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 2019

 Dear all,

Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives.

This month in the spotlight we have a special update from our Corporate Communications team about the about the Royal Society of Chemistry brand refresh.

This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Administration Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Spotlight:
  • Communications from across the RSC
  • Latest updates on our policy work

As always, full-length Spotlight articles will be published on the RSC Networks Newsletter blog.


Upcoming Administration Deadlines

7 March            Registration deadline for ‘LCMS Training: A Hands On Approach’ courses in Kenya
12 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21 March to additional networks
14 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21 March
26 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 4 April to additional networks
28 March          Deadline for E-alerts going out on 4 April


Upcoming Events

5 March             2019 RSC Twitter Poster Conference
18–22 March     ChemCareers 2019: CChem Attributes
25–27 March     Artificial photosynthesis Faraday Discussion
14 May              Investment Catalyst
3–5 July            Indo-UK Researcher Links Workshop on Waste Water Management, Chandigarh
8–11 July          14th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC14)

You can find all of our member network events here:


Spotlight: Introducing our updated brand and logo

We’re very excited to announce that you will soon be seeing the results of our recent work to update our brand and logo.

Through recent research, we learnt that there is a lot of recognition in our current logo but it feels a bit dated and can be complicated to use. We won’t be changing it too much, but will be updating it so that it works better digitally and looks more modern.

We’ll be rolling out the new logo and visual identity gradually, from the beginning of April, and will be in touch with updated logos for all of our Divisions, Interest Groups and Local Sections to use on your materials and social media channels.

The rollout will be a gradual process, so there is no need to reprint any materials until they run out.

Read the full blog post to find out more about our brand refresh and what you can look forward to seeing in April. 


Communications from across the RSC

Here are updates about events and activities from our Outreach, Careers, Events, International, and Research & Innovation teams, as well as the Chemists’ Community Fund and RSC Publishing.

EU Nationals in the UK Webinar Recording
The Chemists’ Community Fund recently hosted a webinar alongside Alex Russell of Mills and Reeve, regarding information for EU Nationals in the UK in terms of Brexit.

Watch the webinar here.

Please note this recording will only be available until 31 March 2019.

For further information on how the Chemists’ Community Fund can assist those affected by Brexit, please email the team or visit their webpage.

The Royal Society of Chemistry – Royal Society International Exchanges Award
Application deadline: 13 March 2019 (3pm UK time)

Grants are available for new collaborations between researchers in the UK and Sub Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) for chemistry projects. These are for two-year projects and up to £12,000 is available for travel, including a maximum of £3,000 for research costs.

For more information go to the website. The main applicant must be the UK researcher.

LCMS Training: A Hands On Approach’ workshop, JKUAT, Kenya
Application deadline: 7 March 2019
Course dates are 1–5 July and 19–23 August.

This Pan Africa Chemistry Network training course, supported by GSK, will cover the practical aspects of Liquid Chromatography, method development, quantitative analysis and spectral interpretation of LC-MS.

To find out more and apply, visit – only 15 spaces available per course.

Thinking about your career goals for 2019?
It’s always a good time to think about developing your skills or planning your career. Our career management team are here to support you and your career, wherever it may take you. Our qualified Career Specialists will be visiting, Nottingham, Belfast, Bath, Dundee, Aberdeen and Brighton and meeting with members. You can book online now or email the team to arrange a remote appointment or find out how we can support you.

Curious about becoming Chartered? Do you want to find out what evidence you can use?
Between 18 and 22 March we are running 5 free lunchtime webinars to discuss each Chartered Chemist (CChem) attribute in detail, what evidence is required and how we can support your journey to becoming Chartered. You can also ask any questions experts are on hand.

Sign up for these webinars to find out more.  

14th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC14)
8–11 July 2019, Birmingham, UK

The 'MC' conference series has been shining a spotlight on materials chemistry for two decades now, and is the flagship event of our Materials Chemistry Division. We regularly reach an audience of more than 500 delegates. So if your work aligns with any of our key themes, don’t miss this chance to showcase your research in front of a large and engaged audience. 

Poster abstract submission is open until 29 April. See for more information.


Latest updates on our policy work

With a programme of activities spanning research funding, mobility of scientists, open access, chemicals regulation, teacher supply, curriculum and much more, our goal is to shape the development of policy relevant to the chemical sciences.

This month the Policy team would like to thank all members who participated in their recent Brexit survey. In the meantime, check out our Brexit preparedness page for information about how Brexit might affect you and how we can help.


We welcome any feedback you have on what you would like included in this newsletter; please email any suggestions to

Please feel free to encourage other members of your committee to read the Networks Newsletter blog.

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Aurora & Becky

Posted by Aurora Walshe on Feb 28, 2019 5:38 PM Europe/London

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