MARS: Membership & Accredited Recognition Scheme
The Graduate school has launched a scheme called MARS, Membership Accreditation and Recognition Scheme, whereby postgraduate students can achieve Registered Scientist status, full Membership of a Professional Body or Chartered status.
MARS was co-founded by Dr Alastair McIntosh and Dr Janet De Wilde. Dr Alastair McIntosh is now an adviser to the scheme. The current directors are Dr Janet De Wilde and Dr Paul Seldon.
Currently the scheme is only open to postgraduate students to achieve designations and membership at the Royal Society of Chemistry.
However we are working closely with Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Physics.
A full list of the Graduate School courses available for students to attend are listed below:
Information on the mandatory, optional and recommended courses for each designation are mapped against required professional attributes:
- Mapping of Courses to the Professional Attributes of MRSC and CChem
- Mapping of Courses to the Competencies Areas for RSci
Further information about provision available to all postgraduate students is available on our 'Student' webpages.
To participate in MARS, postgraduate students need to register with the scheme and record their attendance at Graduate School courses, as well as undertaking work in their discipline (master’s project or doctoral research work).
To register as a mentee please complete the SharePoint registration form, giving the following information:
- Full name
- RSC Membership number (if applicable)
- Year of Study/Type of study
- Supervisors name
- Up to date CV
Students will be assigned a mentor for the scheme.
Anyone wishing to be a mentor should complete SharePoint mentor registration form