Training opportunities

2017-18 and 2018-19 Advanced Training Short Courses (ATSC)

Advanced Training Short Courses are fully funded training courses in priority skills areas with places offered as a priority to NERC-funded PhD students as well as early career researchers within the environmental sciences. The 2017-18 and 2018-19 NERC ATSC training awards have been announced and will be taking place until 31 March 2019. Information regarding individual courses and their application processes can be found on the relevant host institution websites.

A full list of these courses including contact information for course organisers is available on our Advanced Training Courses web page.

2017 RCUK Policy Internships

RCUK policy internships provide an opportunity for NERC funded PhD students to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.

The 2017 completion opened on 19 June 2017 and closed on 10 August 2017. Please visit the RCUK and NERC Policy Internships web pages for more information:

NERC policy internships

RCUK policy internships - external link

2017 Environment YES competition

Environment YES is an innovative scheme providing training and guidance to early-career researchers on innovation and how to commercialise their research during a three day workshop. On the final day of the workshop, participants pitch their ideas for a hypothetical environmental start-up company for a prize of £2,500 and an opportunity to attend the Rice Business Plan Competition in Houston, Texas.

Please visit the Environment YES web page which will be updated with more information as soon as it is available.