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Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme

NERC recognises that there is a shortage of individuals with quantitative skills coming into environmental science and runs the Research Experience Placement (REP) scheme. This aims to address this shortage by offering funding to support summer placements for undergraduate students studying quantitative disciplines which are outside the normal NERC remit – such as engineering, maths […]

DREAM Challenge Week - July 11-15, 2016

Our new Doctoral studentships are launched!

 NEW The 2017 DREAM PhD studentships are now available – we look forward to hearing from you.See how to make your application » Our new set of fully-funded PhD studentships are now launched across the four university partners of DREAM: we have 15 places on offer to join our active community of researchers. If you are […]

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DREAM Studentships

We will shortly be announcing the set of PhD projects selected for advertisement for the DREAM CDT third cohort. We have received some really exciting and novel PhD research proposals around the area of big data and environmental risk mitigation, and we look forward to getting these out to prospective applicants. We will advertise the […]


Environmental InfoHackit

A Happy New Year to all from the DREAM CDT. With all the researchers now back and settled in for the New Year, we are looking forward to the third of our NERC-supported Innovation training events next week, the Environmental InfoHackit. To be held at Birmingham University, this event will see the design house ‘Made […]


Idea to Innovation (i2i) course at Cranfield University, School of Management

The Dream students are at Cranfield University this week in the School of Management, undertaking the ‘Idea to Innovation’, or ‘i2i’ course, being run by the staff of the Cranfield Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship. Following a consideration as to the common questions in commercialisation of science and technology, i2i explores ways of developing research for […]


Big Data Training at the Hartree Centre

Dream Students and staff from all four universities are to spend next week at the prestigious Hartree Centre, part of the STFC, undertaking a customised ‘Winter School’ in Big Data. This is the first event in the exciting Innovation support activities planned for Dream researchers, supported by NERC.


DREAM Cohort Two – Induction Day

We have just welcomed a further set of researchers into the DREAM CDT in our Induction day on October 20th at Cranfield. An exciting future awaits these researchers as they join our community.


Innovation Training Support from NERC

The DREAM CDT has been fortunate to receive support from NERC for an Innovation Support training grant. This will enable a series of turnkey, specialised training and support activities to be provided for the DREAM research students and associated supervisory staff. Our first activity will be attendance at the Hartree Centre ‘Winter School’ in Big […]


DREAM Challenge Week uses big data to plan for the future

Following some biblical floods earlier in the summer, this week’s sudden heatwave in the UK shows the necessity to plan for extreme weather events. The Cranfield-led DREAM CDT – or ‘Data, Risk and Environmental Analytical Methods’ Centre for Doctoral Training – recently held its inaugural Challenge Week attended by the 2016 cohort of PhD students. […]


DREAM Challenge Week – 11-15 July, 2016

We are preparing ourselves for the first DREAM Centre for Doctoral Training ‘Challenge Week’, running from 11-15th July, 2016. A cornerstone of the DREAM programme, the Challenge Week is designed to permit DREAM students and affiliates an opportunity to use and apply the scientific approaches and skillsets being developed in their research projects to real-world […]