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Soils Training and Research Studentships

“to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists” 

2021 Conference coming up

World Soil Orders and Their Formation in the Canary Islands - Film available now

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STARS at EGU

Digging the Future – Unearthing the power of soil science to address global challenges. STARS students were among pioneers to take EGU online.

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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.

So far 40 students have been recruited to the STARS CDT and have the added benefit of cohort training in the STARS College, both face-to-face and online. They have access to internationally renowned soil scientists and research facilities as well as benefiting from the support of fellow students from across the country.

STARS in action

What we’re doing & why it matters. STARS films focus on individual research, science communication and more. 

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STARS on the web

Check out STARS students’ achievements and more. 

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STARS conferences

Productive & enjoyable conferences were held in January 2019 & 2020. In 2021 the conference will be held online – 25th February. 

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Gas seeps in the French Alps

Tom Bott reports on his research trip to France. My project is interested in how soil microbiology changes when there is an increase in the amount of methane and other gases such as ethane and propane…
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Digging the Future at the EGU

STARS students once again organised a session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly. The EGU is a week-long gathering of Geoscientists from all over the world who come together to share a…
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