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Check out April Burt's article in The Conversation - 17th March 2022

NERC DTP student, April Burt, discusses in her article, How we discovered that sea turtles in Seychelles have recovered from the brink (, that "it’s not always easy to assess whether animal conservation measures have worked. But we’ve discovered that green turtles of Seychelles – once almost hunted to extinction – are now thriving again. And it’s all because of crucial protection that was given to the species around 50 years ago." 

YES21 - David Augustin, winner of Biotechnology YES Competition - 1st February 2022

Big congratulations to David Augustin, SABS, and his team for winning the YES21 Competition for young entrepreneurs! The competition was to convince potential investors to invest in their idea and team and for that purpose they pitched their “company” to the investors including presented the idea, the business model, the marketing strategy, the finances and the IP strategy to the investors. 

NERC - 23rd November 2021

The DTP will hold its second Virtual Open Day on Wednesday 1st December from 11am to 2pm.  

Anyone thinking about applying to study with us is welcome to attend, and the event is free of charge.  At the Open Day you will hear from our Academic Director, David Pyle, who will talk a bit about the programme and you will be introduced to the three research streams which characterize the three main areas of research being carried out at Oxford.  You will have the chance to ask questions about the programme.  We have invited a number of supervisors to come and tell you about their research, and projects they have on offer, and you are also welcome to discuss your own project ideas with them prior to applying.  Some of students will also be there to tell you about student life at Oxford, and about the training programme.  You can also ask our Programme Manager, Victoria Forth, any questions you might have about the applications process.  This year we are continuing with the pilot scheme to anonymize applications process with the aim of removing unconscious bias from the application process as part of the drive towards being more inclusive and attracting a more diverse cohort.

You can find out more about this here Environmental Research (NERC Doctoral Training Partnership) | University of Oxford along with everything else you need to know about applying.

If you would like to join us, please register for the event so we can share links and passwords with you.  You can register here

CiC - 23rd November 2021

Join us for our OPEN DAY on Friday 3rd December, 12 noon - 4 pm (GMT). Join us for lunch and meet members of the CiC team and our current students to learn more about the programme, taught and practical classes, the types of projects that are offered and how to apply. We will also provide brief tours of the buildings and facilities.

We will take you through the documents you need to prepare, and give you hints and tips on what we are expecting to see in applications. We will also explain how we are taking steps to make our admissions process as fair as possible. To register for the open day go to

SABS - 1st November 2021

SABS is holding an Open Day on Zoom on Wednesday, 24th November, 2021, from 11:30 am - 1 pm. If you're curious about applying to SABS R3 for entry in the 2022-23 academic year, and would like to hear from current and former SABS students, we encourage you to register by emailing Hope to see you then.