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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”

STARS Special issue in EJSS, call for contributions

Submit ideas by end May 2019

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STARS Research experience placements available

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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 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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Research Experience Placements

Paid Research Experience Placements available for undergraduate students over the summer. 

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Placement Success

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