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.
The scheme is open to postgraduate students to achieve designations and membership at the following,
It is applicable across the College, regardless of the department you are in. The important aspect is that you can demonstrate expertise in one of these discipline areas and evidence your professional development. Attending Graduate School courses will provide the necessary evidence.
For more information about registration for professional awards or professional membership currently available via MARS, please view the information available via the following links:
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/RSM/IoP 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