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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 2016:

Applications for UROP 2016 are now closed.

UROP Placements go live for UG students - Monday 8th February 2016

Student UROP Information sessions (Please book your place via My Jobs Online):

 Date  Time  Room
 Friday 12th February  1pm-2pm  Palmer 103
 Monday 22nd February  5pm-6pm  Palmer 106
 Wednesday 2nd March  1pm-2pm  Palmer 103

UROP Placements close for UG students - Friday 18th March 2016


Contact Us:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP):

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258


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