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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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Latest News

Research article published

Congratulations to Cohort 1 student, Jasmine Burr-Hersey who has published her first research paper recently. The paper, “Developmental morphology of cover crop species exhibit contrasting behaviour…

14 August, 2017 News

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STARS Back to Earth

Three STARS students have recently returned to their PhD research following time away working in policy placements. The students; Emily Dowdeswell, Jasmine Burr-Hersey and Hannah Cooper have been work…
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New STARS Facebook page

Take a look at the new STARS CDT Facebook page, where we will be posting key STARS updates, information on upcoming events and keeping up to date with the activities of STARS PhD researchers.
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Research Experience Placements – REPs

Having recognised the shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into Environmental science, NERC are funding Research Experience Placements (REPs) over the summer for undergraduates stud…
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