Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
UROP placements provide exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with academic staff on research projects across the University, contributing directly to the creation of knowledge and strengthening the link between teaching and research. Placements last six weeks over the summer break, or can be part-time into the autumn term. The scheme is only open to University of Reading students in their middle years of study (ie not first or final year students).
Research Council-funded summer research projects: Note that the University funded UROP bursary scheme is now closed for 2013 but Research-Council funded Undergraduate Summer Research placements- aimed at Life Sciences and Science students- will be listed in the Placements section in the Summer Term. BBSRC-funded projects are curently shown and have a closing date of 24th May. They are of 10 weeks duration and pay a bursary of £200/ week.
As a student, a UROP placement makes a significant contribution to your transferable skills, employability and understanding of the research environment. UROP may encourage you to pursue a research career, but will also provide skills and experience for other employment. UROP placements and training can be used towards the RED award.
As a member of staff, UROP can help you investigate a new area of research with a student's input and fresh perspective.
UROP is managed by the Careers, Placement and Experience Centre.
Key Dates for UROP 2013:
11th Feb- 22nd March 2013 Placement advertising on UROP web pages for students
3rd May 2013 Deadline for selection of students and registration
Late May/ June: Student Briefing sessions
12th July 2013 Deadline for starting placements
November 2013 UROP Showcase Poster Event