I've justed started University aged 23, with the aim of joining the Army as an Officer once I graduate in 3 years time. I recently went through the first stage of application to the OTC (15 minute interview, leadership tasks, easy stuff), but I've found the whole thing to be based mostly around drinking and having fun, rather than core Army issues. As I'm one of those weirdo's whose gone to university to get a degree rather than party all the time, I'm looking into joining the TA instead. I'm going to meet my local TA unit this week at some point (should I go on their training evening?) to ge an idea of the committment and training, etc, but would appreciate your thoughts on this. I have a friend in the same situation as me who has been in the TA before and is going to continue at university. I'm looking to begin applying for my commission early next year or in my 2nd academic year. I've got a fair bit of leadership experience through my work history and Scout leadership, and also passed Navy Officer Selection earlier this year.