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CSci represents a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings and across all scientific and related sectors. By benchmarking professional scientists at the same high level, CSci aims to re-engage public trust and confidence in science and scientists.
The requirements for holding Chartered status include a commitment to continuing professional development, and maintaining CSci status is therefore subject to annual revalidation. Members will be asked to provide supporting information about continuing professional development each year.
Associated webpages outline the criteria to be fulfilled by candidates for CSci and describes the revalidation/continuing professional development requirement.
How to proceed:
1. Read the 'Requirements' page
2. Read the page about eligibility
3. Read the Notes for guidance of applicants
4. View the flow chart to how your application will pass through our approval system.
5. Complete the application form
Note that each year you will be expected to revalidate your Chartered Status by providing evidence of your continuing professional development
Member of Mineralogical Society Council, Prof. Jon Lloyd of the University of Manchester, included in Science Council list of '100 leading UK Practising Scientists'
To identify its list of 100 , the Science Council organised a competition around 10 different ‘types’ of scientist roles. The list of 100 has 10 different examples of each of the 10 types and gives a broad picture of the many different ways people work with science, making valuable contributions across UK society and the economy.
After seeing the list David Willetts, British Minister for Universities and Science said: "This list helpfully challenges the perception that there is only one kind of scientist and highlights the different types of skills and challenges a career in science involves. If we want more people to enter a career in science we need to show that the scientific community is not some exclusive club but people with a wide variety of vocations and interests who have rewarding careers and are making a significant contribution to the wealth and well-being of the UK."
More information here.