BRNC Entry: September 2013

#2
I am hoping to be in by then. My AFCO said I could be looking at September entry - I've got fitness test, interview and AIB to go.


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#5
Hi, seems you've got a fair bit to go then before you know for sure- best of luck with it all!

Probably still early days for the September lot to know where they stand - but if anyone knows for sure that they are entering in the September intake I would very much like to hear from you.
 
#17
Hi Smevs, Good stuff - congratulations on passing AIB! What are you going in as? I was looking for other people to see what kind of preparation they are doing in the run up, as there is a good two months before entry. Were you told when to expect your joining pack?
 
#18
Cheers, in as an MEO you? Joining pack arrived last week....... soooo many forms to fill in it's not even funny.

Prep wise, nothing I didn't do for AIB really. The fitness program is of a fairly low standard, so i'm just carrying on with my normal routine; running, gym, footy etc. Keeping up to scratch on all the navy stuff, trawling RR and laughing hysterically at some of the threads. Only thing extra I'm gonna do is have a look at the rule of the road, and they ask you to read 1 book off each section of the reading list, so i'll have to go the library and see if i can pick some of them up. Other than that, I get up at 6.15 mon-fri to go to work anyway so the getting up is o biggie for me. Just need to start going to bed a bit later to cut down on the sleep. What about you any plans?
 
#19
Hi! Thanks for that, its good to hear from people in the same situation! I am entering the Medical branch. I asked specifically about the joining pack as I haven't got mine! I passed AIB 2 months ago and got all my acceptance letters but no pack- so I am at a bit of a loss as to the reading/kit list. I just thought they hadn't sent them out yet but I will investigate this further!

I am doing the same as you with fitness- gym, swimming, running. Had a go at the swimming test in a boiler suit at my local pool and looked like a bit of a plonker on a Saturday morning! Good idea about going to bed later - I am fine with getting up too but can tend to crash fairly early into the evening!

I am really looking forward to starting but it seems so far away at the moment!
 
#20
Nice that you want to prepare and all that but I wouldn't bother staying up to acclimatise yourself to less sleep. Sleep at Dartmouth really isn't a problem if you don't dawdle with your personal admin.

Also, I don't know if it's the same one I had, but don't be lured into a false sense of security by the fitness booklet. Especially for the medic, fitness is by far the most important thing to square away; you won't be at Dartmouth long enough to worry about much else.

Final tip: don't go mad on preparation. Enjoy your last months of freedom instead. The backphasers should keep you all on the straight and narrow till you get your bearings anyway.
 

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