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STARS, Soils & Sun

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 […]

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Want to join STARS in 2017?

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 […]

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Welcome to the 2nd cohort of STARS students!

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 […]

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STARS at the BSSS annual meeting

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 […]

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STARS job opportunity – Innovation Fellow required

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.

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Paid Summer Placements for Undergraduates

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. […]

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STARS students get dirty

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 […]

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