How To Join
We will be recruiting for new members to join in 2012 on the following dates:
- UCLAN (Preston) - 13 September
- Liverpool John Moores University - 18 September
- University of Liverpool - 23 September
- Edge Hill University - 26 September
- Lancaster University - 5 October
There will be a number of Open nights run at Preston, Liverpool and Lancaster where you will be able to find out more about what the UOTC is all about, and is a chance for you to ask any questions you might have. The dates for these are:
- Preston 19 Sept 2012
- Liverpool 20 and 27 Sept 2012
- Lancaster 09 Oct 2012
For more information you can speak to the team at the Freshers fair, or contact the email address below liverpoolOTC-PSIRE@mod.uk
Joining the UOTC
Once you have decided that you definitely want to be part of Liverpool UOTC, you must attend and pass our Look at life process, which is divided into three stages: an Administration session, a Selection Weekend and a Medical.
- The Pre Look at life day is a Administration session simply assesses your health, eligibility and basic fitness, a documentation check and a Risk Reduction Run over a mile and a half (completed in 14 minutes or less). The sessions will last about 3 hours and will take place at our training centers or at the university, depending on Location. There will be a morning, Afternoon and evening session. You will need to bring a form of ID, Passport of Birth Certificate will be needed, if you hold a drivers license you can bring this as well, but you will also need one of the other forms of ID. You will also need to bring some clothes to run in.
- Look at life Weekend This is a chance for you to find out what the UOTC is all about and experience the sort of training you will take part in on training weekends it will also assesses your leadership potential. There is no need to worry about this and it should be treated as a personal development experience. We assess your body, mind and soul through a series of basic leadership, communication, team and physical challenges. The weekend takes place at a local military training area. All transport and meals are provided free and there's even a good social event on the Saturday evening.
- Medicals this involves a short medical exam with a doctor. This might take place before the Look at life weekend.
Once you are successful, training begins the following week!