Southampton URNU



Formed in 2021 and based in HMS KING ALFRED within HMNB Portsmouth. URNU Solent offers students based in the Portsmouth, Sussex, Southampton and Winchester regions the opportunity to challenge and develop themselves, whilst making life-long friends and getting paid!

The URNU can offer you internationally recognised military and leadership training along with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a variety of sports and adventurous training activities. Even better, all training is designed to fit around your academic commitments.
There are varying classes of ships, submarines and Naval Air Squadrons affiliated to the Unit along with its primary training ship, the Archer class P2000 HMS Blazer, all of which you will get the opportunity to embrace.

Be part of something unique. Join URNU Solent!


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OC Abbie Sykes

"The URNU has introduced me to a wealth of new people and experiences, most notably the opportunity to gain hands on engineering experience on several ships, not only the P2000s but a RN survey vessel and RFA Bay Class. This exposure has supported my studies and allowed me to develop additional skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication - key for any future career I wish to pursue"

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University Royal Naval Unit Solent
HMS King Alfred
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HMNB Portsmouth