TA and University?

#1
How does this work, can you be sent to Telic or similar while at university.

Im thinking of joining and this is the one big question I have.
 
#2
From what I gather Rab, you can avoid mobilisation if you are at univeristy.

However, I plan on doing a tour between my second and third year. Be a man Rab, you know you want to.
 
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#3
If you’re in full time education then you can’t be called up, as the TA is currently operating under voluntary mobilisation this isn’t an issues for you one way or the other.

As you’re looking to commission, if your uni has an OTC join them over the TA.
 
#5
I received complusory mobilisation papers for Telic 1, my university appealed the call up and it was revoked. For compulsory mobilisation appeals to be considered there was 3 main criteria:-

a) being in full time education

b) self employed

c) a carer.

They are working on voluntary mobilisations, but they said that only a few weeks before all of the Telics :eek: :eek:
 
#6
If you were at uni and in the TA , you would be liable for a call up, you would be eligible sometime after the scouts and brownies were mobilisised. However I do have a mate who is at uni and in 4 para. He volunteered for a telic tour , between his bsc and hons year. He saw it as a novel way of clearing the student debt. It also got him his first tape as there was a lack of lance comicals going from his unit, his progession was slightly accelerated.
 
#8
#9
Stab, before getting your c0ck out and having a whinge, I could'nt actually see on there where it says anything about mobilistation whilst at University.

Thats why I asked.
 
#10
I'm afraid it does say Rab, right at the end.

Plus obviously no fear of mobilisation. Just worth considering
Of course, asking for some slightly more in-depth advice couldn't hurt could it?
 
#11
The second to last sentence

"Plus obviously no fear of mobilisation."

I suggest you get an eye test before progressing your army career further. However, I'll make it clearer for future nuggets.
 
#12
The Arrsepedia wrote:
The OTC can be more accommodating to your student life than TA plus in one year at OTC I did way more training and learnt loads more than recruits do these days as it's so drawn out. Good base for TA when you leave. And you don't have to be a Pot Offr to want to play with them. Myself and a few other ex OTCers at my unit have not gone down the commissioning route, but had some valauble experience when we joined. Socially, it's ace. Plus obviously no fear of mobilisation. Just worth considering.
Ok, I read that as referring to the OTC, as it seems like an OTC section of the post not the TA. If its mlarring on my part then fair shout, but I did read that peice first before I posted.
 
#13
Xplosiverab said:
The Arrsepedia wrote:
The OTC can be more accommodating to your student life than TA plus in one year at OTC I did way more training and learnt loads more than recruits do these days as it's so drawn out. Good base for TA when you leave. And you don't have to be a Pot Offr to want to play with them. Myself and a few other ex OTCers at my unit have not gone down the commissioning route, but had some valauble experience when we joined. Socially, it's ace. Plus obviously no fear of mobilisation. Just worth considering.
Ok, I read that as referring to the OTC, as it seems like an OTC section of the post not the TA. If its mlarring on my part then fair shout, but I did read that peice first before I posted.
Rab you are quite correct that it read like that, but a search in this forum would have also brought back several threads asking this question and getting the same answer.

confusingly probably containing several of the same wrong answers as Goku and BeastAppreciationSociety gave.

Goku,

Being a student does NOT exempt you from being mobilised. It does however give you one of the legitimate grounds for appealling against the mobilisation and in this case there is no question of your appeal being unsuccesful.

BeastAppreciationSociety said:
If you were at uni and in the TA , you would be liable for a call up, you would be eligible sometime after the scouts and brownies were mobilisised.
absolute rubbish. If you are at Uni and in the OTC then you are only able to be mobilised under extreme threat to the UK mainland. (We'll not get into the whole discussion about whether the scouts and brownies would be more effective :p )

If you are at uni and in the TA (Group A) then you are as eleigible for mobilisation as anyone else in the TA - i.e.if you are Fit For Role.

Your civilian occupation - wahtever it is - doesn't come into the equation.

Humph.
 
#14
Thankyou Humphrey, glad to know I got that right. I don't know how many times I re-read that peice to make sure I hadn't fcuked up before replying to STAB!
 
#15
BeastAppreciationSociety. said:
If you were at uni and in the TA , you would be liable for a call up, you would be eligible sometime after the scouts and brownies were mobilisised. .
Xplosiverab- sorry if i've misled you. I was under the impression that any student in the TA was exempt from a call up. I now stand corrected.

When I was looking at the various T.A regs in glasgow back in 2001, I did ask the question , and the reply I got was that I would ''be the last to go, just in-front of the brownies.''
This was asked before the Iraq/Afghanistan situation came up, and im guessing a relative quiet period for the T.A, hence their confidence that there was no chance of a six+ month holiday. In the end I was recommended by rcb to transfer from my chosen reg to the local otc, hence my not knowing that students are now eligible to be called up.

Yet again apologies for mis-leading you and my thanks to humps for setting you and me both straight.

BeastAS
 
#16
No problem mate, you advised to the best of your ability on a subject you felt you were certain of. Just because the information has changed recently isn't a reflection on you.
 
#17
Humphrey_De_Tiluel said:
Being a student does NOT exempt you from being mobilised. It does however give you one of the legitimate grounds for appealling against the mobilisation and in this case there is no question of your appeal being unsuccesful.
Yes very good. I should have seen this coming.

Rab: Humph is theoretically correct. However, in practical terms, it's easier to tell people that they will not be mobilised as a student. Short of the Red Hordes sweeping accross the channel, of course. However, that's got less chance of happening than Death_Rowums's post count going over 1000 within four months of joining the site.

If you don't mind, Humph, I'd like to add your comments to the wiki page.

Edited to add: No need to add your comments, Humph. Abacus has jumped in and added his own comments. With dodgy English too.
 
#18
StabTiffy2B said:
However, in practical terms, it's easier to tell people that they will not be mobilised as a student.
So STUDENTS!!!

NO CHANCE OF MOBILISATION

PART TIME WORK - FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS --- DON'T FANCY A WEEKEND DON'T TURN UP

CHEAP BEER

JOIN THE TA
 
#20
No but it'd get more recruits for my unit and because of our primary role, we'd actually be able to mobilise them (mobilisation in primary role would last 1-4 weeks). We also need people who know IT and prime group that provides this are students.
 
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