Academics in the department have secured 2 UROP placements. Dr Linda Risso’s project will be on propaganda during the cold war and Dr Emily West’s project will be on enslaved wetnursing in pre-civil war USA.
UROP placements provide exciting opportunities for undergraduates to work with academic staff on University research projects, contributing directly to the creation of knowledge and strengthening the link between teaching and research. Placements last six weeks over the summer break, or can be part-time into the autumn term.
As a student, a UROP placement makes a significant contribution to your transferable skills, employability and understanding of the research environment and you will also receive a bursary of £1,200. UROPs may encourage you to pursue a research career, but also provide skills and experience for other employment. Placements are undertaken in the summer before final year projects, boosting research skills and subject knowledge prior to dissertation writing.
The scheme is only open to University of Reading students in their penultimate year of study. If you are interested in applying for either of these projects contact SEECC