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 (ie 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, Placement and Experience Centre.
Photo: Presenting the outcome of projects at the Undergraduate Research Showcase
Key Dates for UROP 2014-15:
Online applications for summer 2015 UROP projects open to staff on 8th October and will close on Friday 19th December at 5pm. Staff should refer to the Guidance Notes (in the For Staff/ Applying section) for further information on how to apply and to access the online application form. Please get in touch if you would like a discussion on a project proposal.
There will be an information session for staff new to UROP over lunch on Wednesday 5th November. Bookings should be made through the Employee Self Service web pages.
There will be an Undergraduate Research Showcase Event at 4pm on Wednesday 19th November in Henley Business School, where those students who have undertaken projects this summer will present the outcome to staff, students and invited guests.
Summer 2015 UROP projects will be listed on the site for students to apply in February.