Training Opportunities

The STARS programme provides a unique training experience for students undertaking a PhD in soil science. All STARS students are offered a great range of training opportunities provided by the top UK soil scientists.

Not part of the STARS CDT? Want to benefit from a STARS course?

Training opportunities will be advertised here.

STARS on the Web

A multifunctional web portal which holds all the training materials and also promotes the STARS PhD students and their projects to the wider world. We want to maximise the exposure of our student̵…

A STARS Twitter feed

This will provide a lively feed from the STARS cohort around the UK. It will showcase achievements and provide the latest news from the STARS programme. To start, follow @STARScdt and #starsoil for mo…

Early Career Conference

STARS students will participate in the British Soil Science Society conference for Early Career Soil Scientists. This provides students with an opportunity to present their research in a friendly envi…

Soils Journal Club

Part of the STARS training will be the ability to critically review scientific papers. Students will participate in a monthly journal club whereby one student each month selects a topical paper, which…

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 interfaceR…