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 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

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

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