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Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme

UROP provides exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with staff on research projects across the University, contributing directly to the creation of knowledge, building new skills and strengthening the link between teaching and research.  UROP 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 can make 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 elements 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 also provides a great oportunity to supervise and develop an individual students's interest in research.

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

Photo: Presenting the outcome of projects at the Undergraduate Research Showcase


Key Dates for UROP 2014-15:

Online applications for summer 2015 UROP projects open to staff on 8th October and will close on Friday 19th December at 5pm.  Staff should refer to the Guidance Notes (in the For Staff/ Applying section) for further information on how to apply and to access the online application form.


Summer 2015 UROP projects will be listed on the site for students to apply in February.




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