2004 Policy Documents
Good Practice in University Chemistry Departments
28 December 2004 - The third RSC report on women (and men) in university chemistry departments, following up the RSC's 1999 "Study of the Factors Affecting the Career Choices of Chemistry Graduates" and the 2002 study on the "Recruitment and Retention of Women in Academic Chemistry".
Substitution Workshop Report
14 December 2004 - A report from a one-day workshop to explore how chemical substitution could work in practice within the context of the proposed REACH Regulation.
The Evaluation of RSC Materials for Schools and Colleges
14 September 2004 - A team based at the Open University conducted an independent evaluation into the success of the RSC's Educational products in meeting teachers' and students' needs.
RSC's response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2004
04 September 2004 - the RSC offered to work with the Government to ensure that its plans set out in the accompanying "Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004 -2014" come to fruition for the benefit of the UK as a whole
RSC response to Peter Knight's article in The Independent
05 August 2004 - If chemistry in the universities were to disappear in the way that Peter Knight urges then he personally would notice the consequences quickly and ruefully, along with the rest of the United Kingdom.
RSC Submission to the Government's draft strategy for non-food crops and uses in England
01 July 2004 - Chemistry and the chemical sciences have a pivotal role to play in developing new chemical technologies based on the processing of agricultural raw materials as well as exploiting non-food crops as a source of energy.
RSC's Response to the Government's Approach to Sustainable Development
01 July 2004 - the chemical sciences and chemical scientists will play an essential role in the transformations that are necessary to achieve a sustainable society.
Working Group 14-19 Reform (Tomlinson Report)
23 June 2004 - RSC comments on the Interim Report from the Department for Education and Skills
UK Consultation on the New EU Chemicals Strategy, REACH
07 June 2004 - The RSC finds the latest version of the EU Chemicals Legislation setting out the proposed regulations to be more balanced and more pragmatic than earlier versions. However, we still have significant concerns about the workability of some aspects of the proposal, and we believe that more information and guidance is required if it is to achieve its intended objectives.
Review of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum - submission to DEFRA Consultation
30 May 2004 - This submission was prepared under the aegis of the Environment, Health and Safety Committee [EHSC] of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences Submission to the CSR 2004
29 May 2004 - The future prosperity of the United Kingdom depends on a strong and expanding science and engineering base. To realise this vision of the UK's knowledge-based society also requires a scientifically literate public who are able to engage in debates about potential new technologies.
The Right Chemistry
16 May 2004 - A report produced by the Institute for Employment Studies to review the existing literature covering the factors that influence the choices that pupils and students make about studying chemistry and chemical careers.
Laboratories, Resources and Budgets
04 April 2004 - Despite the UK's excellent record in international comparisons in school science, the RSC was concerned that a lack of good laboratory facilities and sufficient modern equipment in schools may be discouraging young people from pursuing the study of science and may also discourage graduates from taking up a career in teaching.
RSC Response to the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration
04 March 2004 - The RSC believes that there should be a national strategy which provides a framework for setting a coherent and consistent set of policies to be adopted by the Regional Development Agencies in facilitating knowledge transfer.
Chemistry Teachers Supply
04 March 2004 - A report by the Centre for Education and Employment Research at the University of Liverpool was commissioned by the RSC to report on the current state of, and trends in, teacher supply in chemistry