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How to gain research experience as an undergraduate

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If you are interested in a career in research, or if you want to test out life as a masters/PhD student then the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) could be for you! The UROP scheme is specifically designed for University of Reading middle year undergraduates (second years or third years if on a four-year degree) …

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Researchers campus buildings are named after

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If we were to say Edith Morley to you, your mind might immediately jump to getting lost in a maze of corridors. Just as the mere mention of JJ Thomson, Hopkins and Harry Nursten might trigger memories of wondering around in first year, lost on campus, trying to find the right building. Few University of …

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GORS Student Placements 2020

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Are you interested in a Government Operational Research Placement?                   The Government Operational Research Service is pleased to announceĀ that 10 government departments are now offering the opportunity for talented numerate students, to undertake a year in industry before their final year, to carry out one-year analytical roles. …

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Negotiation training tips I wish I’d known at university

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A high proportion of graduates experience some difference between classroom knowledge and real-world experiences. The theories you studied in class don’t always translate into practical living. One significant difference is the lack of negotiation training at university versus the necessity of negotiation skills in life beyond university. After graduating from university, I used my savings …

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UROP opens up opportunities

The applications forĀ UROP, the scheme offering research internships to undergraduates at the University of Reading, are closing today, March 31. This programme gives students the chance to participate in research projects led by academics, gain a wide range of transferable skills, and kick-start their career in the area of their interest. Two of the students …

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