Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of work will I have to do?
All projects should be well represented by the placement advertisement but if you do not feel that there is enough detail, you can ask the supervisor for more. We only fund projects that provide stretching experiences of research for students who want to find out what real research is like.
How often should I see my supervisor?
You should expect an adequate induction and regular contact with your supervisor, seeing them not less than once per week. A good working relationship with your supervisor is vital to getting the most out of your project - if you are not getting enough time with your supervisor, please do alert the UROP Officer.
When will I be paid and do I have to pay tax?
Depending on the start date of the project you will receive the whole payment either four weeks in to the placement or by the end of July whichever is sooner. The bursary you receive is tax free as it is an educational opportunity, rather than employment.
Can I work from home?
We would encourage you to work from the campus for the majority of your project and to maximise your opportunities for working with academic staff, postgraduate researchers and other students.
Can I apply for a placement outside of my discipline?
Yes, as long as you are eligible for the scheme, you can submit an application to any academic department in the University - the project does not have to be in your discipline.
Can I do UROP more than once? In order to enable as many students as possible to benefit from the experience of UROP you are only able to take part in UROP once during your studies.
UROP Case Study
Designing your poster
Poster Guidelines - Useful information for designing your conference poster