The discussion and lecture was hugely interesting and for students was great exposure to the research the RN undertakes

OCdt Ben Fernando

Lieutenant Will Jones RN, Commanding Officer of the Oxford URNU, said "The visit was a great way of bringing students into the fold and growing their interest over time which is particularly important for URNU attendees who have the potential to join the WE Branch in the future".

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: OCdt Ben Fernando.