University Royal Naval Units (URNU)

Learn today, Lead tomorrow

To inspire individuals through leadership and maritime training,

whilst facilitating a career in the Royal Navy for those who choose

Who are we?

The University Royal Naval Unit (URNU), under the command of Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), aims to broaden the understanding of the Royal Navy among university students of all ages. It offers you the chance to develop transferable skills, whether it be through public speaking or discipline, by exposing you to leadership and management opportunities. 

What's in it for me?

The URNU provides you with the chance to experience military life without commitment. In short, it is a chance to meet likeminded people who may even become your friends for life. You will be given the chance of deployment on Royal Navy Warships, where you will participate in naval exercises designed to develop your Communication, Leadership, and Management Skills. 

Training and Experience

During your time with the URNU, you will have the opportunity to undertake bespoke training that will facilitate your personal and professional development. By exposing you to a range of core training, our aim is to prepare each member for the challenges that may be faced in the future, no matter what career choice you make. Providing you with a maritime experience designed to expose you to the Royal Navy's values and ethos.

The URNU offers opportunities you just wouldn't get in any other walk of life; offering you the most amazing chance to maximise your university experience:

  • Members of the URNU get paid to be involved
  • Opportunity to gain CMI Level 5 Qualification in Leadership and Management
  • Opportunity to gain Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications
  • Travel to places you may have never been before

Are you eligible? 

Applicants must:
- be attending a university within an hours travel of the existing URNU;
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 be in good health (you will be required to pass a medical);
- be either a British or Commonwealth National;
be willing to make the most of a wide range of Command, Leadership and Management experiences that will be put into practice on weekly Training Nights and at sea in the Maritime environment.

In order to succeed, applicants should be proactive, motivated, with good teamwork skills, and essentially, have a sense of fun. 

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