Naomi Steadman - Deputy Senior Midshipman
I’m Naomi Steadman, the DSMid of SURNU for the 2016/2017 academic year. I’m currently at Portsmouth University studying BA (Hons) Accounting with Finance.
The role of DSMid involves working with the SMid, the Command Team, and members of the unit to prepare for events and weekly drill nights. As DSMid, I am also in charge of maintaining discipline within the unit, including the up keep of uniform standards.
I joined the URNU in my first year and have to say, I haven’t looked back since! I have had an incredible time so far through the amazing opportunities that are on offer. These include overseas deployments and sea weekends with HMS Blazer, weekly sports sessions using the state of the art Royal Navy facilities in Portsmouth, as well as incredible adventurous training opportunities.
The URNU has given me a great insight into the Royal Navy and has allowed me to gain skills that I wouldn’t have gained through simply attending university lectures.
SURNU is fantastic fun and I recommend it to anyone, regardless of what you wish to do as a future career.
As well as the skills you learn, the friends you make in the unit are for life, and the memories you make are truly great ones. I’ve done things I never thought I’d do, including completing the well-known Tough Mudder as part of a Southampton URNU team (left).
Live a life without limits. Join the URNU.