"The aim of the URNU is to broaden Naval understanding and develop undergraduates who show the potential to become the leaders of tomorrow, through maritime experience and exposure to the values and ethos of the Royal Navy."

Our members get out what they put into their time in the URNU. We offer unparalleled opportunities to meet and learn from members of the UK's Naval Service. We also offer the opportunity to achieve qualifications and CV coverage that is rare amongst graduates. Our training sessions take place on Thursday evenings weekly during term, at sea on selected weekends throughout the year, and for longer periods during university vacations.

By way of example of the possibilities open to URNU members, just by completing the standard URNU navigation and seamanship syllabus, members can gain civilian-recognised RYA qualifications at the highest levels as well as having the opportunity to gain other National Governing Body qualifications in sports ranging from parachuting to scuba-diving. 

In accordance both with the Royal Navy's commitment to the communities in which it operates and our core mission statement, Oxford URNU routinely undertakes charitable activities. From painting a local scout hut or a sponsored sporting event to helping with the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal. Our members are always encouraged to apply the leadership and organisational skills that they have honed for the most part at sea in our shore-side activities.