RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences


Science Activities

 

Diversity Policy


Projects looking at the representation of women and ethnic groups in chemistry.


2013

House of Commons Women in STEM Careers Inquiry

03 September 2013

The Royal Society of Chemistry response to the House of Commons inquiry into Women in STEM Careers


2011

Lifting Barriers to Women in STEM-A stratedgy for Scotland

Consultation on Lifting Barriers to Women in STEM: A Strategy for Scotland

20 September 2011

A response to the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Consultation on lifting barriers to women working in STEM careers.



Mapping the Future - RSC IoP

Mapping the Future: Physics and Chemistry Postdoctoral Researchers' Experiences and Career Intentions

12 April 2011

A joint report from the IOP and the RSC surveying the different experiences and career intentions of postdoctoral researchers in physics and chemistry


2010

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Pregnant Workers, Chemicals and the Law

15 February 2010

Basic information about the legal situation regarding pregnant workers and chemicals.


2008

The Molecular Bioscience PhD and Women's Retention: A Survey and Comparison with Chemistry
08 December 2008 - a report prepared by Jessica Lober Newsome for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, the Biochemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, which compares the experiences of Molecular Bioscience PhD students with those undertaking a chemistry PhD.
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The chemistry PhD: the impact on women's retention
27 November 2008 - a report prepared by Jessica Lober Newsome for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET, and the Royal Society of Chemistry presenting qualitative data on the factors that discourage women more than men from planning a research career following a chemistry PhD
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Change of Heart: Career intentions and the chemistry PhD
27 November 2008 - The report summarises the findings of a survey of chemistry PhD students which relate to the issue of female attrition from chemistry
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Planning for Success - Good Practice in University Science Departments
The follow up to the 2004 report Good Practice in University Chemistry Departments
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2006

Representation of Ethnic Groups in Chemistry and Physics
08 May 2006 - RSC and IOP study to investigate representation of Ethnic Groups in Chemistry and Physics
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2004

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".
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2003

Recruitment and Retention of Women in Academic Chemistry
28 January 2003 - The RSC's report on the recruitment and retention of women in academic chemistry, launched by Professor Dame Julia Higgins FRS.
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2000

Factors Affecting the Career Choices of Graduate Chemists
28 February 2000 - An RSC report investigating the factors affecting women's career choices following graduation, particularly focusing on the route into academic chemistry.
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