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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 2018:

Student applications for UROP 2018 will open on Monday 19th February 2018. 

Students can click here to register their interest.

In the Spring term, we will be running information sessions for eligible students to find out more about the scheme, the projects available and how to apply. You can book your place for any of the sessions listed below via MyJobsOnline.

Wednesday 21st February 1-2pm, Palmer 105

Friday 2nd March 1-2pm, Carrington 201

Monday 12th March 5-6pm, Palmer 105

Wednesday 21st March 1-2pm, Carrington 101

Key Dates for UROP 2019:

Staff applications to the 2018/9 scheme will open in October 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact

Contact Us:

UROP Manager:

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258

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