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Northumbrian University Officer Training Corps (NUOTC) members are drawn from the universities of Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Teeside and Sunderland.

University Freshers Fair Open Evening 1 day Induction


  • Mon 11 Sep 17
  • Tue 12 Sep 17 
  • Thu 21 Sep 17 
  • Sat 30 Sep 17
  • Sun 1 Oct 17


  • Tue 19 Sep 17 
  • Thu 21 Sep 17 
  • Sat 30 Sep 17 
  • Sun 1 Oct 17


  • Wed 27 Sep 17 
  • Thu 5 Oct 17 
  • Sat 30 Sep 17
  • Sun 1 Oct 17


  • Mon 2 Oct 17
  • Tue 3 Oct 17 
  • Thu 5 Oct 17
  • Thu 12 Oct 17 
  • Sat 14 Oct 17
  • Sun 15 Oct 17


  • Wed 4 Oct 17
  • Thu 5 Oct 17 
  • Thu 5 Oct 17
  • Thu 12 Oct 17 
  • Sat 14 Oct 17
  • Sun 15 Oct 17

Thinking of joining us

NUOTC officer cadet in training.

Thinking of joining us for a challenge in your student life, to get fit and be part of a team, improve your employability status and try new activities or just want to come and have a look?

Read on to see what Northumbrian Universities Officers’ Training Corps (NUOTC) can offer you?

Step 1

We are attending Fresher Fairs at Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, Sunderland and Teesside Universities throughout September – October 2017.  Our stand is usually found amongst the other Uni Clubs & Societies, we will be wearing our black and red polo shirts and combat trousers.  We can answer any questions and tell you about activities you would expect to do and get paid for.

If you are unable to attend our email address is


or 0191 2395328 where you can find out more information and book a place on our Open Evenings or Induction days (see table for dates).

Step 2

Attend an Open Evening, we are holding 3 in 2017 (dates above).  They are located at Northumbrian Officers’ Training Corps, St Cuthbert’s Keep, Holland Drive, Newcastle, NE2 4LD building.  You will be hosted for the evening by the Officer Cadets whom attended Freshers where they can answer any further questions, you will also get to see our training facility and meet the staff.  We will also give you something to eat and you will experience the on-site bar.  Invite any friends you may have who may also be interested to this informal evening.  The evening is ran from 7pm until 9 pm with food and drinks until 10pm.  You are invited to attend any Open Evening – if you cannot attend the designated one for your university. 

Just turn up – no need to book.

Step 3

We have a lot of students each year who want to join. If you decide you would like to join you will be invited at the end of the Open Evening to sign up for a place on our induction day and a separate medical date. the induction will comprise of team command task activities, documentation and a basic fitness test.

We also offer


Sport is an essential element in military life and training.  Our main sports are football, netball, hockey and cross-country, although we have members also participate in polo and climbing locally. 

Adventure Training (AT)

NUOTC plans and participates in a high number of AT expeditions each year.  The unit has seen recent expeditions to California, the Alps, Romania, Spain, Italy, Scotland and Bavaria.  Popular activities are sailing, skiing, mountain biking, trekking and climbing. 


We offer a full and fun social calendar for Officer Cadets, formal dinners are a way of educating cadets in Mess etiquette and a taste of life as to what is on offer in a Reserve or Regular Officers’ Mess.  Less informal functions include, Halloween Parties, Fundraising Evenings, Remembrance Sunday Lunch and Christmas Parties, all held in the Mess.

Employability/Networking and Leadership Training

Integral to being an Officer Cadet is the opportunity to learn more about the Army, what it offers as full and part-time careers, financial award and bursary schemes and gap-year placements. 

Alumni Association

All former members and Staff are welcome to join.  Membership is free.  For more information contact the details below and your details will be forwarded to the association Secretary.

NUOTC Association

NOUTC skiing trip.The NUOTC Association is open to anyone who has ever been a member of Northumbrian University Officer Training Corps. It is an opportunity to keep in touch with old friends and keep up to date with events.

Members can attend any of the Association's events held during the year. It's all about catching up and reliving the glory days. If you are an ex-member and would like to join the Association, contact us and we will give you the relevant details.

Contact NUOTC

Telephone: 0191 239 5328

Email: RMAS-Gp-OTC-Northumbria-MAILBOX@mod.uk

Northumbrian Universities Officers Training Corps
St Cuthberts Keep, Holland Drive
Newcastle Upon Tyne