University Officers' Training Corps

Exeter UOTC


Exeter University Officers' Training Corps (EUOTC) is a unique society where students from all walks of life thrive, having exciting and rewarding experiences and make friends for life. As a member of EUOTC you will have amazing adventures and develop transferable skills. You can do all of this alongside your studies, with the added bonus of being paid! As a member of the UOTC you have no commitment to a career in the Army after university.

Based in Wyvern Barracks, not far from Exeter City Centre, we are an Army Reserve unit that recruits exclusively from university students across Exeter,  Plymouth and sometimes further afield.

We're affiliated to University of Exeter, Plymouth University, Plymouth Marjon University, Exeter and Plymouth City Colleges (university level courses only).

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Exeter UOTC is now recruiting for the 22/23 academic year

As well as the dates shown below, we'll also have groups of OCdts walking around the University campuses from 19th - 24th Sept so why not come and speak to them about joining.

1. University of Plymouth - 20 Sept

2. University of Exeter (St Lukes Campus) 22 Sept

3. University of Exeter (Streatham Campus) 24th Sept

We'll be holding briefing nights at Exeter UOTC on the 21st and 28th Sept for anyone that may be interested.  This the chance to see what we do and speak to the staff and OCdts; there's even a free meal and drink for those that attend.

Expression of Interest

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The Exeter University Officers' Training Corps (EUOTC) offers a unique experience to university students looking to challenge and develop themselves, make life-long friends and get paid. 

Training takes place in Exeter on a Wednesday evening during term time and at other locations over the south west on weekends.  Once a year we conduct a two week training period.

You will receive internationally recognised Military and leadership training along with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of sports and adventurous training activities. The training is designed to fit around your academic commitments, and you are under no obligation to join the Regular Army or Army Reserves.

Click below to find out if you are eligible to join now!

Am I eligible ?

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Exeter UOTC fields competitive teams in many disciplines such as Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football and much more. As an Officer Cadet you will be supported to try new sports and even compete at the highest levels in your chosen field.

Adventurous Training features strongly throughout the UOTC year and enables Officer Cadets to test and stretch their limits. You can train in anything from kayaking in the UK to skiing the Alps, rock climbing in Bavaria and everything in between.

 To find out more, simply click the link below!


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We also have a fantastic social calendar, from glittering regimental dinners and cocktail parties to casual fancy dress events, Exeter UOTC has everything you need to enhance and complement your time at university.

Simply click the link below, we will contact you with more information on how to start the application process.  


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After experiencing the camaraderie and wealth of opportunity that being part of the UOTC brings, you might decide a career in the Army is for you.

There are a number of Army Officer bursaries available to support you through university, helping you to reach your full potential.

You could be eligible for a bursary of up to £25,000 or £75,000 if you are a medical student.

Click below to find out more!



  1. STEP 1

    Click on the 'EXPRESSION OF INTEREST' form or contact us on the details below!

  2. STEP 2

    Complete the application process including a selection and a medical

  3. STEP 3

    Start training!

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