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Soils Training and Research Studentships

“to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists” 

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World Soil Orders and Their Formation in the Canary Islands - Film available now

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STARS at EGU

Digging the Future – Unearthing the power of soil science to address global challenges.

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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.

So far 40 students have been recruited to the STARS CDT and have the added benefit of cohort training in the STARS College, both face-to-face and online. They 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 in action

What we’re doing & why it matters. STARS films focus on individual research, science communication and more. 

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STARS on the web

Check out STARS students’ achievements and more. 

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Conference January 2020

Following the successful first conference, STARS 2020 is coming soon. Register by 3rd Dec.

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Latest News

Gas seeps in the French Alps

Tom Bott reports on his research trip to France. My project is interested in how soil microbiology changes when there is an increase in the amount of methane and other gases such as ethane and propane…
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Digging the Future at the EGU

STARS students are once again organising a session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly. The EGU is a week-long gathering of Geoscientists from all over the world who come together to sh…
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STARS legacy taking shape

STARS CDT are delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Legacy Fellow, Dan Evans. Dan will be taking up the post, on a part time basis, in December. This is an exciting development for STARS…
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