Last night Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex, Major General John Moore-Bick CBE DL and Mr Keith Richardson from The Chartered Management Institute (CMi) presented leadership and recognition honours and awards to young officer cadets from the Universities of Brighton, Chichester and Sussex Royal Navy and Army Officer Training Units. The ceremony of celebration took place in the Huxley Building’s Lecture Theatre at Brighton University in front of officer cadets from the University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) and the University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) and distinguished guests from the military, university and the local Brighton and Newhaven communities. The Chartered Management Institute (CMi) sponsored the combined awards evening, which is now an annual event, having been established three years ago.
Awards were presented to cadets from both the UOTC and URNU for Overall Leadership, Excellence at Sport, Contribution to the Unit, Best Improved and Best Endeavour, as well as Navigation and Seamanship specifically to an URNU cadet.
Overall Leadership: Officer Cadet Alexandra Rothwell
Contribution to Sports: Officer Cadet Guy Whittaker
Charity and Activism: Officer Cadet Grace Anderson
Best Endeavour: Officer Cadet Nicola Flynn
Overall Leadership: Midshipman Alex Watts
Excellence at Sport: Officer Cadet Brendan Murphy-Mitchell
Officer Cadet Jordan Hardwidge
Overall Contribution to the Unit: Midshipman Kate Surplice
Most Improved Officer Cadet: Officer Cadet Murray Brown
Navigation and Seamanship: Midshipman Alex Watts
Membership of the Sussex Universities’ Officer Training Corps and Royal Naval Units (OTC and URNU) detachments provide undergraduate students from Sussex, Brighton and Chichester Universities and partner colleges, an opportunity to develop their leadership potential, while at the same time developing skills in field craft, orienteering, map reading, skill at arms, navigation and seamanship, abseiling, developing social skills, fitness, sport, rock climbing, night exercises, parachuting, canoeing and many more activities.