The New Year has brought new challenges for STARS students Emily Dowdeswell and Jasmine Burr-Hersey who have both begun their STARS Innovation Policy Placements with Defra in London. Emily began in January and is having an enjoyable and busy time working within the Chief Scientific Advisers Office, having visited the Met Office and the Ordnance […]
Following on from the success of the STARS innovation policy placement interviews, three STARS students Emily Dowdeswell (Cranfield) Jasmine Burr-Hersey (Nottingham) and Hannah Cooper (Nottingham) have secured positions within Government. These placements will each last a duration of three months, during which time the students will be positioned at the heart of policy, applying knowledge […]
Cohort 1 kicked off 2017 by embarking on their first international field trip, to Tenerife this January. The 8 day trip was led by Davey Jones and Dave Chadwick from Bangor University who were enthusiastically accompanied by Phil Haygarth and Emma Sayer from Lancaster University. The week aimed to broaden the cohort’s knowledge of soils […]
Several STARS students have managed to secure places on a fully funded Tropical Soils field trip to Brazil. The NERC funded trip, organised by Lancaster University in association with the Universidade Federal De Lavras, centres on a 6 day field trip to Lavras, Brazil. The course will include laboratory work, lectures and a collaborative research […]
STARS Innovation Fellow, Becca Burns has been successful in obtaining two fantastic placements for STARS students, one in the House of Lords and one at Defra. The 3 month placements will put students at the heart of topical parliamentary issues and provide them with invaluable experience of how science policy is made.
Now well into their second year of study, the first cohort of STARS students are off to the sun at the end of January, for a 7 day residential field trip to Tenerife. Renowned for its variety of Soils, they will be able to study 7 out of 10 the great soil orders of the […]
There are 28 fantastic studentships to choose from throughout the country; a great opportunity for prospective PhD students who wish to study soil science. The diverse list of projects includes such things as restoration of tropical soils, modelling soil and vegetation interactions, and climate change impacts on pests. Take a look on the projects page […]
We welcome twelve new students to the STARS CDT today. The students are based throughout the country with at least one at each of the eight core partner institutes. The group will meet regularly to attend joint STARS training sessions, the first being the Welcome meeting in November. We wish them all the best of luck throughout […]
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 held during the first week of September at Reading University and saw the first cohort of STARS students presenting posters of […]
A great job opportunity with STARS, closing date 18th September 2016. We are looking for an enthusiastic Innovation Fellow with experience of the research environment, innovation and connecting research with policy, to deliver a Policy and Innovation Boost for soil science as part of the STARS CDT consortium.