Hey guys, I am currently a student in Liverpool and im looking at joining the RNR while at uni. I have experience of what the army reserves are like via an UOTC. Now don't get me wrong I do enjoy the UOTC and would transfer into the reserves but most roles all seem the same pace on exercises. Infantry, cavalry all tab round, dig in and shoot etc, artillery stand at a gun and load and signals sit on a radio. On the plus there are lots of opportunities in the army reserves for adventure training skiing etc. or getting qualifications e.g. driving licenses, apprenticeships. And yes I know about the army giving money when you join up but im not after the money; anyway all reserves are paid on the same scales. I'm after improving my qualifications, my self and my confidence and serving my country. 1. Does the RNR offer more variety on weekends obviously after basic training? 2. What qualifications can you get in the RNR? 3. Is there opportunities for adventure training? 4. When do you pick your branch? 5. If I decided to go regular RN after university either rating or officer would the RNR mind or is there a process to follow?