Organising an Early Career Network Event
This page is for Early Career Network Representatives to find guidance on how to organise an Early Career Network event, or how to capitalise upon other events that your university, ChemSoc or Local Section might be running.
Representatives are welcome to organise events on their own, or in collaboration with other representatives. It's good practice to let your Early Career Network Regional Representative know what is going on in your local area, as they can support you in organising and promoting the event to other Early Career Representatives.
Type of event
Early Career Network events should further the personal and professional development of other members in the early stages of their career. Events can include (but are not limited to):
- Networking events (normally these have a higher attendance if combined with another event, such as a public lecture, careers evening, skills workshops, etc
- Careers evenings (on specific skills, or listening to speakers from a variety of careers)
- Symposia and conferences (one day or multi day)
- Industry visits
Organising your event
A guide on how to organise an event can be downloaded from the 'Downloadable Files' box at the bottom of this page. We have an in-house events team that can look after your registrations for the event (facilitating card payments, supplying you with delegate lists, etc). A charge of 2.5% of delegate registration income will be levied on each event to cover credit card fees and finance charges, but this is free of charge for free events.
We can help you to advertise your event to other members in a particular area or a particular career stage - just send us (Member Networks) the email that you would like sent out. You can also advertise your event on our events website - simply go to our events page (link below) and click 'Submit an event' - this is a great way to get word of your event out there.
We also have our office in London, which you can hire out for events. This is an historic and beautiful venue, and if you call our hospitality team there, they can help sort out all your venue requirements (for example, catering and AV requirements).
Funding your event
If your event will be branded as an Early Career Network event, you can apply for funding from the Early Career Network by sending us an email with information about the event, who the event will target, how many people you expect to attend and the cost of the event. We will then be in touch to let you know if you have been successful in your application.
Most Early Career Network events will often seek funding from elsewhere, often sponsorship from other companies. There is further information on how to request support from companies below.
Collaborating on events
There are lots of Royal Society of Chemistry networks - Interest Groups (72 different scientifically based networks), Local Sections (geographically based networks - 35 in the UK and Ireland, 26 outside of the UK and Ireland), RSC Representatives (based at universities and industries across the world) and Analytical Division Regions - who are all organising events for their members. Do get in touch with them if you are interested in collaborating on any events, or holding your event in a specific area (they can help to promote your event and vice versa!).
We have specific branding for Early Career Network events, to help identify your event as a Royal Society of Chemistry event. Please email the Member Networks team to request the logo, or for other advice on branding.
Last of all, thank you for all your hard work - we hope you enjoy organising your event. We are always keen to hear about any Early Career Network events you have organised and if you have any feedback from events or questions please do get in touch with us.
Advertise your event free of charge
There are some key points that you need to remember when writing to companies to ask for support. Find out more information on this as well as an example letter to a company
Organising an event
Guidance on all aspects on organising your own event
PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader
Contact and Further Information
Dr Robert Bowles
Trainee Careers Specialist
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0)1223 432340