East Midlands Universities Combined Military Education Committee

Terms of Reference

  • To encourage and promote an interest in defence studies within the member universities (De Montfort, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Loughborough, Nottingham and Nottingham Trent)
  • To advise the member universities on matters of military education
  • To support the East Midlands Universities OTC and Air Squadron
  • To make recommendations or advise upon senior honorary posts and Commanding Officers in accordance with arrangements determined by the service units
  • To advise on a student's service within the EMUOTC and EMUAS and ensure that it is not to the detriment of his/her academic welfare
  • To ensure member universities understand the value to students of service in the OTC or UAS, whether or not they are planning a service career, eg. the training in leadership and the management skills they receive
  • To make reports, via the appropriate university committees, to the member universities


Chair (elected by the MEC for a three year term): Hugh Hamilton (re-elected May 2015)

Vice-Chair: Dr Adrian Spencer (elected May 2016)

Not more than three members nominated by each of the East Midlands Universities:
     De Montfort: Lucy Madahar
     Leicester: Stuart Lyon
     Lincoln: David Williams
     Loughborough: Dr Adrian Spencer, Dr Rebecca Higginson
     Nottingham: John Edmonds, Professor Paul Nathanail
     Nottingham Trent: Mike Day, Hugh Hamilton
     Northampton: Professor Simon Denney

Representative of East Midlands RFCA: Group Captain Nick Sharpe

Commanding Officers of EMUOTC and EMUAS:
     OTC: Lt Col Darren Woods
     UAS: Squadron Leader Andrew Tagg

Defence Academy, DTU representative: Wing Commander James Crowe

Navy Representative: Lt Kathryn Jacques

Secretary: Andrew Smith (University of Nottingham)

(membership updated March 2017)


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