The whole weekend was fantastic, I’ve never really done anything like this before and getting to spend the weekend in such a history-rich place was amazing.

Officer Cadet Harriet Sexton

Senior Midshipman Emily O’ Donovan, Oxford URNU, said “The weekend was really enjoyable and reminded me of my first Dartmouth weekend! It was heartening to see the different URNU students from across the country pitch in and make a great effort for the weekend.

"It was a great opportunity to catch up with my predecessor for the Oxford URNU, James Letten who is currently undertaking Phase 1 training."

Sub Lieutenant Will Robinson RNR, Oxford URNU, said "I am extremely pleased with the enthusiasm the Oxford URNU New Entry applied to the weekend. They have truly lived up to the new Unit motto of ‘Steadfast and Determined’".

Oxford is one of 15 URNUs located across the UK offering opportunities to 750 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities.

The URNU's mission is: "To develop an understanding of the Naval Service in undergraduates, so that those who go into civilian employment are positive advocates thereof and to facilitate a Naval Career for those who choose one."

The URNU is a chance to experience military life without commitment and gain new skills applicable to all walks of life.

Words by: Mid Emily O' Donovan.