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Hutton Postgraduate Student Conference 2017

“In this recent Dirt Doctors post, Grant Campbell reviews the recent James Hutton Institute Postgraduate Student event in Birnam” On Thursday and Friday last week, I joined PhD students from Aberdeen and Dundee James Hutton Institute sites for our Annual…
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Sun, sea and sustainable technologies

“PhD student Siobhan Gardiner comments on her recent visit to Monaco as a speaker at CleanEquity 2017″   For the last three years, Cranfield University has sponsored CleanEquity – a private conference, which features up to 30 of the world’s…
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Cranfield University’s Festival of Flight

In this blog post, Cranfield University PhD student Tom Storr reflects on the work he and fellow soils colleagues did at the recent Festival of Flight at Cranfield University. On the 17th September 2016, Cranfield University hosted a research exploratorium…
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A time for reflection….

In this post, Dirt Doctors original founder and recently graduated Olly Pritchard reflects on how the Dirt Doctors blog account has done so far. It’s been pretty much 18 months now since the Dirt Doctors blog was first exposed to…
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The Accidental Soil Scientist!

“The next post in our ‘Your Career in Soil Or Plant Sciences’ segment comes from The James Hutton Institute’s Matt Aitkenhead who talks, humorously, about the many obstacles he had to work around to become successful in his field of…
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Early Career Event: What next? Careers in soil science

On the 19th June delegates from all over the UK attended Cranfield University for a 1 day Early Career Researchers (ECR) event detailing careers in soil science, what to do next post-PhD. The joint SEESOIL (@sesoil) and IAgrE (@IAgrE) event was well…
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How to survive the ‘daunting’ PhD reviews

I’ve recently passed (or should I say battled my way through) my first annual PhD review. Has it really been a year since I started?? How time flies. This was by far the most daunting aspect of my PhD to date. Throughout…
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