otc - officer trainng corps

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Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian University students who have successfully completed each stage of military training, or been appointed to positions of responsibility in their University Service Unit, have this information included on their Higher Education Achievement Report when they graduate.

Officer Cadet training is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute towards an Award or Certificate in Management and Leadership.

The Committee Prize encourages leadership through military expertise, public service commitment and our Service Unit activities.  It is awarded to the Officer Cadet who demonstrates outstanding achievement from among our nominees for the Council of Military Education Committees Prize.  The Prize comprises a Certificate and a cheque for £100, presented at the Annual Dinner.

Royal Naval Unit

The Universities Royal Naval Unit provides training in a wide range of naval skills and excellent opportunities for personal development. The aim is to inform a wide spectrum of high calibre students of the need for, and role of, the Royal Navy, and to develop awareness of career opportunities within the Service. This is achieved through education about the role, structure, capabilities and traditions of the Royal Navy, whilst developing students' professional and communication skills through classroom-based and sea-going navigation and seamanship training. The Unit's own Ship, HMS Pursuer, sails at weekends to conduct training and deploys for three weeks at Easter and six weeks during the summer to various ports around the United Kingdom and Northern Europe. Unit members are paid for all training activities.

Royal Naval Unit, 95 University Place, Glasgow, G12 8SU
t: 0141-337 1666

Officers' Training Corps

The Universities Officers' Training Corps provides lots of opportunities for leadership and adventurous training, but first you have to learn to be a soldier. You'll find out about weapon handling, map reading, first aid and, most importantly, teamwork. Enjoying life and having fun is taken very seriously in the UOTC: from a drink after training to great parties and formal black-tie dinner nights. You get the challenge of training as a soldier, you can play sport, there's the opportunity to travel, you'll enjoy a fantastic social life and you get paid. More than that, joining the OTC offers you confidence and the kind of training in leadership and teamwork that employers are crying out for.

Officers' Training Corps, 95 University Place, Glasgow, G12 8SU
t: 0141-339 6611

Air Squadron

The Universities Air Squadron is your chance to learn to fly without paying for it. You can fly the Grob Tutor aircraft with instruction from highly qualified RAF pilots. You will also be a member of an exclusive and rewarding club that provides opportunities for you really to excel, and enjoy, yourself in other areas such as sports, adventurous training, expeditions and social events.

Air Squadron, 12 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6AX
t: 0141-332 2548

Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme

The Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme provides education and support to students preparing for a career as an engineer or technical officer in the Armed Forces or MoD Civil Service.  The Scheme provides academic support to students alongside adventurous training and sporting opportunities with the aim of promoting personal development and leadership.  Aiming to produce the brightest and best Officers joining the Armed Forces through academic and sporting excellence, the Scheme is an excellent proposition for anyone considering a career in Defence.

Members of DTUS are able to study at the University of Strathclyde and train with the University Service Units, while being members of Trojan Squadron.

Defence has closed the Scheme, with the final entry of Defence bursars being in 2021.

Trojan Squadron, HMS Calliope, South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 2BE
t: 01914 998245

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did you know - the University's Air Squadron's Tutor aircraft can pull up to 6g and loses 11000ft/min in a spin