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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Apply for a Studentship

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

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UG student REPs

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

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Latest News

STARS at the BSSS annual meeting

It was great to see so many current and future STARS students at the joint meeting of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the NERC Soil Security Program (SSP) recently. The meeting was hel…

22 September, 2016 News


Call for project proposals now open

STARS is excited to announce that the latest call for research project proposals is now open. Further details are available here. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 30th September 2016, for Octo…

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 i…