Drill nights form a large part of training within SURNU. Every Thursday evening, members of SURNU attend the unit, where we begin the evening with shares, an important weekly element of SURNU where members are brought up to date on current affairs, RN developments and important activities occurring in the foreseeable future. This is often followed by a uniform inspection, where every individual's uniform is inspected, ensuring our dress remains up to RN standards.
After shares and inspections, the students attend a variety of classes, lectures and practical leadership exercises, where they are taught key skills required to be competent at sea. Students are also taught general core skills that are required to become outstanding leaders, public speakers, and also valuable team players.
The unit also has a Wardroom (equipped with a bar!), where most unit members will retire to once lectures have been completed, this is a more relaxed part of the evening where people are free to chat and socialise.