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The Central England NERC Training Alliance (CENTA), is a consortium of research-intensive Universities and research institutes that are working together to provide excellence in doctoral research training in Earth and Environmental Sciences.
CENTA Applications Covid-19 Lockdown update
If you are a parent or carer and are struggling to put together an application before Monday’s (11. Jan.) deadline because of school closures and lockdown restrictions, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline and we will be able to offer you a few extra days to write your application. This applies to carers of vulnerable people as well as parents. For everyone else, the deadline is still Monday 11th January at 23.59 (GMT)
Study with us
Explore all of our current opportunities and different research areas that you can study with us.
Our training includes lots of student support throughout and also a residential in the first year to help you prepare.
Find out more about the various institutions and Universities involved in our training programme.
Our student’s stories
I would say ‘if you don’t ask, you don’t get’ – so think big and ask the big questions.
Make sure your PhD is in the right subject area, that you’re the right person for it.
CENTA can be the place for you, no matter what your background or diversity.
At CENTA we aim to develop well-rounded students confident in a wide range of scientific, research, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills. Such individuals will go on to become future sector leaders, equipped with not only specialist and technical expertise in their research fields, but also the ability to translate research into impact and to address the complex and shared environmental challenges facing society.