Summer Schools

Based on training needs and cohort feedback, we will offer 4-day residential Summer Schools related to specific subject areas. These may include ‘new technologies for the soil-root interface’, ‘Use of novel sensors in soils research’, ‘New molecular opportunities’, ‘From community structure to soil function’, ‘Diffuse pollution’, ‘Soil valuation’ and ‘Modelling soil processes’ etc. These will […]

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International Interdisciplinary Internships

Students and supervisors will work together to plan a fully funded internship programs focussed on an applied soil issue, embedded within an overseas collaborating Institute. We have established links with many research institutes and universities worldwide for these internships (e.g. France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Kenya, Russia, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Canada, Chile).

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The Joint Soil Science Experience

This aims to bring the 3rd year student cohort together for a 5-day intense soils research adventure to be held at the Rothamsted North Wyke Farm Platform. Students will work together to plan a short field campaign to address a fundamental issue which can result in a STARS-authored journal publication in an ISI Journal.

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End of Year 3 International Conference

As part of widening the student experience we will take all the STARS students to an international conference (e.g. Annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) Conference in Vienna). This provides a shop window for students to showcase their talents in an international audience. At the end of each conference day we have a 1 hour cohort […]

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British Society of Soil Science (BSSS)

All members of the STARS College will be automatically registered with BSSS so that they can feel fully engaged with the wider UK soil science community. This membership includes free access to the BSSS newsletter and the society’s 2 journals, European Journal of Soil Science and Soil Use & Management.

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