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- September 30, 2014 at 8:44 am #33689
Here are the universities that are represented by a UAS (University Air Squadrons):
The 14 University Air Squadrons have a long tradition of offering flying training to undergraduates and a chance to experience life in the RAF. Joining a UAS will provide the perfect introduction if you’re considering an RAF career, whether in a flying or ground-based role. However, there is no obligation to sign up and by getting involved you’re making no further commitment other than your time and effort whilst you’re there and the training and personal development you receive will give you a head start in whatever career path you choose.
EMUAS (East Midlands – Nottingham, Nottingham Trent, Lincoln, Loughborough, Leicester)
ULAS (London – All London and Kent universities
OUAS (Oxford – Oxford, Oxford Brookes, Reading, Thames Valley
CUAS (Cambridge – Cambridge, East Anglia, Anglia Ruskin, Essex)
SUAS (Southampton – Southampton, Solent, Portsmouth, Bournemouth)
BUAS (Bristol – Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Bath, UWE)
UWAS (Wales – Cardiff, Swansea, Lampeter, Glamorgan, Bangor and Aberystwyth)
UBAS (Birmingham – Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Stafford, Stoke, Wolverhampton, UCE, Keele)
MASUAS (Manchester and Salford – Manchester, Salford, UMIST, Manchester Metropolitan)
LUAS (Liverpool – Liverpool, John Moores, Lancaster, Central University of Lancaster)
YUAS (York – York, Leeds, Bradford, Leeds Met, Sheffield Hallam, York St. John, Huddersfield, Hull)
NUAS (Northumbria – Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria at Newcastle, Sunderland, Teeside)
ESUAS (East of Scotland – Edinburgh, Napier, Queen Margaret College and Herriot Watt, Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Abertay, Dundee and St Andrews, Robert Gordon)
UGSAS (Glasgow and Strathclyde – Glasgow, Strathclyde, Paisley, Stirling, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow Caledonian)
When do they recruit?
You should ring them before starting your application in order to get everything right.
Where do they recruit?
UAS recruits via Freshers job fairs at the universities.
Do I have to pay to join?
Simply no. They actually pay you to join. The recent pay is Â£35 a day. If you apply for a bursary then RAF pays you Â£1000 a year (for pilots). Pay would go up to Â£4000/year for some other branches.
Travel is free for trains, bus or any other form of travelling. You can also claim your fuel.
Can I fly?
If you pass the basic medical and fitness test then you can fly!
What Nationalities are eligible for UAS membership?
â€¢ At all times since birth you have you have been a British or Commonwealth citizen or a Republic of Ireland national.
â€¢ You were born in the UK or in what is, or then was, a Commonwealth country; or in the Republic of Ireland.
Can i join in my first year of Uni?
You may join in your second year of your Uni when it’s 3 year degree.
Is there any age limit?
Minimum 18, maximum 30 (better to check with UAS)
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