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EVE University [E-UNI] - Welcoming Both New and Experienced Pilots

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The Ebon Hawk.
#1 - 2011-09-06 16:10:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Kelduum Revaan
EVE University - Welcoming Both New and Experienced Pilots

EVE University was formed in March of 2004, with the goal of serving the needs of players new to the EVE universe. Since that time it has gone from strength to strength and with hundreds of members currently enrolled, it makes us one of the largest corporations in EVE with thousands of graduates across the galaxy.

EVE University is a rarity in New Eden: A purely altruistic corporation. Every day, faculty and older students give freely to new players their most valuable resource: their time and guidance. This has made EVE University what may be the friendliest corp in the game.

We are a relaxed corporation, with an open door to new players (typically under 8 weeks old) who wish to learn. Faculty and mentoring positions are also available, and both students and Faculty are welcome to stay just for a "term", or longer if they wish to assist us in our mission.

Some of the benefits from joining:
  • Scheduled classes on all aspects of life in New Eden.
  • One-on-One mentoring from experienced players.
  • Ad-Hoc Events run by experienced graduates.
  • Guest Lectures, from big names throughout EVE.
  • Group NPC Pirate hunts and Mining expeditions.
  • Corporation Incursion and Wormhole fleets.
  • PvP combat lessons, including tackling, EWAR and scanning.
  • Guided mission and complex runs.
  • A skillbook program, providing most books to students for free.
  • A library of videos and recorded lessons covering many subjects.
  • Corporation research and production access.
  • Jump-clone access for all members.
  • Hangars stocked with common ships, modules and ammo for member use.
  • Special recruitment posts, from corporations wishing to recruit our graduates.
  • Extensive standings network, identifying the bad guys from the good guys before they act.
  • Supportive in-game, forum and voice environment, always willing to answer your questions.
... and much more.

New Players
Come join a corporation whose sole interest is introducing you to EVE and making you a better player, and providing you the support needed in those early months. The only thing we ask is that you have finished Eve's introductory tutorial and follow-on missions - we can help you take it from there! Many fine capsuleers have started their career in EVE University, and you should check out our previous recruitment threads to hear the testimonials of players from all over EVE.

Experienced Players
Do you wish to give something back to the EVE community? Would like to give your game more meaning than the next wallet entry, dead NPC rat, or 0.0 system taken? Become a faculty member at EVE University. You will find teaching and mentoring new players a very rewarding experience, while still being able to enjoy the game. Our criteria for more experienced players is a willingness and desire to help and instruct new players, and to support EVE University's mission.

Applications are accepted from all stations - just look up EVE University in-game and click "Apply to Join" at the bottom of the window, alternatively apply in person at the Pator Tech School in the Aldrat system of the Metropolis region. The full step by step application process is available on our website. Please remember to respect EVE University’s mission - E-UNI is not a warehouse for alts, nor is it a flag to hide behind when spying, or free supplies for your own corp, and suspicious members are tracked and will of course be removed.

Want to Know More?
Join the channel E-UNI and talk to some of our friendly members and students, as well as those willing to assist new players from other corporations, or browse our comprehensive wiki.

Check out our Recruitment Video, or browse the video guides of EVE University Professor, Seamus Donohue.
The Ebon Hawk.
#2 - 2011-09-06 16:11:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Kelduum Revaan
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What rules do I have to follow while I am in EVE University?
A: Our rules are available on our site, but the short version is that you shouldn't be an ass, and remember to respect the rights of other members.

Q: Can you explain how the classes work?
A: All live classes are taught on our Mumble server, and many involve practical elements. As well as these, we have a library of recorded classes, for those who were unable to attend or want to start learning straight away.

Q: How much do I pay to attend EVE University classes?
A: All our classes are free of charge to our members and alumni. While there are no live public classes available for non-members, we do occasionally hold public events, and most classes are available publicly in our library for everyone.

Q: Then how is EVE University funded?
A: The majority of our operational costs are covered by the 0.1% tax on mission rewards and bounties, which is used to fund things like our skillbook program which provides free skillbooks to members. However, the majority of the programs are run on donations from the EVE community, either in the form of ISK, modules, ships, blueprints and other resources.

Q: How long can I stay in EVE University?
A: There is no time limit on your stay in EVE University, however many members want to explore the rest of the EVE universe and move on to other corporations to get a deeper knowledge of industry, PvP, trading or other professions after a two or three months.

Q: How much PvP is there, and when can I get involved?
A: A new member can get involved with practical PvP training almost immediately. While we do suggest you take one of the PvP basics classes, we have fleets which go pirate hunting and running around lo-sec, null-sec and wormhole space quite often. Even the newest pilots are a valuable asset in an E-UNI fleet, as within a few hours they are capable of 'tackling' the targets, keeping them in place for the big guns.

