Vacancies and Elections
Our Trustees would like the members serving on our governance bodies to represent the breadth and diversity of the chemical sciences, with reference to industrial and academic backgrounds, geographical spread, gender, ethnicity and age range.
2019 Elections open on Friday 17 May 2019
For only the second time in our history we have two presidential candidates standing. We have recorded video testimonials with the two candidates.
These will also be available on the Mi-Voice website when you log on to vote.
In addition we are holding elections for:
- Elected Trustees (three vacancies)
- Elected member of Professional Standards Board (one vacancy)
- President of Analytical Division (one vacancy)
- President of Chemistry Biology Interface Division (one vacancy)
- President of Education Division (one vacancy)
- President of Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division (one vacancy)
- Elected member of Analytical Division Council (two vacancies)
- Elected member of Education Division Council (two vacancies)
- Elected member of Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Council (two vacancies)
- Elected member of Faraday Division Council (two vacancies)
- Elected member of Materials Chemistry Division Council (two vacancies)
- Elected member of Organic Division Council (two vacancies)
Elections: why your vote counts
Alexandria Sterling is studying Chemical Physics at Heriot Watt University. She says: “I find it is easy to be weighed down with the pressures of university: whether its exam pressure, academic struggles or even personal situations. At some point, we have to start thinking about where our chemistry degree can take us and what we want the future community of chemists to look like. Ultimately, the RSC influences the environment created by policy-makers, academics and industry but those decisions come from those who we, as a community vote for in the here and now.”
James Paterson is a research chemist at BP in Hull. He says: “If you’ve ever thought that the RSC doesn’t interact with you or address your interests, you really should vote in the RSC elections. Voting is your opportunity to have a say on how the RSC operates, its strategy and activities. This applies to elections for the RSC President, but also throughout the RSC structure in its Committee and Divisional Councils. These elections will shape the future of the chemical sciences, how it interacts with industry and academia and the role it plays in society. These elections will help direct the RSC strategy around the major global challenges we face and so it is more important than ever to submit your vote and have your say!”
What happens next?
All members of the Royal Society of Chemistry and members of the respective Divisions will be contacted by our electoral services provider, Mi-Voice, with information on how to vote on-line. Voting papers will be posted to members who requested them.
Members who are eligible to vote in the 2019 elections are those who have paid their 2019 membership subscription by Monday 1 April 2019 and are subscribed to any of the Divisions they wish to vote in.
Successful candidates will be announced at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10 July 2019
When voting opens
Eligible members will receive their UVC by e-mail from Friday 17 May 2019.
Use the Vote with Mi-Voice link to view candidates standing in ALL of the Royal Society of Chemistry elections.
Vote with Mi-Voice
You can also cast your vote in the elections that you are eligible to participate in, by entering your unique voting code (UVC).
If you have not received a code and believe you are eligible to vote, please contact Mi-Voice, their contact details can also be found on their link.
2019 Electoral Regulations
General Principles and Working Practices