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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Archive for May, 2023
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the April Networks Newsletter, our way to provide key dates for RSC activities, services and new initiatives to our member network committee members and representatives.

This month’s Newsletter contains:
  • Upcoming Deadline
  • Upcoming Events
  • Spotlight: Staff availability in the Networks team this month
  • Communications from across the RSC
Upcoming Deadlines
05 May
08 May
16 May
28 May
31 May
26 June
03 July
Registration deadline for Voice of Young Science[
Analytical Research Forum standard registration deadline
Registration deadline for Anxious Reactions
Deadline for Inclusion & Diversity Fund applications
Deadline for May Research Development Grant applications
Deadline for Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship nominations
July deadline for Outreach Fund applications

Upcoming Events
18 May
26 May
26 May
31 May
08 June
14 June
29 June
MSDE Symposium 2023: Frontiers in Molecular Engineering
How can chemical scientists engage the public with the climate crisis workshop
Voice of Young Science workshop
Professional registration webinar
Analytical Research Forum
2023 Pay and Reward Survey opens for submissions
Science for Social Change: Engaging with Unseen Communities webinar

Spotlight: Staff availability in the Networks team this month
In this month’s Spotlight we wanted to give you a head’s up about staff shortages towards the end of May.
After around a year working with you all in the Member Networks Team, Barney will be moving to the Policy & Evidence Team at the RSC on 22 May.
This combined with our new Events Specialist Kathryn being on annual leave for two weeks starting that week too means that our capacity in the Member Networks Team will be drastically smaller whilst our new Member Networks Specialist is recruited. Therefore, there will likely be delays in responding to requests in this period particularly around events organising and contracts.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes, if you have urgent requests regarding contracts please get in touch with the RSC legal team directly.
If you have any questions please contact us at
Communications from across the RSC

Here are updates about events and activities from our Publishing and Careers teams. Please pass on to your networks where relevant.

Applied Polymers journal open for submissions

We are excited to announce that RSC Applied Polymers is now open for submissions. This new gold open access journal focuses on highly impactful applied polymer research. Plus, we are covering all article processing charges (APCs) until mid-2025.

Find out more on the Applied Polymers webpage.

2023 Pay and Reward Survey opens 14 June

All members will receive an email from our selected research partner, Research by Design from 14 June inviting them to participate. We strongly encourage all members to take part. The state of pay amidst the global cost of living increases is a serious challenge for many individuals and employers - but how does the chemical sciences compare?

Complete the survey and help us build a picture of the state of pay and benefits across chemistry. Everyone who completes the survey will automatically be sent an exclusive preview of the results later in 2023.

Find out more about our Pay and Reward Survey

Professional registration webinar – Wednesday 31st May 2023

Want recognition for your expertise, professionalism, and hard work?

The professional registration awards, Registered Scientist and Registered Science Technician, can raise your profile and elevate your confidence. Learn more about them in our upcoming webinar, which is designed to demonstrate how the awards can benefit you, as well as answer your questions.

Find out more and register for the Professional Registration webinar

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!

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Kind regards,

The Networks Team
Fiona, Debbie, Claire, Kathryn and Barney
Posted by Barnaby Slater on May 12, 2023 11:24 AM BST