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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 2017:

Staff applications for UROP 2016 are now closed. Applications to the 2016/7 scheme will open on Monday 12 September - these projects will run in the summer of 2017.

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 17th August 1-2pm

Friday 16th September 1-2pm

Wednesday 2nd November 1-2pm

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


Contact Us:

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP):

Daniel Mitchell



0118 378 8258


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