University Officers' Training Corps

Exeter UOTC

Exeter UOTC recruits from universities across the South West, including the University of Exeter, Plymouth University, Plymouth Marjon University, Exeter College (If on a university level course only), Plymouth City College (If on a university level course only), Falmouth University and the Camborne School of Mines.

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Exeter 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, Officer 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.


What we offer

Training with EUOTC is structured to fit around academic commitments with weekly training nights and several weekends over the course of the year. There is also the option to attend a 2 week annual camp that can be held in places as diverse as Gibraltar, Cyprus or the Netherlands.

The training programme is broken down into three modules with first year focusing on the basics of soldiering and your second advancing on to command and leadership principles. In your final year you have the opportunity to take on responsibility as a Junior Under Officer leading from 8-30 officer cadets from first and second year.

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Sport and Adventurous training

As part of EUOTC you can participate in a variety of sports and adventurous training, including annual ski trips, summer mountaineering expeditions and mountain biking. These courses and expeditions offer the opportunity to develop new skills and gain qualifications.

Our hockey team have been army reserve champions and Queens Challenge Cup champions several times over the past five years. Individual OCdts have had the opportunity to improve their own personal sports at the highest level with two OCdts competing at international level. The telemark team have also won the team event at the army championships several times

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Social Events

Like any university society, we host a number of social functions each year including, black tie events, balls and cocktail evenings. The unit prides itself in supporting a number of charities and local causes with numerous Officer Cadets planning on running the Plymouth half marathon this year and we will continue to support Jubilee Challenge this year as it has done for the last 20+ years.



To join us find our representatives at your Freshers Fair or get in touch with the details below!