"Welcome to the website for students at the University of Portsmouth."
The University offers training opportunities for students with all three Services. If you are a British citizen, studying on a full-time degree course, over 18 and medically fit, then you may be eligible for membership of the University Royal Naval Unit, Army Officers' Training Corps or Air Squadron. Although these three units are based in Southampton they are open to all university students in the Solent area and there is always a strong contingent from Portsmouth. The aim of each unit is to encourage an awareness of the Armed Forces and a general involvement in the activities of the individual Service; there is no obligation to subsequently join the Services although many do. In addition to learning military skills there are plenty of opportunities for sport, adventurous training and personal development plus an excellent social life, and most students find the experience invaluable.
If you would like to find out more about what each unit does and how to apply, then visit the appropriate web site or contact the Unit direct:
Find out about the Royal Navy and maritime affairs - Go to sea in the Unit's own Archer Class ship HMS BLAZER - gain RYA qualifications in navigation and seamanship plus sailing qualifications.
Tel: 023 8022 3553
Improve your organisational, leadership, people-management and administration skills through a wide range of military and adventurous activities that will not only provide plenty of challenge but much enjoyment as well.
Tel: 023 8033 2211
Website: University Officers' Training Corps
If you are interested in flying and aviation generally this is for you. The flying and ground syllabus covers the requirement for a Private Pilot's Licence.
Tel: 023 8033 3161
Website: University Air Squadron