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.
 

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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the August Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives.


This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Spotlight: A reminder about following the latest guidance
  • New Officers’ Drop-In session
  • Postponed- Volunteer Survey Presentations
  • Communications from across the RSC
 
Upcoming Deadlines
 
01 August
08 August
09 August
11 August
23 August
25 August
31 August
05 September
05 September

06 September
08 September
19 September
August deadline for Chemistry Week Sustainability funding
Deadline for applying to join the Chemists' Community Fund Committee
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18 August to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 18 August
Deadline for E-alerts going out to additional networks 1 September
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 1 September
Deadline for Researcher Development Grant applications
September deadline for Chemistry Week Sustainability funding
September Deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for E-alerts going out to additional networks 15 September
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15 September
Deadline for Inclusion & Diversity Fund
 
Upcoming Events
 
04 August
12 August
17 August
18 August
06 September
12 September
14 September
14 September
20 September
21 September
21 September
21 September
26 September
28-29 September
04 October
18 October
20 October
Member e-alerts
New Officers’ Drop-In session, 10am-12pm (BST)
ChemCareers 2022: Careers in data science
Member e-alerts
North West Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Burlington Consensus 2 Hybrid Event (more details to come)
Wales Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Mentoring Training
North East Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Ireland Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Volunteer Survey Drop-In
National Conference for Science Technicians
South West Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
3rd Commonwealth Chemistry Poster event
South East Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Scotland Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
Eastern Regional Steering Group Autumn Meeting
 
Spotlight: A reminder about following the latest guidance
This month in the spotlight we want to remind our officers of the importance of following the latest rules and guidance from the RSC.

We at the Networks team sometimes get emails from our volunteers saying that “this is how we have always done it” or “we’ve never had to do this before”, often in response to a reminder on current RSC rules and guidance.

We appreciate that our members are volunteers, and we try to make sure that we communicate any updates clearly to you through the Networks Newsletter. We seek approval from Member Communities Board for all updates to the rules and we only make changes when absolutely necessary.

We would like to remind our volunteers to review our current rules and guidance: Read the full article on the Networks Newsletter blog.

If you have any questions or are unsure about the correct procedure in a particular situation, please do email us at networks@rsc.org.
 
New Officers’ Drop-In session

The Member Networks team at the RSC will be holding an online drop-in session for our volunteer officers on Friday 12 August 10am-12pm (UK time). This drop-in is aimed at recently appointed officers of RSC volunteer committees, but all officers are welcome to attend.  

The Networks team will present a short talk on officers’ roles and where to find support. Then there will be an opportunity to ask any questions about our volunteer guidance and processes.

You will need to register to attend this drop-in. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The meeting will be recorded so if you cannot make this time, you will be able to see a video version later.

https://rsc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ulc-2pqj4sHtWLa9GTo8tPQiEi9wnpVVKe  


 
Postponed- Volunteer Survey

Due to staff illness, we unfortunately had to postpone our planned sessions presenting an overview of the outcomes of the Volunteer Survey. We are aware that many of our volunteers are busy during the following few weeks, so we will rearrange the sessions for Wednesday 21 September. To take into account the different time zones in which our volunteers live, we will deliver this presentation twice during the day, the first session will be at 08:00 BST and the second will be at 14:00 BST.

They will be held on zoom and will last an hour we will record the sessions and will share a recording of the presentation.

To join the sessions please use the links below (Both sessions will have the same content, so you only need to attend one):
Volunteer Survey – Wednesday 21 September 2022 (08:00 – 09:00 BST)
Volunteer Survey – Wednesday 21 September 2022 (14:00 – 15:00 BST)



 
Communications from across the RSC

Here are updates about events and activities from our Careers, Inclusion & Diversity and Chemists’ Community Fund teams, as well as RSC Publishing.


ChemCareers 2022: Careers in data science, 17 August 12.30pm (UK time)
As a chemical scientist, you’ll have experience in handling, analysing and modelling data. These skills can present opportunities for careers in a diverse range of areas such as the financial sector, healthcare, the environmental sector, manufacturing, the supply chain and marketing. Sign up for this webinar to find out more about careers within data science.

Find out more


Mentoring training 14 September, 2.00pm – 4.00pm (UK time)
Mentors find the experience of helping another member rewarding as they help them to grow and 'address their own challenges, considering their relationships at work and thinking of the future'. If you are a Member or Fellow and are interested in becoming an RSC mentor, there is a mentoring training session scheduled 14 September. See our events page for further information.

