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New members wanted for Military Education Committee

New members wanted for Military Education Committee

Membership of the QUOTC is open to Queen's students

Expressions of interest are invited from academic and administrative staff for membership of the University’s Military Education Committee.

This is a Senate appointed Committee, whose main function is to oversee, on behalf of the University, the Queen’s University Officers’ Training Corps (QUOTC).

The QUOTC offers evening and weekend training activities which gives around 200 students the opportunity to develop their self-confidence, self-reliance, and initiative through the practical experience of a leadership training programme with a military orientation.  Membership is open to Queen's students and to students of other third-level educational institutions in Northern Ireland.

When students join the QUOTC, they become Officer Cadets in the Territorial Army (TA). At weekends and during the summer months, they undertake a wide variety of military training activities focusing on problem solving, resources management, and communication, leadership and motivation skills.

In addition to the leadership training opportunities, there is a wide range of social activities, including rugby, football, hockey, running, orienteering, shooting, and swimming / lifesaving.  Officer Cadets also have regular opportunities to travel overseas on adventure-training expeditions. 

Anyone interested in joining the Committee should contact the Chair, Professor Patton Taylor, on jp.taylor@union.ac.uk for further information. 

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