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.
Competition has been tough, and we now have some great candidates set to join the STARS CDT in October. With new supervisors and partners on board too, the STARS consortium is gaining momentum.
STARS students are currently engrossed in the Statistical Methods For Soil Science course run by Murray Lark and Ron Corstanje at Cranfield University where, according to Murray, “They’ll plot, analyze, present and maybe even get muddy!” Next on the horizon, after Easter, are the “Introduction & Foundation to Soil Science”, and ” Introduction to Soil […]
Another chance to apply for this fully funded STARS studentship based at Nottingham University. New deadline FRIDAY 4th MARCH. Further details can be found here
There are 21 great studentships to choose from; download the application form here , then submit your completed application here. Deadline for applications is 24th January 2016 for 1st October 2016 start.
During the enjoyable STARS Welcome meeting in November, students and staff joined forces to make a short film, outlining why soil is so important to us all. Take a look at it here
The successful STARS welcome meeting was swiftly followed by the BSSS Annual Conference in London, to which all the new STARS Students went. Here are a few photos of the event.
Paul George setting up to extract nematodes from soil. The experiment will compare the diversity and amount of nematodes in soils of contrasting organic matter status. This forms part of an assessment of the importance of soil organic matter in regulating soil biodiversity and functioning.