Research into University Service Units (USUs)
The University of Newcastle is undertaking research into the value of USUs (University Royal Navy Units, University Officer Training Corps, University Air Squadrons). In addition to the benefits reaped by the Armed Forces, the research will also focus on the value of experience in USUs for graduates of the scheme that have not gone on to a Service career, for employers of graduates who bring USU experience to their employment and for universities that host the Units.
Military Education Committees
Bristol MEC: http://www.bris.ac.uk/workinggroups/mec/
Glasgow and Strathclyde MEC: www.strath.ac.uk/mec
Manchester and Salford MEC: www.cse.salford.ac.uk/mec.php
Northumbrian Universities MEC: www.http://www.numec.org/
University Service Units
University Royal Navy Units – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmVW3DHJ0Bs&feature=related
University Officers Training Units – http://www.army.mod.uk/UOTC/10766.aspx
University Air Squadron – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni7QwG16SZw
Defence Technical Undergraduate Sceme – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92cAxsuPe1A
Defence Sixth Form College – www.dsfc.ac.uk
DTOEES – www.da.mod.uk/dtoees
DTOEES/DTUS News – www.da.mod.uk/dtoees/news-and-announcements/RSS
Leadership and Management Awarding Bodies
Officer Cadets in University Service Units gain theoretical and practical leadership knowledge as part of their training. The University Service Units have arranged with two of the leading awarding bodies a way in which this experience can be recognised. Awards gained can be built on in an individual’s later career whether in Service or civilian life. Further information about Awards can be obtained from the following organisations:
Chartered Management Institute – www.managers.org.uk/management-training-development-and-qualifications
Institute of Leadership and Management – www.i-l-m.com/default.aspx
Legasee was launched on 11th February 2011. It is a social history project which interviews British war veterans, creating an online archive for use as an educational tool for schools, colleges, museums and similar. Legasee is keen to work with military educational departments.
Full information on Legasee and access to interviews can be found at www.legasee.org.uk.