Check out what these Yorkshire university students have been up to!
Covid-19 may have prevented them taking part in an international exercise in the Netherlands this summer, but students with Yorkshire Officer Training Regiment (OTR) have been out and about for some socially-distanced training closer to home.
“Learning weapons skills is one if things I enjoy most about being with the OTR, so it’s nice that we’re having these few days out together on the ranges,” said Alice Wilkinson, aged 19, from London, who is about to start her second year of a psychology degree at the University of York.
Alice is one of 35 students from universities across Yorkshire who were among the first of two groups taking part in the training exercise, held over two separate sessions over in September.
“The good thing about being in the OTR is that you get to know people that you might never come across otherwise and you really do make friends for life,” said Jessica Jones, aged 22, from Berkshire, who is about to start her third year of a business management degree at the University of York.
“I’m happy to be back doing things again with the OTR now that lockdown has eased. I’m thinking of going into the Army when I graduate so this is a great chance for me to find out what it would be like.”
To find out more about joining the Yorkshire Officer Training Regiment, contact:
For Leeds, York and Hull universities:
Leeds UOTC: Capt Richard Booth (PSAO)
For Sheffield universities:
Sheffield UOTC: Capt Sam Rodgers (PSAO)