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Soils Training and Research Studentships

Our Mission is to create a novel and unique national training experience for the next generation of soil scientists.


Soils Training and Research Studentships

2018 REPS: paid placements for undergraduate students now available to apply for!

REPS 2018

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.

Each year 11 or more 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.

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Latest News

Placement Success

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) hav…
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Report from Tenerife

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 enthusi…
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Trip to the Tropics

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…
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Prestigious Policy Placements

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 …
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