Getting started (how to get involved)
Update (October 2022): Welcome to all our new undergraduates, and students in later years too. UROP in summer 2022 appears to have been very productive, and we look forward to UROP being similarly productive over the coming academic year and the next summer vacation.
You are welcome to read our NEW student perpectives (case studies) from students who undertook UROP in the summer of 2022.
Our information sheet can help eligible undergraduates understand some key aspects of how the scheme runs at Imperial College: UROP information sheet - 2023 (amended 08NOV2022).
...and students are also encouraged to read the UROP 2023 update.
NEWS (November 2022): The Dept of Life Sciences will no longer allow UROPs to take place within the Dept of Life Sciences where no bursary has been organised. Queries to the Dept of Life Sciences' Education Office (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NEWS (December 2022): The Dept of Chemistry will no longer allow UROPs to take place within the Dept of Chemistry where no bursary has been organised. More information for undergraduates of the Dept of Chemistry can be found on the internal chemistry UROP Blackboard page and queries (if you are a student of another dept within the College or are a student at another university) to email@example.com
OK, so you have read "What is UROP" (especially, the eligibility criteria), and reviewed some "perspectives".
It is truly amazing what you can forge in the world of UROP with good networking, timely preparation and, perhaps, a bit of good luck along the way.
Students consider the potential of UROP at different stages in their educational lifecycle and therefore the motivations behind undertaking a UROP can differ. Equally the timetable for planning a UROP and the detail behind that plan can differ. On the one hand you may have been planning your every last move from before you commenced your degree, while on the other hand you might be in the latter stages of your degree and have just realised that your future is just around the corner and you urgently need to consider your options!
A good person to speak to if you wish to discuss your motivations further is your academic advisor at your current university, which for undergraduates at Imperial College is your ‘personal tutor’.
This section provides further information and guidance on how to develop a UROP.
....and our information sheet can help eligible undergraduates understand some key aspects of how the scheme runs at Imperial College: UROP information sheet - 2023 (amended 08NOV2022).
Students are also encouraged to read .
The continued use of remote (i.e. non campus) options, as determined by a supervisor, to structure and deliver a UROP remain valid.
You are invited to consult further guidance and support on developing your UROP
Things to consider
Before approaching a member of academic staff think clearly about the issues involved
Advertised UROP opportunities
Academic Staff can choose to advertise their willingness to be approached here, or to advertise specific opportunities