University Service Units

An opportunity to join students from other universities in the region within the armed services.

The University Service Units are connected with the armed forces and comprise: the University Officer Training Corps, the University Air Squadron and the University Royal Navy Units.

The University Service Units (USUs) are open to British and Commonwealth students studying at UK universities.

They are selective, and students are paid for their involvement with the service they choose.

Each offers you excellent developmental opportunities and are a great chance to enhance your CV.

The value of these units was explored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

University Officers' Training Corps - UOTC

The UOTC serves all universities within Greater Manchester and operates out of University Barracks, Boundary Lane, Manchester.

They offer students the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through the medium of military and adventurous training.

Visit their website for further information.

The Navy - URNUs

There are 14 University Royal Naval Units (URNUs) across the country.

The aim of the URNU is to broaden Naval understanding and develop undergraduates who show potential to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Visit their website to find out more about the URNU in Manchester.

University Air Squadrons - UAS

The University Air Squadron is a Royal Air Force sponsored organisation which aims to promote an understanding of the RAF.

They teach leadership and teamwork qualities through adventurous training, sport, flying and force development.

Visit their website to find further information.

Manchester & Salford Universities’ Military Education Committee

The Military Education Committee (MEC) provide an oversight of the three training units on behalf of The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

The MEC receives formal annual reports from each of the training units and maintains interaction between committee members and the training units throughout the year.

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