Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by keeley, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. Hi
    Just wondering if anyone can shed any light on being sponsored to do a uni course while in the army.
    I've been offered to go to uni after my basic training to study, but this came as a surprise when I went for my final interview at my ACIO this week. So I haven't been given much info on it.
    I still have to do ADSC which is this Thursday so if I pass I'll be offered the place officially and they'll give me all the info, I'm assuming. But until then does any1 have any info on being a full time student as a soldier? I know I'll have to attend classes in full uniform. Will I have to live on a garrison or student accommodation? Any general info will be appreciated (I can't seem to find a thread on here relevant to this)
    Thanx in advance.
  2. Can't help with your question, but out of interest what trade are you applying for?
  3. Look up a user on here called The Iron. He is the most knowledgable about all things recruiting wise.
  4. I'm goin into the dental corps. Ive already got quals from civvy life
  5. The Army has an education grant, which is the best kept secret in NATO. I used it to do a couple of computer courses, and some other lads did A levels and BTECs at a local college. The last year of my career, I started an Open University degree, which I continued as a civvy and got a B.Sc(Hons) in IT & Computing.

    I know some officers get time out to do degree courses at bricks-and-mortar universities.
  6. I'm confused.

    You are already a qualified dentist? If so, you are presumably going back to University for further specialist training? If not, presumably you have shortlisted for a Dental/Medical cadetship?

    More info needed.
  7. The poster didn't say he was a dentist.
  8. I'm qualified in dental nursing (I'm female by the way) and yes I'll be doing a uni course in dental hygiene all being well.
  9. The armed forces have a Dental Hygienist training school in Aldershot so you will not be 'going to university'. As you are already a qualified DN it seems to me that it has been suggested that you might consider hygienist training. Is this something you want to do?

    Have a look at the careers info:

    Army page:

    British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy: Interested in a career as a dental hygienist/ dental hygienist-therapist?
  10. Yes this is what I wanted to do, but I was told that they were stopping the hygienist role with the army & they would employ civvy ones instead. But it's seem they have offered me to train before they stop it altogether
  11. Thanks for the links.
  12. Then go for it. As I said before, the training is in Aldershot where you will do Phase 2 training whether joining as a dental nurse or student hygienist.
  13. I'm defo gonna go for it. :)
    I'm sure I read that all the medical corps that were based at aldershot were being relocated. I may be wrong tho, do u know anythin bout this?