ARRSE forums, I am intending to sign up for the parachute regiment on monday as a soldier, and there are a couple of things I'd like information on if anyone is free to give it. Firstly I have previously been diagnosed as having had an episode of acute (short-term) psychosis that lasted approximately one week, although both myself and my doctor have since agreed that it was simply the side effect of tremendous sleep loss, though the diagnosis has not been updated or overturned. It's certainly not ongoing and it's been more than a year since the event, and I need to know whether or not this will affect my application. I notice that psychosis is a disqualifying condition, however the armyjobs.mod.uk requirements say "ongoing psychiatric conditions", and it couldn't be less ongoing (I contest whether it was ever 'going' at all). Secondly, I am quite far into studying a physics degree via the open university, and I am on track for a first, so I am reluctant to give it up. I was originally going to apply after I had my degree but I cannot wait any longer. I have heard suggestions that I might be able to continue studying whilst in the army, and if anyone has any information on how viable this might be I'd like to know about that too.