Welcome to the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) offers undergraduate students the chance to gain hands-on research experience on projects covering all disciplines across University.
The scheme provides exciting opportunities for undergraduate students in the middle years of their degree (i.e. not first or final year students) to support real research projects alongside academic researchers at the university. Our research projects last six weeks over the summer break, or can be part-time over a longer period, and those students involved with the scheme will receive a bursary of £1,320. UROP has been in place at Reading since 2006 and has supported over 600 students to date. The scheme is managed by Careers and is financed by the University, with additional support from Schools and Departments.
As a student... this can make a significant contribution to your transferable skills, employability and understanding of the research environment. Your hours can be used towards the RED award.
As an academic...UROP could enable you to run a pilot project for a research grant application, enhance the knowledge and/or awareness of the School/Department, or support a discrete section of an existing project for which you are PI. This project could also develop students who may wish to continue to research degrees under your supervision
Applications for staff to run projects in 2024 will open in October 2023.
If you would like to self-fund a project in 2023 or if you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications to take part in the scheme in 2024 will open in February. Please check this page again later in the year to find a link to register your interest.