Hi, Iâm a student in the Republic of Ireland and I plan to study for a post-grad in Queens University, Belfast next year. When there, Iâd like to join QUOTC. However, there are two potential problems; Firstly, as the degree is one year only, will I be allowed join for such a short period? Second problem is a bit trickier. Iâm currently in the Irish Army reserves, and I wonder would it be possible to be in the OTC at the same time? Or asking in another way, could a blind eye be turned to this? I hope this isnât as ridiculous as it sounds. Belfast is as far from my home as possible and so Iâll be effectively a non-member of the Reserves until I return from NI. I would resign, except the Reserves only accept recruits, and if I left and rejoined at a later stage I would start again at the bottom. All promotion, including to officer, is effectively based on seniority so I would be discarding 7 years of service if I did that. Realistically, I see myself having a long term future in the South, so Iâd be wary of walking away from the reserves. Ethically, we are all on the same side so a year in the UK reserves shouldnât be a problem from that POV. Any thoughts? Cheers, Magister.