Q: What about wars?
A: While it is somewhat uncommon for EVE University to declare war, unfortunately some do not know our track record, and attempt to decare war on us to get easy kills. In these cases we switch gear to become almost entirely PvP focused and those who do not feel they are ready to fight are encouraged to leave and return one the war ends. During this time, all non-PvP activity (mining, hauling, running missions) is usually suspended in order to deny the hostiles any targets of opportunity, and all resources are tasked to destroy the attackers with maximum prejudice, so we may return to teaching all aspects.

Q: What about when I leave?
A: Once you leave E-UNI, as an Alumni you retain access to almost all the Universities resources, with the ability to attend classes, access to our forums, and so on, with the only items restricted being those which cannot be provided to people outside the corporation.

Q: This sounds like something I'd love to contribute to. How can I help?
A: You can join EVE University as a teacher if you feel that's something you'd like to do. If you are not interested in teaching but still would like to contribute, you can always donate to the EVE University corp in any form available. All modules, ships, skillbooks, blueprints and materials are more than welcome.
The Ebon Hawk.
#3 - 2011-09-06 16:11:16 UTC  |  Edited by: Kelduum Revaan

Lyris Nairn: EVE University is a great corporation for new players, and a great public channel to learn all sorts of things.

Travian Belk: E-UNI is hands down the best place to learn and enjoy the game! If you're confused and overwhelmed by the often difficult mechanics of Eve Online, you will find the UNI a truly marvelous place.

Sans Honore: Eve University is full of great instructors, and a wonderful atmosphere for new players.

Cadela Fria: I'm proud to have been in E-Uni and always guide RL friends who start EVE, to join E-Uni. These guys are the better than the tutorial.

Talana Mershie: By far the single best move you can make early on in the game is to join Eve University.

Pallidum Treponema: Eve University got me started on pvp, and look where that got me. You could do a whole lot worse than joining up with them.

Asuri Kinnes: As important as getting into a good corp is ... I can recommend the UNI without reservation.

Kaeten: Highly recommended if you want to know how this game works properly. Great bunch of guys!

Druk Dorje: Start out in Eve Uni. It's a no brainer. Just do it early - don't go sneak in like I did!

Keln Gadik: E-UNI is the reason I continued playing, I have learned so much about Eve and am growing more confident in my abilities to have fun with this game. I would definitely recommend E-UNI to any new players that find themselves kinda lost in the sandbox.

E Ville: Much love to the uni. Keep up the great work peoples.

Iosue: This is a great place to start your EVE carreer. They provide all the tools, knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in any and every aspect of this game. If you are new and want to know what this game can offer, I highly recommend this corp.

Kailarri: I can't think of a better place for a new player to start than here. I've learned a ton since joining and will happily credit the fact that I'm still in the game to having been in the Uni.

Dr Vitoc: If you are New to the game or ready to quit the game because you dont understand it. Join EVE UNIVERSITY to learn about the game.

Kwashi: Eve University has been a great first home for me; I highly recommend joining for new folks looking to surmount the steep learning curve of this game.

James Arget: Uni is what really pulled me into EVE so that I realized all the great things the game has to offer, and all the wonderful people make playing worth while.

Aurum Pax: Joining the Uni is a decision I most certainly did not regret. The folks there are helpful, friendly and nice. There's no such thing as a stupid question there and their instructors are knowledgable and extremely accomodating.

thunktanker: If you are wondering whether to join the Uni, do it. It will transform the game for you. I am honestly impresed by how interested the members of the Uni are in helping each other grow. Being in the Uni has been a great experiance.

Jensk: I have to thank [E-UNI] - if it wasn't for this great group of people, I wouldn't be enjoying this game so much.
The Ebon Hawk.
#4 - 2011-09-06 16:12:52 UTC  |  Edited by: Kelduum Revaan
More Testimonials

Nepenthis: If you're thinking of joining, don't hesitate. I've had a great time and as a real new player it's been an amazing introduction to EVE.

Artemis Renard: Great corp, great learning experience, and awesome people. I can't possibly emphasize enough the importance for people, both new to the game and returning from a hiatus, to give these guys a try. No other corp in eve gives you this kind of introductory experience.

Kriegarman: E-Uni is epic fun. I have been there well over 2 years. I enjoyed every day of it. always a friendly atmosphere, loads of ops to shoot stuff, be it rocks, missioning, WH's or PvP.

iLLeLogicaL: Great corporation! I would advise every new & old pilot who feels swarmed by the many options & possibilities to join E-Uni, and enjoy learning about eve in a safe, friendly, awesome environment.

