Deferring University Entry Waiting for Officer Application?

CiviPilot

Newbie
Good Evening All.

I am in a bit of a dilemma, Prior to Covid-19 my application was going at a reasonable pace and was a decent way through, Only had AIB and FATs (Retake) + Air medical to really go. Then Covid-19 happened and my application has been understandably on hold. This means I am now in the position that I will be unlikely ready for January or possibly even May Dartmouth intakes next year. as I would have to redo Fitness, Medical, etc as they will now have had their time expire.

I wouldn't really like to go to Uni for only a year as it seems like an enormous waste of money for something I would receive no credit for. The only argument would be the possible maturity benefit of moving away to Uni (Help with AIB) My plan was to defer my university entry to next September at such time I would know whether my application had been successful and whether I will need to reapply after University.

Hopefully, People here will have a view, Hopefully, some good advice :)
 

Fuzzy_75

Newbie
Im in the same boat, just got my AIB and medical left. Ive asked CNR if my virtual AIB could be bought forward but if not it looks like I'm going to uni whilst deferring my application.
 

fishhead

War Hero
I'm no expert in these matters but I think I would look for a job(any job) just to give myself the benefit of having been in that kind of environment. The job might be humdrum or it might have unexpected benefits which could be drawn on when you finally get the call from the RN. The other benefit(of course) is money in your pocket while being at Uni the money will be going the other way.
Good luck to you both in the future whatever you decide to do.
 

crash_evans

War Hero
I'm no expert in these matters but I think I would look for a job(any job) just to give myself the benefit of having been in that kind of environment. The job might be humdrum or it might have unexpected benefits which could be drawn on when you finally get the call from the RN. The other benefit(of course) is money in your pocket while being at Uni the money will be going the other way.
Good luck to you both in the future whatever you decide to do.
Concur above.


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Zoidberg

War Hero
Personally, I would go to uni.

You could leave with a HNC or whatever they're calling it these days and top it up at a later date.

You're not guaranteed a place in the RN so it's best to assume that you haven't got one.

Your sections are the only parts that even count, honestly. It isn't like you've passed and everything is a tick in the box. Plan for the worst outcome, hope for the best one.
 

soleil

War Hero
Good Evening All.

I am in a bit of a dilemma, Prior to Covid-19 my application was going at a reasonable pace and was a decent way through, Only had AIB and FATs (Retake) + Air medical to really go. Then Covid-19 happened and my application has been understandably on hold. This means I am now in the position that I will be unlikely ready for January or possibly even May Dartmouth intakes next year. as I would have to redo Fitness, Medical, etc as they will now have had their time expire.

I wouldn't really like to go to Uni for only a year as it seems like an enormous waste of money for something I would receive no credit for. The only argument would be the possible maturity benefit of moving away to Uni (Help with AIB) My plan was to defer my university entry to next September at such time I would know whether my application had been successful and whether I will need to reapply after University.

Hopefully, People here will have a view, Hopefully, some good advice :)
CiviPilot

Could you ask your CA/ACLO whether you would be able to apply for the Standard Degree Bursary and Guaranteed Place scheme?


If you chose to go to a University with a University Royal Naval Unit, that would work well.

 
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