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The University of London Officer Training Corps (ULOTC) offers excellent opportunities for leadership development through military training, adventurous training and social activities. Founded in 1909, ULOTC is an Army Reserve unit and part of the University of London.

Thinking of joining us?

London OTC officer cadets on a training exercise.All members of ULOTC are students, either undergraduate or postgraduate, at universities or colleges within London and the South East and as a result, ULOTC reflects the cultural diversity of students in London, as well as being one of its best student clubs.

The communication, team building and leadership skills and experience gained at ULOTC are benefits for life - whether a Cadet goes on to become an Army Officer or, like the majority, takes up a civilian career.

Training and skills

Those who join us will undertake a broad range of leadership training, from military skills to adventurous pursuits, presentational skills to survival techniques, and fitness training to marksmanship. The instructors are Regular and Army Reserve officers and soldiers, and experienced officer cadets.

On training nights, Tuesdays 7-9pm, cadets learn the skills needed to take part in the weekend exercises. There is usually one weekend exercise per month. They are challenging mentally, physically or both - but always fun. Annual camp is a two-week exercise in the summer holidays and is the culmination of the year's training.

Adventurous Training

Previous expeditions have taken cadets scuba diving in the Red Sea, skiing in the Alps and jumping out of a plane in Canada. In the first year, cadets can expect a one-week adventurous training expedition, probably within the UK. In subsequent years, adventurous training exercises are more arduous, and more likely to be abroad.


Read about expedition life, in the skiing and diving reports in the documents panel on the right.



Contact us

Telephone: 020 7414 3890

Email: londonotc-0group@mod.uk

University of London Officer Training Corps
Yeomanry House, Handel Street

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