University Officer Cadets from Manchester and Salford Universities Royal Naval Unit, MSURNU, recently returned from their annual Summer Deployment which included a sea voyage aboard HMS BITER taking in Portsmouth, Amsterdam, Gothenburg and the first ever Royal Navy voyage through the Göta Canal in Sweden.
There are 14 University Royal Naval Units (URNUs) located around the country, including two in the North West of England: Liverpool URNU and Manchester & Salford URNU. The URNUs offer opportunities to 700 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities in England, Scotland and Wales.
The aim of the URNU is to broaden Naval understanding and develop undergraduates who show potential to become the leaders of tomorrow, through maritime experience and exposure to the values and ethos of the Royal Navy.
URNU members are taken to sea at weekends and during their vacation periods. In addition they have opportunities to take part in sporting events, adventurous training activities and gain a CMI qualification all within a vibrant and friendly social scene.
For more information about the URNUs and how you can get involved, visit www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/operations/uk-home-waters/university-training