As a student working towards a qualification in the chemical sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry membership is there to help you make confident decisions about your future and give you the tools to stand out amongst your peers.
Access expert advice and watch ChemCareers webinars to get support with your career options. Once you’ve found your path, we’ll be there to help with practical tips for job hunting, refining your interview technique and networking to raise your profile with potential employers.
Undergraduate skills record
Track the skills you gain throughout your studies and helps set your targets for future development.
Chemistry World Jobs
Keep yourself seen and get free job alerts.
Become a Registered Scientist (RSci)
If a year in industry is part of your degree you can showcase your professional skills to employers with our RSci Award.
Being a Royal Society of Chemistry member has put me in contact with plenty of ‘chemists by trade’ who have taken the same journey as me and become experts in their field.
From like-minded scientists to potential employers, you’ll have endless opportunities to connect with people who want to share their experience and knowledge and help you get ahead.
Join any of our nine divisions and one of our 71 interest groups to meet other scientists with similar subject interests and expertise (join one interest group for free, pay a small charge to join as many more after that as you like)
Meet and network with a diverse range of members in your area.
Early Career Network
Develop useful contacts with other members in the early stages of their careers.
MyRSC student group
Engage with the student chemistry community through our online professional network.
Discounts on conferences and events
Receive reduced registration fees for our centrally organised conferences and events.
Membership allows you to attend a range of events and access publications such as Chemistry World. It offers career support, funding for placements and networking opportunities. Joining has made me feel like a valued member of the scientific community.
As a member, we'll send you:
Chemistry World – a monthly issue of the latest chemistry news and research, distilled, along with information about student placements. Read it in print, or on your computer, phone or tablet.
Newsletter and email alerts every month – find out what other members are up to so you can be part of it.
Our quarterly member magazine – receive a copy of our quarterly member magazine, Voice.
You’ll also have free access to:
Our library – based in London, it gives you access to loanable books and journals, the Historical Collection, and our image collection.
Chemistry search service – if you can’t get to our library to do your research, our chemical information specialists can help. They can answer your questions by email or point you to someone else who will know.
Selected Royal Society of Chemistry journal and eBook content – plus 35% off books and Molymod® molecular modelling sets in our online shop, and and up to a third off textbooks from top scientific publishers.