Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets.
Armed Forces Week runs from 21st - 26th June. There are two key dates within the week, that we would like to celebrate together with the University:
Reserves Day celebrates those that give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military.
The Reserve Forces make up approximately one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel and are integral to protecting the nation’s security at home and overseas, particularly providing capability in specialist areas such as medical and cyber.
On Reserves Day, our Reservists are encouraged to wear their uniform to work/study, as per their invite from the Ministry of Defence. We would also like to encourage any of our veterans or Cadet Force adult volunteers to join them in wearing their uniform on Reserves Day, as Armed Forces Day falls at the weekend.
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people to show their support and get involved.
The University is collecting information from new starters about whether they were a member of the Armed Forces and have made a commitment that at least 1% of our staff will be a veterans, Reservists, Cadet adult volunteers, wounded, injured or sick veterans, or military spouses/partners.
For more about the Armed Forces Covenant, take a look.
It would be great to hear from students who have been or are current members of the armed forces, and also those who are reservists. There is an Armed Forces Working Group, and anyone who wants to get involved should email email@example.com