Once again the Department of Classics has been very successful indeed in securing UROP placements for our undergraduate studentship.
The UROP (= Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme) scheme is (almost) unique to Reading, and it gives those of our undergraduate students who are about to move into their final year the opportunity to undertake six weeks of work in collaboration with, and under the supervision of, a member of academic staff, typically resulting in some type of research output that acknowledges student collaboration. This alone is an excellent opportunity (and an asset to any CV), but it gets better – you also get paid, namely £1,200, tax free!
This year’s projects include
- Equine ambassadors: Thessalian horses abroad (with Dr Emma Aston)
- iPhone app development – digital ancient Rome (with Dr Matthew Nicholls)
- Communication disorders in the ancient world (with Prof. Peter Kruschwitz)
For more information please follow the links and visit the UROP webpage: http://www.reading.ac.uk/urop.
Still not sure whether you should apply? Listen to Dr Matthew Nicholls and Philip Smither and find out just how amazing this opportunity can be for our students: