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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a scientist?

Watch this video now on YouTube with Early Career Scientists discussing why they enjoy being a scientist, why they wanted to do a PhD and their favourite parts of their PhDs.

Upcoming webinars

Thinking of applying for a PhD? Would you like more information on the benefit it can have to your career, or support in applying and interviewing? Sign up to our webinars:

If you are thinking of applying, please watch our two webinars and read the follow-up material

How can a PhD help me with my career? – webinar and follow-up material

Sign up here

Support for applying for a PhD – webinar

Apply to do a PhD with SENSE

We are now advertising 37 exciting projects, for studentships starting in 2021!

Look at the available projects and see information on how to apply.

Application deadline 10th January.

SENSE Manager Ruth Amey and British Antarctic Survey scientist Peter Fretwell took the audience on ‘A Tour of Earth from Space’ for #BeCuriousGoesVirtual

October 2020

SENSE’s first PhD students have started! Welcome everyone, and we’re looking forward to seeing what science you’ll do!

August 2020


We are currently calling for PhD project proposals, to be advertised in Autumn for studentships starting in 2021. The deadline is 18th September and full details on how to submit can be found here.

SENSE will be hosting two mixer events for academics and industry professionals to meet and discuss potential SENSE PhD projects. These virtual mixer events will be held on Mon 17th August at 2pm and Tue 25th August at 10am via videoconferencing, please register your interest here.

June 2020

SENSE co-director Anna Hogg talks to Tim Peake about Earth Observation – 1st June 2020

March 2020

Announcements of the new SENSE CDT