URNU (Royal Navy Unit)

Looking for an insight into the Royal Navy? gain transferable skills for life, gain confidence and overcome fears, represent the Navy in an array of sports, and have the opportunity to deploy on Royal Navy ships?

If you’re studying in Northern Ireland, joining the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) Belfast is your opportunity to add some adventure to student life.

It’s a unique experience that could see you doing fast ship maneuvers in the Baltic one week and skiing in the Alps the next, all while getting paid to study.


Be part of something unique. Join URNU Belfast!


What's in it for me?

  • Joining URNU is your opportunity to experience military life without any commitment.
  • You’ll meet like-minded people and build friendships that could last a lifetime.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to deploy on a Royal Navy warship, participating in exercises designed to develop your communication, leadership, and management skills.


Training and Experiences 

You'll have the opportunity to develop personally and professionally from the moment you join your URNU. Our training is developed is designed to prepare you for the challenges you might face in the future, whatever career you choose.

Joining an URNU is your chance to maximise your university experience, and gain maritime experience, with opportunities, you won't find in any other walk of life. As an URNU member you will: 

  • Gain a CMI Level 4 qualification in Leadership and Management 
  • Gain Royal Yachting Association (RYA) qualifications 
  • Travel to new places, all over the world


For more information on URNU and how to join, see https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-organisation/bases-and-stations/training-establishments/university-royal-naval-units


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Ulster University Students' Union was established in 1984 and is a membership-led organisation which represents over 26,000 full and part-time Ulster students. Company Number NI646426 (Registered in Northern Ireland).

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