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Paid Summer Placements for Undergraduates

STARS is offering NERC Research Experience Placements (REPs)this summer. The scheme offers to fund summer placements for undergraduates studying quantitative disciplines outside the NERC remit. This is a great opportunity to experience Environmental research at first hand. Applicants must:

STARS students get dirty

There is an exciting week of training planned for STARS students next week. Part 1, "An Introduction and Foundation to Soil Science (incorporating BSSS Working with Soil Course 1 Exposing and describing a soil profile)", will take place at Lancaster University and Myerscough College. There is then a change of scene for part 2, "Introduction to Soil Quality Monitoring and Assessment", which will take place at Bangor University. The week long course will consist of field-work and lab-work as...

STARS - Soils Training And Research Studentships

Our Mission is to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists.

Funded by NERC and BBSRC, the STARS Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is an exciting consortium of 8 organizations, comprising 4 universities and 4 research institutes from around England, Scotland and Wales who are collaborating to offer training to PhD students in soil science.

Each year 11 students will be recruited to the STARS CDT and have the added benefit of cohort training in the STARS College, both face-to-face and online. They will have access to internationally renowned soil scientists and research facilities as well as benefiting from the support of fellow students from across the country.


STARS Director Professor Phil Haygarth
STARS Director of Training Professor Davey Jones
STARS Administrator Olivia Lawrenson