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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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BSSS Annual Conference

The successful STARS welcome meeting was swiftly followed by the BSSS Annual Conference in London, to which all the new STARS Students went. Here are a few photos of the event.

5 January, 2016 News

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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

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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

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