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    Hi there, I have a few questions about joining the UGSAS.

    Firstly, does anyone have any idea of how competitive this particular one is? I spent my entire school career focusing on exams and school and so I don't have any sports accomplishments tbh, nothing but basic hobbies like horse riding which I've only ever done for fun.

    Secondly, do they look for people studying particular degrees? You know, aeronautical engineering and the likes that would relate to being a pilot? Or would I have the same chance even though I'm studying Spanish and English Literature?

    Thirdly, I know it's not mandatory to join the RAF but that is my goal for when I finish uni. Are they looking for people that are going for officer/pilot roles, or would I be justified in saying that I'm aiming for the role of WSOp Linguist?
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    (Original post by Shannonw151198)
    Hi there, I have a few questions about joining the UGSAS.

    Firstly, does anyone have any idea of how competitive this particular one is? I spent my entire school career focusing on exams and school and so I don't have any sports accomplishments tbh, nothing but basic hobbies like horse riding which I've only ever done for fun.

    Secondly, do they look for people studying particular degrees? You know, aeronautical engineering and the likes that would relate to being a pilot? Or would I have the same chance even though I'm studying Spanish and English Literature?

    Thirdly, I know it's not mandatory to join the RAF but that is my goal for when I finish uni. Are they looking for people that are going for officer/pilot roles, or would I be justified in saying that I'm aiming for the role of WSOp Linguist?
    They're all competitive. Figure at least 4 or 5 applicants per vacancy.

    No specific degree required. On my UAS we had people going for Engineering, for Physics, for Geography, for Architecture, for Theology, for Portuguese...

    RAF entry is more important these days, they are looking for people to join afterwards. Don't be surprised if, when looking at WSOp L, that they maybe suggest you look at IntO, but any trade is better than none.
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    Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

    I'm also wondering is there anything stopping people from applying to the UAS, URNU, and UTOC at the same time?

    With competition being so high for the UAS I'm worried about not getting in, and whilst the UAS would be my clear first choice I figure it's better to be in one of them rather than waiting another whole year to apply again and perhaps being unsuccessful again.

    Would this look bad to the UAS and make them question my commitment and motivation or is it fairly common practice?
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    (Original post by Shannonw151198)
    Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it.

    I'm also wondering is there anything stopping people from applying to the UAS, URNU, and UTOC at the same time?

    With competition being so high for the UAS I'm worried about not getting in, and whilst the UAS would be my clear first choice I figure it's better to be in one of them rather than waiting another whole year to apply again and perhaps being unsuccessful again.

    Would this look bad to the UAS and make them question my commitment and motivation or is it fairly common practice?
    Nothing to stop you, but it would be a little unusual and would possibly / likely be conflicting. Each units application / joining process is different and takes different amounts of time.
 
 
 
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