L'ouris: Wonderful Corporation for a new player! Extremely active with many helpful members on at all times. Would recommend to any player looking to learn more about any aspect of Eve.

Jiang XiuJuan: The uni was great. I learned a ton and had a great time. I highly recommend it to anyone searching for something to do in Eve.

NagromNniuq: Fantastic corporation. Should be mandatory for anyone new to Eve. Friendly people with all the advice and guidance you could ask for in a game that is arguably the most challenging of them all.

K'ruel: Excellent corp for new players trying to find their feet. Plenty of classes to help learn all aspects of Eve.

Khanda Rahl: If you're new to the game, or getting bored of running missions/mining/etc and wondering what else is out there, this is the corp to join. Sooner or later most people move on. But whatever they decide to do, they're better pilots and have more experience and options thanks to the time they spent in the Uni.

Marius Labo: The benefits I have received as a player and a member of the University have been priceless. I was overwhelmed but now I am learning and having a great time.

MyrddinBishop: I would highly recommend this corp for anyone new to EVE or trying to figure out what to do with their EVE career.

USnameri: I can say that I learned something from these pilots every time I logged into the game. Be it in a class, on a WH op, or in a fleet the pilots you will get to fly with are top notch.

Chernitski: This is hands down the best corporation to join if you're a new player or if you want to teach new players. I wouldnt've played EvE more than a few months if it wasn't for EvE-University.

Drevlon Rashon: I've learned a great deal with Eve University and now I get to give back. Most other corporations you come in at the bottom and you stay at the bottom. It is a great place to learn, as well as grow.

Davril Greenstride: As far as I'm concerned, EVE University is absolutely the best way to start your career in EVE. I've seen many aspects of EVE through the Uni that I might never have encountered on my own. It's a great place to learn the ropes.

Burlinton: Wonderful place to help figure out one of the toughest games around.
Ivy League
#5 - 2011-09-06 16:59:24 UTC  |  Edited by: Kivena
Loved E-UNI so much.

Attended classes, joined fleets, had ships blown up, blew up other ships, made friends, taught classes, left for pastures new, +edit+ then returned to impart my hard-earned wisdom to new players... which shouldn't take long!Blink+edit+. In pretty much that order.

Recommended to new pilots who want to learn more about EVE Online! Don't expect them to guide and hand-hold you every step of the way - you need to take the initiative and make your own entertainment sometimes.Big smile

Director of Communications EVE University

Follow me on Twitter: @eveKivena

Minmatar Republic
#6 - 2011-09-06 17:26:50 UTC
If you are new to Eve, Eve University is the first corp you should join, period. If you're a vet player, good at something, try becoming one of Eve University's lecturer, don't let all your knowledge and experience go to waste :D

I have never regret my decision to join the Uni in the first place, i've learned so much here, literally most of the things i learn about the game, i learn from the Uni. Do not hesitate to join! or you'll never know what you're missing. Eve is a big, dark, scary place and Uni is giving away FREE flashlights and shotguns!

"I'd rather have other players get shot by other players than not interacting with others" -CCP Soundwave

Gallente Federation
#7 - 2011-09-06 22:12:37 UTC
EVE University is a pretty great place.

Of course I would say that, as I'm horrendously biased, but I'm confident that the statement stands. We're certainly not perfect, but for over seven years we've done our level best to offer new pilots the best possible start to their lives in New Eden. It's not all about the learning, either - the University is a great place to find friends and forge connections that will last far beyond your eventual graduation.

The University isn't the only route into EVE, nor is it necessarily the "best" as what we do will not cater to or suite everyone, but I strongly recommend that any new pilot at least look into what we have to offer.

Former E-UNI Director, station pilot and snoob.

Gallente Federation
#8 - 2011-09-06 22:31:23 UTC  |  Edited by: Variden
I love this corp. Without it, I wouldn't have kept playing past my trial.
I still check the E-Uni wiki regularly when I need to know stuff Lol

I still remember fondly my first pvp fleet and first gate tackle Cool
Gallente Federation
#9 - 2011-09-06 22:52:08 UTC
Great corp full of friendly people who are always willing to pass along knowledge.
#10 - 2011-09-06 23:23:16 UTC
Been in the Uni for a while now and been having a blast. I would recomend it to any new players!
#11 - 2011-09-07 01:11:39 UTC
If you're a new player to Eve, I cannot recommend it enough. Like others have said, I would probably have never made it much past the trial if it weren't for Eve University.

They are a great bunch of people, many of whom will go out of their way to help you with any questions you may have. The Uni Wiki is stellar for all sorts of information. The classes are taught frequently, are well organised and often include extremely helpful practicals.

