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Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) offers undergraduate students the chance to gain hands-on research experience on projects covering all disciplines across University.

The scheme provides exciting opportunities for students in the middle years of their degree (i.e. not first or final year students) to work on real research projects alongside academic researchers at the university. Our research projects last six weeks over the summer break, or can be part-time over a longer period, and those students involved with the scheme will receive a bursary of £1,320.
UROP has been in place at Reading since 2006 and has supported over 600 students to date. The scheme is managed by Careers and is financed by the University, with additional support from Schools and the Annual Fund.

As a student... this can make a significant contribution to your transferable skills, employability and understanding of the research environment. Your hours can be used towards the RED award.

As an academic...UROP could enable you to run a pilot project for a research grant application, enhance the knowledge and/or awareness of the School/Department, or support a discrete section of an existing project for which you are PI. This project could also develop students who may wish to continue to research degrees under your supervision. 


Key Dates for UROP 2017: 

The 2017 UG Research Showcase will take place on Wednesday 8th November.

Please click here to see the schedule for the day.

Key Dates for UROP 2018:

Staff applications to the 2017/8 scheme are now open and will close on Thursday 21st December at 5pm.

Staff Information sessions

We will be running information sessions for staff who are new to UROP, whether new to the University or new to the scheme, over lunch on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 22nd November, Edith Morley G44 1-2pm

Bookings should be made through the Employee Self-Service Learning web pages.

If you would like us to run a Staff Briefing session in your Schools/Departments/Research Divisions, please contact


Student applications for UROP 2018 will open in February 2018. 

Students can click here to register their interest.

Contact Us:

UROP Manager:

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258

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