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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 (i.e. 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 UROPshowcase 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 Centre. UROP is financed by the University with additional support from the Annual Fund.

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

Key Dates for UROP 2017: 

Staff applications to the 2016/7 scheme are now closed.

Student applications for UROP 2017 will open in February 2017.

If you'd like to find out more about how the UROP scheme works and what types of opportunities will be available, you can book on to one of the following information sessions via My Jobs Online:

Friday 10th February, 1-2pm, Carrington 101

Wednesday 22nd February, 1-2pm, Palmer 103

Monday 27th February, 5-6pm, Carrington 101

Wednesday 15th March, 1-2pm, Palmer 105

Stay up to date!

Register your interest here to sign up to our mailing list and stay up to date with all the latest UROP information.

Contact Us:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP):

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258


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