Support for member networks

Information regarding staff and services available to support member networks. Further information on all of these services is available in the handbook.

Staff Support

Networks team
The networks team is dedicated to advising all of our member networks on their activities and assisting with communication between committees and members. These staff members will also put interest groups and local sections in touch with other specialist staff where appropriate in order to foster stronger links between member groups and our networks and departments.

New officers on committees will be invited to be briefed about the scope and responsibilities of their roles, either at a new officers briefing day or by making use of online resources. Furthermore, officers should not hesitate to ask for advice and support at any time it is required. 

Networks Newsletter 
The monthly Networks Newsletter, which highlights information from various RSC departments and networks is posted as near to the start of each month to MyRSC as possible. Currently archives of the newsletter can be found on the RSC website. 

Finance team support – bank accounts
Our finance team can support Treasurers at any time. They can also support any network who would like to use the bespoke online banking system set up for our member networks through NatWest (Bankline). These accounts comply with all relevant charity regulations.


Each year the Networks Team runs events to which representatives of member networks committees are invited.

General Assembly
The General Assembly is an annual two-day event which brings together representatives from our major member groups, as well as our Council, to discuss and share ideas on our current and future activities.

Regional meetings
Each year, the RSC holds a meeting in each of its nine regions within the UK and Ireland. The Regional Meetings are now established as one of the main avenues of communication between RSC Council and its members. As such, the meetings consider important RSC issues including new initiatives and strategy, and discuss items of local and national interest. They are chaired by a member of RSC Council and a number of relevant presentations are given. Dates and venues of meetings are published in RSC News and in the networks newsletter.

Though historically these meetings were aimed primarily at members of committees, boards, divisions and members representing the RSC in some capacity, they are now open to any member in the local area.


Burlington House
Committee meetings and events can be held in Burlington House, London, where member groups receive substantial discounts on room hire rates. 

Burlington House includes a range of rooms with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and can accommodate a wide variety of events ranging from receptions and award ceremonies to workshops and business meetings. Our outstanding in-house catering coupled with a range of room sizes mean that we have facilities to cater for all occasions.

Telephone conferencing
A number of groups now use telephone conferencing facilities for their committee meetings.

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Contact and Further Information

Networks Team
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432197