with emerging leaders and the latest advances in the chemical sciences.

There will be three parallel sessions, covering Organic and Biochemistry, Physical and Analytical Chemistry, and Inorganic and Materials Chemistry, as well as a session focused on outreach and impact. Sessions will include invited speakers representing emerging talent from industry and academia.

Abstracts for both oral and poster presentations are welcome from academic and industrial chemists taking the first steps in their careers. EuCheMS attendees can get a discount on registration. (                                                                                                                                                       

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
Posted by Stephanie Comte on May 25, 2018 2:41 PM Europe/London

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