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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Enhance your business or research by becoming an active partner within the STARS network.

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 Bangor Update

Paul George setting up to extract nematodes from soil. The experiment will compare the diversity and amount of nematodes in soils of contrasting organic matter status. This forms part of an assessment…

21 December, 2015 News


Happy Christmas to all STARS students!

Happy Christmas to you all! The first STARS training of the New Year, “Write a PhD Research Plan & Literature Review” is due 11th-13th January in The Barn, Sutton Bonington Campus, University …

21 December, 2015 News