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 2017:
Staff applications to the 2017/8 scheme will reopen in the Autumn term.
Student applications for UROP 2017 closed on Friday 31st March. However, the following project has been given an extended deadline:
Please apply directly to the supervisor by Friday 5th May.