Find out more


The National Conference for Science Technicians returns for 2022

21 September 2022, 10.30am–4pm 
Leicester, UK 
 
Technicians working in any sector are invited to join us at the National Space Centre for a one-day conference in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Physics. The conference is free to attend – if you know anyone who might be interested, across any technical role, pass along the information.

Registration closes 14 September.

Sign up for the conference


Do you have a great idea that could help make the chemical sciences more inclusive and diverse?
We believe that for chemistry to prosper, it must attract, develop and retain a diverse range of talented people. Chemistry should be for everyone.

Apply to our Inclusion & Diversity Fund before 19 September for up to £5,000 to help make your project a reality.

Find out more an apply


Register for 3rd Commonwealth Chemistry Posters (28-29 September)

This free online early career poster event is the only chemistry posters event that is delivered by and for Commonwealth countries.

Posters will be available to view for 48 hours with three live two-hour sessions to maximise networking opportunities between chemists from different countries.

This event is open to all Commonwealth residents and nationals. Encourage early career chemists within your network to submit an abstract or join us to discover talent from across the Commonwealth – you can also sign up as a judge via our website.

Places are limited so register early.

Learn more and register online


Call for Chemists’ Community Fund Committee Members- 8 August
There are currently a small number of vacancies on the Chemists’ Community Fund Committee.

This Committee has delegated authority from the RSC Board of Trustees, within an agreed framework and budget, to shape the work and increase the impact of the Fund. The Fund is proactively expanding its activity to achieve greater impact for our community.

To ensure that we maintain a balance of skills and experiences from across our membership on the Committee we are currently seeking those who have:
  • Experience working at a strategic level.
  • Experience as a member of another board or committee, including those outside of the chemical sciences, e.g., a charity focusing on social disadvantage, poverty, health, disability.
  • An empathetic understanding of the current issues that may be impacting the wellbeing of individuals and groups within our community, e.g., mental health, financial matters, diversity, and inclusion concerns.
  • Knowledge of existing support mechanisms available for key audiences such as students, Postdocs, those working in SMEs and technicians, and any gaps in provision.
  • The ability to support and challenge the Fund managers and staff.
  • Time to commit to the role. (Three full day meetings per year, usually hosted in Burlington House in London, but also hybrid via Zoom, as well as a small number of decisions supported via email between meetings).

Personal lived experience of poverty, disability or long-term ill-health will be welcomed, and we will also consider the diversity across the Committee members.

If you are interested in one of the few current vacancies please contact Anna Dearden, Secretary, Chemists’ Community Fund Committee, by Monday 8th August 2022, detailing how you meet these knowledge and skills requirements, and why you are interested in this opportunity.
Alternatively, after this date we would still be keen to hear from you about the Chemists’ Community Fund vacancies arising in the future.


Chemical Science Symposium 2022: Sustainable synthesis and catalysis

Under the banner of our flagship diamond open access journal, Chemical Science, we’ll be shining a spotlight on cutting-edge chemistry research and giving it the sort of attention that drives scientific progress and makes a difference.

This hybrid meeting is the next iteration in the Chemical Science symposia series hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry.  We’re excited to welcome delegates back face to face at the home of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and look forward to a conversation enriched by the online participation of our international community.

We warmly invite you to join us in London, or online, in November 2022, for the fourth 
Chemical Science symposium, and look forward to welcoming you to the discussion.


Find out more and register


 
Thank you for reading!

This Newsletter has been tailored to you, but the full version can be found on the Networks Newsletter blog. Please read the online version and get in touch with suggestions for what you would like included or feedback about what we've sent you!

Send us your feedback

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Debbie, Luana and Barney

 
Posted by Barnaby Slater on Nov 30, 2007 11:00 AM GMT
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the June Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives.


This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • New starter on the Networks Team
  • Communications from across the RSC
 
Upcoming Deadlines
 
06 June
07 June
09 June
22 June
28 June
30 June
30 June
01 July
04 July
11 July
June deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 June to additional networks

Deadline for E-alerts going out on 16 June
Close of nominations for RSC Education Prizes
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 July to additional networks
Deadline for June Research Development Grant applications
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 July
Deadline for Local Section and Interest Group Top-Up Fund applications
July deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for Research Fund applications

Upcoming Events
 
02 June
13-14 June
15 June
16 June
07 July
21 July
Member e-alerts
Analytical Research Forum 2022
Starting Out Right - Webinar with the CCF, 17:00 UK time
Member e-alerts
Member e-alerts
Member e-alerts

New starter on the Networks Team

We are delighted to welcome Dr Barney Slater to the Networks Team!

