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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 UROPshowcase 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:

Staff applications for UROP 2016 are now closed. They will reopen in Autumn 2016.

Student applications for UROP 2016 are now closed. They will reopen in Spring 2017.

The following UROP projecst have reopened for applications:
Developing a process-based dynamical model of agro-ecosystem drivers
Students should apply with a CV and covering letter to Shovonlal Roy ( before the revised deadline of Friday 20th May at 5pm. This UROP project has now been opened to ALL undergradaute students.
Extraction of crop features from high resolution field imagery
Students should apply by sending a covering letter to Professor Donal O'Sullivan, ( and Dr. Hong Wei ( before the revised deadline of Friday 27th May at 5pm. Please outline your preferred destination after graduation and include details about any programming skills (essential), image analysis (desirable) and any other skills/interests you think are relevant to the project.


Contact Us:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP):

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258


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