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.
STARS is excited to announce that the latest call for research project proposals is now open. Further details are available here. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 30th September 2016, for October 2017 start.
STARS is offering NERC Research Experience Placements (REPs)this summer. The scheme offers to fund summer placements for undergraduates studying quantitative disciplines outside the NERC remit. This is a great opportunity to experience Environmental research at first hand. Applicants must: be studying for an undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline outside of NERC’s scientific remit (e.g. […]
There is an exciting week of training planned for STARS students next week. Part 1, “An Introduction and Foundation to Soil Science (incorporating BSSS Working with Soil Course 1 Exposing and describing a soil profile)”, will take place at Lancaster University and Myerscough College. There is then a change of scene for part 2, “Introduction […]
Congratulations to the successful 2nd Cohort students; a great achievement and a great asset to STARS. We look forward to welcoming them and their supervisors into the STARS college.