If you find yourself new to Eve and overwhelmed by everything at the beginning (who isn't? :P ) this is THE best place you can go in my opinion.
Ivy League
#12 - 2011-09-07 06:43:26 UTC
Great place to be in, great people to meet. There are always teachers around to help you with any kind of task. And more than one offering from different corps when you decide to leave.
#13 - 2011-09-07 11:14:44 UTC
Eve Uni is one of the best places a newbie can go if he/she needs some help :)

Veto #205

Director Emeritus at EVE University

CSM1 delegate, CSM3 chairman and CSM5 vice-chairman

Evesterdam organiser and CSM Vote Match founder

Co-Author of the Galactic Party Planning Guide

Ivy League
#14 - 2011-09-07 11:44:42 UTC
Many agree that one of the keys to keeping players in EVE is their joining a "good player corporation" - the earlier in their career, the better their initial experience and the higher the chance they will find this game enjoyable.

EVE University is such a "good" corp, with a long trustworthy history of teaching new players how this game works. It is a safe haven to take your first steps in learning about this game at "core" levels - as in the social aspects, as well as the technical side.

It has rules about being polite, not humiliating new players for "stupid" mistakes nor questions and the like. There's no scamming while *IN* the uni, no smack-talk in local... so on and so forth. Some find these rules a problem; most who join don't.

The corp is unique in many ways; one of which is a sponsored forum run by the uni where other corporations, across all aspects of this game, may recruit from EVE Universities' membership.

It is expected that the current members will move on when they feel ready and the "work fair" forum is there to help them find their next step in this game. Many such corporations also have reduced requirements for recruiting from E-Uni - simply because they know that they are getting "basic trained" players who have some experience, with instruction, to back up the SP that shows.

So if you're new, and have a lot of questions, this is a great place to join up and, when you feel ready, receive assistance in finding where you want to go - whatever your eventual goals are in EVE.
#15 - 2011-09-07 13:59:57 UTC
Learn more about EVE in a non-hostile environment.

For example, how to gank effeciently. How to play docking games. How to scan down hostiles. What griefing means and start taking your first steps into becoming a good FC before moving on to life in null.

More importantly; Learning to embrace the hostile nature of EVE and understand why new players often fall victim to pirates, scammers etc will help you understand and possibly embrace this form of gameplay.

In EVE, there is room for everyone. But many does not think this should include the baddies.

I've been in E-U for a few months now and have met new friends, learned alot that I didn't know before and been challenged in some of our many many PVP fleets. The big and scary beyond doesn't seem quite so scary anymore :)

Upstarting Blogger: Ormehullet Guides and more is coming

#16 - 2011-09-07 15:37:08 UTC
playing eve was starting to get rather boring for me not because the game itself was boring it was because i didnt have any friends playing anymore and i couldnt find a corp that met any of my needs or even had people on when i was on. I joined the Uni and all that changed there are literally people on at all hours of the day and night makes life a bit more interesting when you actually have people to interact with.

The classes are the best, even if you think you have mastered a skill you can attend a class and the person teaching may have a different way of doing something you have done forever so you will pick up new tricks and also be able to test out how much you really know. I would recommend the Uni to all new player and older players just bored to death with their current situtation.
Ivy League
#17 - 2011-09-07 15:52:36 UTC
As a former member I can only recommend. EVE is anything but easy, and E-UNI is the perfect place to get the hang of it, make friends and figure out what you want to do in the universe.
Gallente Federation
#18 - 2011-09-07 18:27:18 UTC
EVE University is a great place to learn and get to know EVE in a good and newbie friendly environment. If you're starting out, you should join, if you have been for some time around, try to join as a mentor or teacher and help the new pilots :)
#19 - 2011-09-07 21:09:16 UTC
You Know You Want to Join E-Uni :)

Apart from the skillbook / ship replacement and other programs, the feeling of being with other people in your level (of SP and Skill wise) is very good, think of Uni as the place where you can try almost everything (well almost) and see for yourself what is right and what is wrong.

There is also a big set of end-game (in every aspect) "E-Uni Friendly" corporation (check out of Work Fair sub-forum) that recruit from Uni members, during your time in Uni you can make connections with people or even better, you and a group of likeminded friends can found a new Corp and join that big set.

So, What are you waiting for ? Join E-Uni, See the Galaxy in relative safety of "the blob"
Goonswarm Federation
#20 - 2011-09-07 21:31:10 UTC
Good group of people, lots of nice comprehensive information. Check out their public offerings at - great information, and you can't beat the price! (Free as in Beer!)

I'm a jerk.  Get used to it.

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