Are you a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)?
Are you aware of the support and advice that they offer student members?
There are different types of membership levels (and fees) for students, including PGCE students. There are plenty of reasons why students looking to enter a career in Chemistry should consider joining, not least for the wide range of expert advice and support.
The RSC also runs a community fund scheme which is open to student members, so if you have recently found yourself in financial difficulty and you have exhausted all other avenues of funding, including the university’s Student Support Fund, this could be a possibility for you.
This is what their website says: All students, apprentices and those undertaking vocational training who are members of the RSC are eligible for support from the Fund regardless of their membership length if they are facing unexpected or exceptional circumstances. Support is tailored to each applicant based on their unique circumstances, so please get in touch to discuss your circumstances with our case specialists.
If you are planning on making an application to them, please check their criteria. Don’t hesitate to contact the Student Advice Service if you need any supporting information from us to accompany your application.
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