Barney joined us on Monday 30 May from the Science Divisions Team where he worked on the Divisions Review outcomes. Previously Barney has worked on RSC grants and with our Policy and Evidence Team and we look forward to him bringing his experience and knowledge to the team.

 
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.


New programme to help chemists from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds launch their careers

Our Missing Elements report demonstrated clear evidence of the racial and ethnic inequalities in the chemical sciences. Talented people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds are leaving the profession at every stage of their careers after undergraduate studies. We want to change that.

Our Broadening Horizons in the Chemical Sciences programme will enable students and recent graduates from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds to pursue careers in industry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We have teamed up with leading companies to offer access to industry experience, mentoring and networking. Our industry partners include Unilever, GSK, Syngenta, RSSL, AstraZeneca, BASF and Nanomerics.

We welcome applications from current students in the second year of their undergraduate degree onwards, including postgraduate students, or from those who have completed their chemistry degree within the last three years.
Applications are open now and will close on 23 June 2022. Candidates can find out more about the programme (including eligibility criteria) and apply on our website. We would greatly appreciate your help in encouraging those who might benefit to apply, and we ask you to please share this information with your student and graduate networks.

Learn more about the scheme and apply online by 23 June



National Chemical Landmarks Scheme open for applications

Would you like to celebrate a person, team, organisation, innovation or discovery in the chemical sciences that has helped make the world a better place? We welcome interesting and viable proposals for new Chemical Landmarks that are awarded as blue plaques.

The scheme is now open for applications. Please visit our website for the latest information on the scheme and how to apply. You can also drop us a line to outreach@rsc.org.


See all of the RSC blue plaques or suggest your own on our website



Celebrating Pride month

June is Pride month, and to celebrate it we wanted to remind you of our LGBT+ Toolkit, a set of resources designed to tackle the key issues faced by LGBT+ physical scientists.

This kit provides the tools for everyone to take part in positive change: employers and managers, colleagues and allies, and LGBT+ individuals.

It is important to remember that taking concrete steps towards greater LGBT+ inclusivity is a key part of fostering diverse and welcoming scientific workplaces.

Find the resource you need and make a difference towards LGBT+ inclusivity



Education Prizes nominations close 22 June

Nominations are open for the RSC’s Education Prizes. The Excellence in Education prizes celebrate inspirational, innovative and dedicated people working at all stages of education. They include prizes for individuals, teams and people who are in the early stages of their career. Meanwhile, the Horizon Prizes for Education recognise education initiatives set to make a real impact. Nominations close on 22nd June.

Learn more and nominate online



Announcing three new RSC journals

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of three new RSC journals: All three of these new journals are gold open access. Plus, we are paying for any article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2025, so you can initially read and publish for free.

Keep a look out for our next updates and news about these launches coming soon.




Emerging Investigator Lectureships open for nominations

We are delighted to announce three lectureships for early career researchers are open for nominations until 31 July.
 
  • Analyst Emerging Investigators Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship recognises early career researchers, within 10 years of their PhD, who have made a significant contribution to analytical chemistry, in their independent academic career.
  • Pioneers of Miniaturisation Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship, supported by Lab on a Chip and Dolomite, recognises early to mid-career scientists, within 15 years of their PhD, who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding or development of miniaturised systems.
  • JAAS Emerging Investigators Lectureship 2022
    This Lectureship is to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career.

Please share with any eligible candidate in your networks!


 
Thank you for reading!

This Newsletter has been tailored to you, but the full version can be found on the Networks Newsletter blog. Please read the online version and get in touch with suggestions for what you would like included or feedback about what we've sent you!

Send us your feedback

Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Debbie and Barney

 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Nov 30, 2005 2:00 PM GMT
Dear ​colleague,

Welcome to the March Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member network committee members and representatives up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives.


