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Collaborate with undergraduate researchers through UROP

UROP now accepting applications

Researchers – could your work benefit from collaboration with undergraduate students? 

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) offers undergraduate students the chance to gain hands-on research experience on projects covering all disciplines across University.

Applications are now being accepted for collaborative research projects between academic departments and undergraduate students.  

The programme provides undergraduates with an opportunity to gain research experience through a paid six-week project during the summer vacation. For staff it is equally rewarding – collaborating with undergraduates can produce a fresh perspective on research and can help develop students into promising candidates for postgraduate research. 

The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm, Monday 22 December.

Staff information sessions in October and November 

Two lunchtime information sessions for staff will be held on Wednesday 25 October and Wednesday 22 November. The sessions aim to provide staff with an informal opportunity to find out more about the scheme.  

Places can be booked via the Employee Self-Service Training tab or by emailing urop@reading.ac.uk

UROP Showcase event, Wednesday 8 November

A showcase of UROP projects completed over the summer will be held on Wednesday 8 November, 1.00-3.00 pm at Park House (Meadow Suite), Whiteknights campus.   

If you’re interested in applying to the programme, the showcase is a great chance to hear first-hand from students and staff involved with UROP research projects. 

Later, a celebration evening will be held in Henley Business School from 4.30 pm.

Find out more 

Now in its thirteenth year, UROP has supported over 525 undergraduate research projects. 

Staff can apply to be Principal Investigators on UROP projects – to qualify, you must be a permanent member of staff, or on a fixed-term contract running past November 2018. Post-Doctoral Research Assistants can apply to be Principal Investigators if their supervisor is listed as a Co-Investigator, and PhD students may co-supervise projects only.

Visit www.reading.ac.uk/urop for further details, or email urop@reading.ac.uk for advice on applications or information on the scheme in general.

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