Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
UROP placements provide exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with 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 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 makes 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 lements 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 is managed by the Careers, Placement and Experience Centre.
Key Dates for UROP 2014:
UROP 2014 launched on 30 October, with applications from staff closing on 20th December 2013.
Staff will be notified of the outcome of their application by 5th February 2014
Projects will be posted in the Placements section of these web pages from 12th February to 21st March 2014.
Student selection must be completed by 9th May with projects starting by 11th July at the latest.