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Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme

UROP placements provide exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with staff on research projects across the University, contributing directly to the creation of knowledge and strengthening the link between teaching and research. Placements last six weeks over the summer break, or can be part-time over a longer period. The scheme is only open to University of Reading students in their middle years of study (ie not first or final year students). 

As a student, a UROP placement makes a significant contribution to your transferable skills, employability and understanding of the research environment. UROP placements and training can be used towards the RED award. Further information on the lements of the UROP programme can be found on the For Students page, link on the left.

As a member of staff, UROP can help you investigate a new area of research with a student's input and fresh perspective.


UROP is managed by the Careers, Placement and Experience Centre.


Key Dates for UROP 2014:


UROP projects for summer 2014 are now closed. There will be a call for proposals from staff in October.


There will be some EPSRC funded summer research bursaries in Chemistry, SSE and Construction Management and Engineering which will be advertised in schools and departments.


Summer internship opportunities, which may involve an element of research,  are available (closing date May 15th). For further information see

University based internships

Internships based in and around Reading

Schools Outreach / Engagement Intern - South Street Arts Centre



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