Our pastoral care and personal development programme monitors each student throughout their three years, which means we get to know each student’s personal, academic and professional needs and expectations.

Personal Tutor Support

Each student will be supported by a Personal Tutor. The Personal Tutor will be the first point of contact for each student, supporting personal and academic development across their three years of study.

A personalised approach to supporting each of our students is central to all we do at UCFB. Each student will have weekly opportunities to meet with their Personal Tutor face-to-face. Such opportunities will include a weekly, one hour personal and academic tutorial session with an immediate peer group, as well as one-to-one tutorial opportunities that students can arrange directly with their Personal Tutor.

Each student will have email and mobile contact details for their Personal Tutor and a weekly list of Tutor availability will be shared with each member of the tutorial group. The Personal Tutor will support our students in developing their intellectual, academic, social, spiritual and cultural interests. This is not to say that the Personal Tutor is responsible for each of these aspects of student life, rather they will have access to and knowledge of specialist links and services that can provide such support e.g. local religious groups, chaplaincy services and community links.

Pastoral Care & Personal Development

Our pastoral care and personal development programme monitors each student throughout the three years, which means we get to know each student’s personal, academic and professional needs and expectations.

Career Opportunities

Our pastoral care and personal development programme ties in directly with career development, informing your work-related activities and ultimately leading to you finding the right place for you in the football, sports and entertainment industries. For those who wish to extend their studies at the end of their degree, opportunities to study at postgraduate will be encouraged.

Read more about Career Prospects at UCFB.

Learning Support

UCFB provides an inclusive learning environment.

We provide guidance and information for both applicants and current students seeking continuing support for dyslexia, medical conditions, mental health difficulties and other disabilities. Our Learning Support team is happy to discuss your individual needs at any stage of your application and help you to source the right support during your studies.

If you do have a disability or complex learning needs, it is essential that you let us know as soon as possible so that you get the additional help and support that you need. We would also recommend that you contact us in good time should you require help with an application for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA), as this can take up to three months.

For all initial enquiries and confidential provision of information, contact our Learning Support team on 03332417333 or via email at learningsupport@ucfb.com.

If required the information in our web pages can be provided in alternative formats.

UCFB School & College Mentoring Programme

As part of being at UCFB, our students are able to participate in a variety of activities during their studies and our Student Mentoring scheme is one of them.

Due to the excellent working relationships UCFB has with its local schools and colleges, carefully selected and trained undergraduate mentors work with students on a range of skills from building confidence and motivation to specific areas such as supporting languages, literacy and numeracy – using their personal experiences and the context of the sports industry to inspire and motivate.

This year, UCFB has teams of mentors working with pupils, helping to provide a positive role model as well as supporting pupils who have found it difficult to succeed at school. As one mentor remarked, this is the “most satisfying feeling imaginable.”

In addition, UCFB plan to roll out a brand new Football Mentoring programme which will see a small group of students working with UCFB undergraduate mentors to improve social, sporting and confidence levels. This will assist in raising the aspirations of students with a passion for sport whilst highlighting the benefits of working in sport both on and off the field.

To date, our undergraduate mentors have each found their experiences very rewarding, having the opportunity to make a positive impact, and in the process, learning a great deal about real life themselves.

If you’re a school or college and would like further details on participating in UCFB’s School and College Mentoring Programme, please contact our Student Services team on 03332417333.

Student Finance

Read our extensive information on student finance.