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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. UROP is financed by the University with additional support from the Annual Fund.

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

Key Dates for UROP 2015:

Poster Showcase Event - Wednesday 11th November - Henley Business School Foyer, Guests arrive at 4.30pm

Key Dates for UROP 2016:

Staff Briefing sessions - Wednesday 28th October & Wednesday 4th November

A Briefing Session for staff interested in the scheme. Bookings can be made through the Employer Self Service pages or by contacting People Development.

Staff Application Deadline - Friday 18th December, 5pm

UROP Placements go live for UG students - March/April 2016


Contact Us:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP):

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258


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