University Officers' Training Corps

Cambridge UOTC

Cambridge UOTC recruits from Universities in the East Anglia Region with 2 detachments; Cambridge and Norwich.


Who we are

Cambridge University Officers' Training Corps is a non-deployable Army Reserve unit offering university students the opportunity to undertake Reserve Officer training modules over their time at university. The UOTC provides a standard of experience and training that is well respected within the Army, and highly sort after by numerous civilian employers.

When on duty, due to being part of the Army Reserve, cadets are paid for their time and devotion. It must be noted that university study is always a student’s priority, all training is designed to fit around your academic calendar. There is no obligation for a student who joins to then go on and serve in the Regular Army, or the Army Reserve.

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We give you the chance to grow your leadership skills for either a career in the military or in the civilian world. We offer our students the ability to challenge themselves by going out of your comfort zone to develop not just through military training but, also via sport and social functions.

We have an enviable forecast of events whether you want to test your military skills and be part of the Cambrian Patrol Team; demonstrate your sporting prowess in our netball, rugby, hockey or Polo teams; get fit at our Strength & Conditioning sessions at both Cambridge and Norwich; lead an Expedition in UK or overseas, or attend social functions including our very prestigious black-tie Annual Dinner at St Johns College with VVIP guests.



Sport, social and adventurous training activities are a key part of life in Cambridge UOTC, our students partake in and organise numerous functions and events throughout the year. This year Cambridge UOTC Officer Cadets will undertake:

  • Exercise SACRE BLEU- The opportunity to learn to ski or develop you base skills to ski tour
  • Annual Dinner at St Johns College, Cambridge.
  • Exercise BLUE PETRA –a high profile Defence Engagement Exercise to Jordan
  • Exercise BLUE OXBRIDGE – a joint leadership development weekend with Oxford UOTC
  • Many overseas Adventure Training Expeditions in Summer- trekking, kayaking, sailing
  • Military attachment and familiarisation weekends

Interested in joining us?

If you would like the team to contact you with more information about joining our UOTC please fill in the form on the link below.

Expression of interest form