University Officers' Training Corps

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.  
Why join?

  • 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

  1. Step 1

    Find your nearest UOTC and get in contact through their page or at your Freshers' Fair

  2. Step 2

    Complete the application process and medical

  3. Step 3

    Start training!


Our Locations

  • Aberdeen

    Address: Gordon Barracks, Ellen road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB238DB Contact: 07718882926

  • Belfast

    Address: Tyrone House, 83 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6SG Contact:  07824 607567

  • Birmingham

    Address: Montgomery House, Stoney Lane, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8AT Contact: 0121 449 3741

  • Bristol

    Address: The Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LG Contact: 01985 223800

  • Cambridge

    Address: Army Reserve Centre, Coldham's Lane,Cambridge,CB1 3HS Contact: 01223 247818

  • East Midlands

    Address: Army Reserve Centre, Broadgate Beeston, Nottingham,NG9 2HF Contact: 0115 968 3820

  • Edinburgh

    Duke of Edinburgh House,301 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH13 0LA Contact: 0131 310 5443/5468

  • Exeter

    Exeter UOTC, Wyvern Barracks, EXETER, Devon, EX2 6AR Tel: 01392 492452 Email: [email protected]

  • Glasgow and Strathclyde

    95 University Place, GLASGOW G12 8SU Contact: 0141 339 6611

  • Leeds (Headquarters)

    Carlton Barracks, Leeds LS7 1HE Contact: 01904 668724

  • Leeds (York Detachment)

    Worsley Barracks, Fulford Road, York YO10 4EB Contact: 01904 668724

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool detachment: Crawford Hall, Mather Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool L18 6HF Contact: 0151 729 2030

  • Lancaster

    Lancaster detachment: Alexandra Barracks, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3NY Contact: 0151 729 2030

  • London

    Yeomanry House, Handel Street, LONDON, WC1N 1NP Contact: 0207 414 3880

  • Canterbury

    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

  • Northumbrian

    St Cuthberts Keep, Holland Drive, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4LD Contact: 0191 239 5328

  • Oxford

    Falklands House, Oxpens Road Oxford, OX1 1RX Contact: 01865 255341

  • Sheffield

    Somme Barracks, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2HU Contact: 0114 2526315

  • Southampton

    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

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