Hi everyone - my first post! I have a few questions. As of next year I will have finished my degree and will either have a full time job or will be studying towards professional qualifications to become a lawyer (hopefully!). During my degree I did look at joining OTC but decided against it. However, I am thinking that I would like to join as a TA - probably an intelligence officer as this seems to match my skills set best. Onto the questions! If I join and am employed, then it won't be a problem if I get called up to Afghanistan, my employer will just have to deal with it. But, if I am in the position where I am studying as a post-graduate, I really will not be in a position to leave the UK because of exams etc. Would this be a problem? If I was taking exams to become a lawyer, I would quite like to join the army as a lawyer on qualification if this makes any difference. Also, I'd be really interested to hear from anyone that is an int officer. I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself in for if I am called up - how much front line work is there? Do women work on the front line? Or would I be limited to being on base? Thanks in advance for replies!