This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Deadlines
  • Upcoming Events
  • Would you like a team member to attend your meeting?
  • Communications from across the RSC
 
Upcoming Deadlines
 
07 March
08 March
10 March
21 March
29 March
31 March
01 April
04 April
08 April
12 April
March deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17 March to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 17 March
Abstract submission deadline for Analytical Research Forum 2022
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 April to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 7 April

Deadline for Local Section and Interest Group Top-Up Fund applications
April deadline for Outreach Fund
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21 April to additional networks
Deadline for E-alerts going out on 21 April

Upcoming Events
 
03 March
09 March
17 March
22 March
29 March
07 April
20 April
21 April
Member e-alerts
Redundancy Support Workshop from the CCF, 17:00 UK time
Member e-alerts
Public Engagement Workshops – How to be Engaging 1, 12:00 UK time
Public Engagement Workshops – How to be Engaging 2, 12:00 UK time
Member e-alerts
Helping with Debt Webinar from the CCF, 17:00 UK time
Member e-alerts

Would you like a team member to attend your meeting?

Online meetings have made the Networks Team more accessible to our committees.

We are happy to attend virtual committee meetings to answer questions, share best practice, or outline support available to you and your members.

Let us know if you want us to attend your next virtual committee meeting

 
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.

Changing faces in the Networks Team

One of our Networks Specialists, Aurora Walshe, is moving to our External Relations Team to take on the role of Programme Manager Commonwealth Chemistry as maternity cover. As a result, we are currently advertising for someone to cover her role.

During this time we ask for your patience as we recruit a new member of the team and they get settled in, things might take a little longer than normal but we'll still do our best to support you.

Share the ad and help us find our next team member


How can the RSC Careers Team support your upcoming events?

Our qualified career and professional development advisers frequently speak at conferences and events for RSC networks and divisions where we also provide one-to-one CV advice. The RSC careers support and talks brochure contains further information about career topics that the team can speak on, with approximate timings and who they are suitable for. If you would like us to speak at any of your network’s events, please contact careers@rsc.org.

Download the Careers Team brochure to see how we can support your events


Connecting chemistry outreach and Heritage Open Days

Do you have connections with an inventive local industry? Do you know of local chemistry businesses that could open their doors for their community to find out about inventive chemistry on their doorstep? Then perhaps you would like to be part of Heritage Open Days 2022!

The 2022 theme is ‘Astounding Inventions’. Registration is open from March to August and you can add the detail of your planned event after registering. Your idea might even be eligible for one of our Outreach Fund grants - the team are always happy to discuss application ideas at outreach@rsc.org.

Many thanks go to Julia Hatto for sharing her inspiring idea. Julia is planning to work with her Local Section to highlight pharmaceutical inventions by scientists in her area with engagement activities for schools and families that links to an RSC blue plaque.

Learn more and apply for Heritage Open Days 2022 online


Supporting WorldSkills UK Laboratory Technician competition

WorldSkills offers young people of all backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to show off their professional attributes and exhibit their technical skills on a national stage. Designed by industry experts, the competition assesses knowledge and practical skills against set criteria in a timed environment, with 90% of previous entrants saying their career progression improved after taking part and 86% saying their personal and employability skills improved. We are sponsoring the lab technician competition this year, along with the Science Council.

Registration for this year’s WorldSkills UK Laboratory Technician competition opens on Monday 28 February and closes Friday 1 April 2022. Registrants will be entered into the first stage, which is an online test, followed by the National Qualifiers, which are held regionally at colleges, training provider centres or workplaces (dates and locations to be confirmed). Those who excel in the National Qualifiers will be invited to take part in the National Finals, taking place in November 2022, with the winners crowned the UK’s best in their chosen skill.

This is a great chance for apprentices and vocational qualification holders to show off and develop their skills. Winners from the UK competition could even be selected for the UK squad training and development programme, with a chance to represent the UK at the international finals.

If you know anyone who is currently on an apprenticeship or has recently finished one, please share this information with them and encourage them to register.

Learn more and register online


Announcing Analytical Research Forum 2022

The Analytical Research Forum 2022 will be taking place on 13-14 June 2022 as a hybrid event in Burlington House and online.

Abstracts are welcome from PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scientists, and submission is encouraged from all areas of analytical research across all applications.

Please share with colleagues and encourage early career scientists looking for opportunities to present to apply.


Submit your abstract by 21 March 2022


 
Thank you for reading

This Newsletter has been tailored to you, but the full version can be found on the Networks Newsletter blog. Please read the online version and get in touch with suggestions for what you would like included or feedback about what we've sent you!

Send us your feedback


Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Aurora and Debbie


 
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Nov 30, 2002 5:00 PM GMT
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