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:
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:
Any students who are interested in applying should submit a CV and cover letter to Samuel Leigh (email@example.com) before the revised deadline of Friday 6th May at 5pm.
Students should apply with a CV and covering letter to Dr. Sarah Cardey, copied to Peter Dorward and Graham Clarkson before the revised deadline of Friday 6th May at 5pm.
Students should apply with a CV and covering letter to Shovonlal Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the revised deadline of Friday 6th May at 5pm.