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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.

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Additional studentships available for October 2017 entry. Application deadline 18th June 2017. 

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Are you an undergrad wanting research experience over the summer? Apply now for a paid Research Experience Placement.

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STARS at Defra

The New Year has brought new challenges for STARS students Emily Dowdeswell and Jasmine Burr-Hersey who have both begun their STARS Innovation Policy Placements with Defra in London. Emily began in Ja…

28 February, 2017 News

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Placement Success

Following on from the success of the STARS innovation policy placement interviews, three STARS students Emily Dowdeswell (Cranfield) Jasmine Burr-Hersey (Nottingham) and Hannah Cooper (Nottingham) hav…

28 February, 2017 News

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Report from Tenerife

Cohort 1 kicked off 2017 by embarking on their first international field trip, to Tenerife this January. The 8 day trip was led by Davey Jones and Dave Chadwick from Bangor University who were enthusi…

14 February, 2017 News

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Trip to the Tropics

Several STARS students have managed to secure places on a fully funded Tropical Soils field trip to Brazil. The NERC funded trip, organised by Lancaster University in association with the Universidade…

21 December, 2016 News

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