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 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 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:
Undergradaute Research Showcase 2016 - Wednesday 9 November - Henley Business School
Guests are invited to attend from 4.30pm
Key Dates for UROP 2017:
Staff applications to the 2016/7 scheme are now open - these projects will run in the summer of 2017. You can find out more about applying by clicking here.
For staff who are new to the University, new to UROP, or would like to find out more about the scheme, we will be running information sessions through People Development on the dates listed below. Bookings should be made through the Employee Self-Service Learning web pages and lunch will be provided.
Wednesday 2nd November 1-2pm
Student applications for UROP 2017 will reopen in Spring 2017.