Not your average university society
The University Officers’ Training Corps (UOTC) is an Army Reserve unit that recruits exclusively from university students. Its aim is to train the future generation of Officers for both the Regulars and Reserves, however there is no commitment to join after university.
What we do
University students who join the University Officers' Training Corps will have the opportunity to undertake Reserve Officer training modules designed to fit around their degrees. This will teach you everything from how to wear a uniform correctly to the ability to lead others in stressful situations. The UOTC provides a standard of experience and training that is well respected within the Army, and highly sought after by numerous civilian employers.
The UOTC also develops leadership through Sport and Adventurous Training. Each unit has teams for most major sports and in Adventurous Training, you can experience everything from kayaking to rock climbing.
The University Officers' Training Corps
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Why you should join
You will be given internationally recognised leadership training, make life-long friends and earn money.
All training is designed to fit around your academic calendar, your studies will always have priority.
And like any other university society, every unit holds regular social events. These can anything from formal Regimental dinners to fancy dress nights!
Deferred Student Scheme
The Deferred Student Scheme offers the opportunity for those who have a confirmed place at University, but who have deferred it, to join the University Officers Training Corps closest to their home location.
- Learn new transferrable skills, have exciting adventures and make new friends
- Get paid for all the activity you undertake with flexible training opportunities of up to 44 days
- No commitment to join the Army or remain in the UOTC at the end of the scheme
Applicants must be over 18 and meet all Army eligibility requirements.
Successful applicants should follow the standard application process for their closest UOTC.
How to apply
Find your nearest UOTC and get in contact through their page or at your Freshers' Fair
Complete the application process and medical
Address: Roy Strathdee Building, 152 Don St, Aberdeen AB24 1XQ Contact: 01224 483861
Address: Tyrone House, 83 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SG Contact: 07824 607567
Address: Montgomery House, Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8AT Contact: 0121 449 3741
Address: The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LG Contact: 01985 223800
Address: Army Reserve Centre, Coldham's Lane,Cambridge,CB1 3HS Contact: 01223 247818
Address: Army Reserve Centre, Broadgate Beeston, Nottingham,NG9 2HF Contact: 0115 968 3820
Duke of Edinburgh House,301 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0LA Contact: 0131 310 5443/5468
Exeter UOTC, Wyvern Barracks, EXETER, Devon, EX2 6AR Tel: 01392 492452 Email: RMAS-Gp-OTC-Exeter-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk
Glasgow and Strathclyde
95 University Place, GLASGOW G12 8SU Contact: 0141 339 6611
Carlton Barracks, Leeds LS7 1HE Contact: 01904 668724
Leeds (York Detachment)
Worsley Barracks, Fulford Road, York YO10 4EB Contact: 01904 668724
Liverpool detachment: Crawford Hall, Mather Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool L18 6HF Contact: 0151 729 2030
Lancaster detachment: Alexandra Barracks, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3NY Contact: 0151 729 2030
Yeomanry House, Handel Street, LONDON, WC1N 1NP Contact: 0207 414 3880
Canterbury Detachment: Leros Barracks, Sturry Road, CANTERBURY CT1 1HR Contact: 0207 414 3880
Manchester and Salford
University Barracks, Boundary Lane, Manchester M15 6DH Contact: 0161 255 3287
St Cuthberts Keep, Holland Drive, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4LD Contact: 0191 239 5328
Falklands House, Oxpens Road Oxford, OX1 1RX Contact: 01865 255341
Somme Barracks, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HU Contact: 0114 2526315
32 Carlton Place, Southampton SO15 2DX Contact: 023 8033 2211 / 8022 1581
Tayforth - St Andrews
Wyvern House, City Road, St Andrews KY16 9HW Contact: 01382 225981
Tayforth - Dundee
16 Park Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5HG Contact: 01382 225981
Tayforth - Stirling
Meadowforth Road, Stirling, FK7 7SD Contact: 01382 225981
Wales - Aberystwyth
Army Reserve Centre, Boulevard Street, Brieuc, Aberystwyth, SY23 1PH Contact: 029 20726183
Wales - Bangor
The Barracks, Llanberis Road, Caernarfon, LL55 2DD Contact: 029 20726183
Wales - Swansea
Army Reserve Centre, John Chard VC House, Glamorgan Street, Swansea, SA1 3SY Contact: 029 20726183
Wales - Cardiff
Ty Richard Wain VC, Maindy Barracks, Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 3YE Contact: 029 20726183
Yorkshire Officer Training Regiment
Yorkshire Officers’ Training Regiment, Carlton Barracks, Calton Gate, Leeds LS7 1HE Contact: (01904) 66 8624