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Birmingham

University Officer Training Corps Birmingham (UOTC Birmingham) is a military organisation that develops the leadership ability, self-awareness and self-confidence of selected students throughout their time at University.

Who are we?

The nature of military training will vary where you are in your UOTC career. Your first year will include basic skills such as weapon handling, map reading, First Aid, living and working in the field, as well as more exciting activities such as section attacks, recces and platoon attacks. This will prepare you for the second year which touches more on the officership side. You will be taught the process by which orders are planned and given, as well as being given more responsibility and control whilst on exercise as you command sections and platoons. The third year continues the trend of responsibility. You will be given the opportunity to help the development of the next generation of Officer Cadets, as well as there being a great deal of opportunities to develop yourself. If you pursue a Reserve Commission whilst with the UOTC, you will have the opportunity to command and manage your own platoon, and lead them both on exercise and through training.

Commitment

The nature of military training will vary where you are in your UOTC career. Your first year will include basic skills such as weapon handling, map reading, First Aid, living and working in the field, as well as more exciting activities such as section attacks, recces and platoon attacks. This will prepare you for the second year which touches more on the officership side. You will be taught the process by which orders are planned and given, as well as being given more responsibility and control whilst on exercise as you command sections and platoons. The third year continues the trend of responsibility. You will be given the opportunity to help the development of the next generation of Officer Cadets, as well as there being a great deal of opportunities to develop yourself. If you pursue a Reserve Commission whilst with the UOTC, you will have the opportunity to command and manage your own platoon, and lead them both on exercise and through training.

Military Training

The nature of military training will vary where you are in your UOTC career. Your first year will include basic skills such as weapon handling, map reading, First Aid, living and working in the field, as well as more exciting activities such as section attacks, recces and platoon attacks. This will prepare you for the second year which touches more on the officership side. You will be taught the process by which orders are planned and given, as well as being given more responsibility and control whilst on exercise as you command sections and platoons. The third year continues the trend of responsibility. You will be given the opportunity to help the development of the next generation of Officer Cadets, as well as there being a great deal of opportunities to develop yourself. If you pursue a Reserve Commission whilst with the UOTC, you will have the opportunity to command and manage your own platoon, and lead them both on exercise and through training.

Social

 As an organisation made up entirely of students, the social side is extremely important. There is an opportunity to relax at the end of every training evening, as well as there being numerous events throughout the year, including, a Christmas Dinner, Burns Night, a Spring Ball and the Regimental Dinner. In addition to these, BUOTC holds and annual Cocktail Party where Officer Cadets will have the opportunity to host various sponsors and supporters of the UOTC, and is an excellent opportunity to practice hosting and people skills.

Sports and AT

The UOTC is by no means all about military training and there are a wide variety of sports available. These include rugby, football, netball, hockey, polo and many more. If you are passionate about a sport then the UOTC is  a great place to play, or even set up a team. Each year, we compete against other UOTCs at the Queen's Cup, held at RMAS. Adventurous training is also extremely important. Birmingham UOTC has conducted numerous expeditions such as mountaineering in Bavaria, skiing in the French Alpes, hill walking in Wales as well as kayaking and canoeing. Not only will you be able to travel and try new things, you will also be paid to do so.

Universities we serve

We are supported by the Military Education Committee which is made up of representatives from each of the Universities we serve. These are:

• Aston University
• Birmingham University
• Birmingham City University
• Coventry University
• Harper Adams University College
• Keele University
• Newman University College
• Staffordshire University
• Stoke University
• University College Birmingham
• Warwick University
• Wolverhampton University
• Worcester University

UOTC Birmingham was formed in 1900 and has since then provided students with a taste of Army life. Members gain a valuable insight into leadership and management and many go on to become officers in the Regular Army or the Army Reserve.

Existing members can find more information on the UOTC Birmingham community and forum on ArmyNET. Follow the link on the right.

Contact us

Telephone: 0121 449 3741

Email: uotcbirmingham-raowo@mod.uk

UOTC Birmingham
Montgomery House, Stoney Lane
Sparkbrook
Birmingham. B12 8AT