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Social life

‘Work hard, play hard’ is a simple concept that is followed by most of the UOTCs. Whether it's relaxing with friends after a training night in the Mess (the UOTC private bar) or joining in with the games at fancy dress parties, there will always be plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy yourself.

Entertainment is key to maintaining morale within the Army and mess life within the Officer Corps is structured in a way that develops manners and networking skills, while also encouraging young people to have fun both in new creative ways and ways that respect tradition.

Mess life

Students are introduced to the requirements and structure of Army Mess life during the first year and sample the benefits. They are then actively encouraged to help organise social activities during their second year and then, in the third year, become part of the Mess Management Committee.

Formal Dinners

Throughout the year, each UOTC holds a number of formal black tie dinners. These are extravagant events offering students to experience an evening with all of the ceremonial and historical traditions upheld at a traditional dinner. It is a great chance to dress up glowingly, have a fabulous five course dinner, hold a toast to HM The Queen, and meet some high profile guests; not part of the norm for a regular Undergraduate, but frequently enjoyed by Officer Cadets.

Military Training

Your training will follow a syllabus laid out by the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the world’s premier leadership training centre.
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Thinking of joining?

An intake of new Officer Cadets usually occurs every September/October. Find out what basic requirements you need to join.

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