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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”

Legacy Fellow wanted

STARS introduction to soil science course

29th April – 3rd May 2019

Open to all, further information here

STARS International Soil Science Conference  

14-17th January 2019

Information and outcomes

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 and why it matters. STARS films focus on individual research projects, science communication and more. 

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STARS on the web

Check out STARS students’ achievements and more. 

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STARS conference 2019

Read all about The STARS International Soil Science Conference which took place in January 2019. 

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Latest News

Another research paper published

Congratulations to Cohort 1 student, Paul George who’s first PhD paper is now published. The paper, “Evaluation of mesofauna communities as soil quality indicators in a national-level monitoring p…
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Welcome to STARS Cohort 3

STARS welcomed its third cohort of students recently at a three day welcome event held at Rothamsted Research, Harpenden. Having been fortunate in being awarded an additional seven students through th…
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Research article published

Congratulations to Cohort 1 student, Jasmine Burr-Hersey who has published her first research paper recently. The paper, “Developmental morphology of cover crop species exhibit contrasting behaviour…
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STARS Back to Earth

Three STARS students have recently returned to their PhD research following time away working in policy placements. The students; Emily Dowdeswell, Jasmine Burr-Hersey and Hannah Cooper have been work…
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