At OTC now, should I just join the reserves?

Hi all,

I'm at uni so I've joined the UOTC where I've been for the last 16 months. I do intend to join the reserves after university but I'm thinking of doing it a bit earlier, whilst I'm still at uni.

Obviously the OTC is based around term time and is a lot less serious, but the problem for me is it takes a good 2 hours to get to the unit and another 2 hours back, so even if I make it to some training evenings and weekends, I don't have the time to go for a drink at the bar and make use of the social aspect, or to even get some AT in (mainly skiing, there's more than enough applicants so the staff can pick and choose). If I join a local unit, it is as short as a 40 minute trip each way!

So my question is, is it doable or even advisable in my case to just do AOSB and Sandhurst whilst at uni?

Stick with the OTC. Focus on your degree. The army will always be there. You can do AOSB and Sandhurst through the OTC. If they think you are up to it they will support your application.

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