Becoming a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry will further enhance your Chemistry experience, as it demonstrates your love of the subject and gives you the tools needed to get ahead, throughout your studies and after graduation.
On becoming a member, you gain access to networks covering nine areas of the chemical sciences, to explore your career options. These networks organise meetings, conferences and events, providing you the opportunity to make connections and share ideas. As well as this, they can assist you with funding for training in particular areas you might be interested in and provide opportunities for volunteering, which are so useful when building a CV.
This worldwide community can connect you with like-minded people, or potential employers. Every month you receive a newsletter, email alerts and their Chemistry World magazine. This has the latest news and research as well as information on student placements. A membership will also give you access to their London based library, a Chemistry search service, and RSC journals and eBook content.
To apply you need a supporter, for example a lecturer, and the fee is £20 per year with a discount if purchasing for multiple years. Manpreet Kaur, a student member of the RSC at Warwick said, “A degree in chemistry provides you the knowledge, but it is the journal articles, news, emails and involvement with the Royal Society of Chemistry that has acquainted me with chemistry in action.”