Royal Navy Vs University

Beeline

Lantern Swinger
I have already been to Uni once, well for a year, and did crummy Primary teaching, but I have a place at Portsmouth to do a totally pointless degree, which will probably be interesting, not quite £21,000 worth of interesting mind, but fun! But what to doooo! I will be too old soon, I do not want to go all Old School on campus, and I want to join the cheerleading team to fulfil a lifeling ambition of mine :lol: The URNU looks good, but when I contacted them the polite man basically stated that they get so many applicants every year that unless you are amazing you won't get in, so not to be dissapointed, think he was suggesting something.

Nice to know other people have no clue about what to do either! I know what I want to eventually do, but decisions decisions decisions. I need an 8 ball. Good luck in whatever you do :) Uni was awesome, I loved every second of it except for the course; but you get the experience of living away and meeting new people etc in the Navy too- and you dont have to go around nicking other peoples food as your loan seemed to spend itself on cheap alcohol and pizza.
 

T1989

Midshipman
I'm currently at uni and was all set to leave and join up. I was told there is a 2 year wait and I have 2 years left of my degree...a sign perhaps...anyway I'm staying on and doing my degree whilst I go through the application process. Best of both worlds I suppose. But I would leave tomorrow if Raleigh had room!!
 
thereverend said:
Hull's shit. That's all I have to say on the matter

If you can't trap in Hull, then you are officially ugly. "Tower for an hour" anyone?!

Hull is awesome if you take it for what it is - don't expect an enclave of west London.

If you do do War Studies, pse don't become an utter bore during BRNC and your subsequent career.....
 

thereverend

War Hero
alfred_the_great said:
thereverend said:
Hull's shit. That's all I have to say on the matter

If you can't trap in Hull, then you are officially ugly. "Tower for an hour" anyone?!

Hull is awesome if you take it for what it is - don't expect an enclave of west London.

If you do do War Studies, pse don't become an utter bore during BRNC and your subsequent career.....

Tower re-opened recently. Then it shut down again. I'm not sure but I think it opened again. Either way it's a dive but like you say, good for getting yer wick wet.

Granted, it's not all bad, I'm just a bit sick of it.
 

Beeline

Lantern Swinger
Tomahawk said:
It's ok. Decided to go to Uni then the Navy. Kent for War Studies is my firm choice.

Congrats, one of my mateys goes to Kent, they love it! They are in the OTC, and as well as having a 2 week outdoor trip in the holidays to Dartmoor; she is going to Seattle for a month...and getting paid for it! There may be slight possible moral arguments about er-why a student is getting paid to do a lot for not actually being involved in the military operationally or anything, but you know- may as well enjoy it if you can.

:?
 

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
Im pretty sure they would like you to have an experience in civvy life such as going to uni ( first time you have stayed away from home for a long time ect.)
and also to see if you have the brains to retain alot of infomation? ;)
WS2B
 

cambsrecruit

Midshipman
I went to uni first, graduated last year. However I was also looking into a career in the RN before I went off to university, and I'm really glad I decided to wait until now to pursue a career in the RN. Purely because I changed so much over the 3 years of uni, I realise now that I'm in a far better position personally to take on the challenges of the RN than I was at 17 when I fist thought of applying. Uni teaches you more than a degree, you pick up tonnes of life skills as well, many things that can aid you in all aspects of life.

However as others have said, it's a completely personal question which only you can answer. If you've got your heart set on the RN now then give it a shot, just make sure that the decision that you make is an informed one.

Good luck with whatever you choose to pursue!
 

2_deck_dash

War Hero
I fcuked off the chance of uni and joined the mob at 16, partly because I wanted to see the World and experience the fantastic things the RN had to offer, but mostly because I was too much of a dumb fcuk to get into 6th form and I didn't fancy Tescos or the young offender's institute.

10 years, 43 Countries and countless women later, I am running a factory with around 35 employees and am earning roughly twice what any of my uni educated mates are, all of whom have the added bonus of being around 20 grand in debt.

Uni, it's for winners. :roll:
 
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