24th October 2016

UCFB team up with Evening Standard and Independent to train journalists of the future

Four journalists of the future will be trained at UCFB, the institution delivering university degrees inside Wembley Stadium, as part of a partnership with the London Evening Standard and Independent.

Four journalism apprentices will join other students in February on the 20-week NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at UCFB’s iconic Wembley Stadium campus, as part of the papers’ new Media Diversity Bursary Scheme, which is aimed at opening up opportunities for young people from diverse ethnic and social backgrounds.

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20th October 2016

Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen talks to UCFB students about rolling news and the huge opportunities for women in the sport industry

Sky Sports News and its 24/7 rolling TV coverage has become a regular scene in many households throughout the UK since its launch in 1998.

Its popularity has soared and Sky Sports News has long been recognised for its healthy dose of female presenters and reporters despite the often male dominated content.

Hayley McQueen, one of Sky Sports’ most popular and prominent presenters, recently visited UCFB Wembley to talk to students about her exciting career path so far, the increasing role of...

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17th October 2016

World Cup winner George Cohen credits the Wembley pitch for famous ’66 win during talk with UCFB students

July marked the 50th anniversary of England’s famous World Cup victory over West Germany under the Twin Towers of the old Wembley Stadium.

Celebration events took place in and around the new Wembley, home of UCFB Wembley, to mark the occasion and many reminisced on that glorious summer evening in 1966, wondering if England will ever sit on top of the world again. Painfully, the anniversary came just weeks after England were knocked out of Euro 2016 by minnows Iceland.

But what...

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14th October 2016

UCFB Class of 2016 celebrate their success at Towneley Hall graduation ceremony

Champagne corks popped and many a selfie was taken as the UCFB Class of 2016 celebrated their graduation at Towneley Hall in Burnley.

Students donned robes and collected their degree certificates from UCFB’s Principal Paul Cassell and Head of Academics Gerald Griggs, bringing to an end their academic journey with UCFB.

The day was an emotional affair for some academic staff as well as graduates, with the cohort being the last group to graduate exclusively from UCFB’s Turf Moor campus in Burnley,...

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12th October 2016

UCFB student Thomas works throughout the summer to build his CV with fantastic work placements across Europe

It was a busy summer for one UCFB student who took advantage of his time away from Wembley to undertake four incredible different work placements around Europe.

UCFB Wembley student Thomas Freismuth, now in his second year studying BA (Hons) International Football Business, followed up his memorable week in Milan working for UEFA at the Champions League final in May with roles at Rally GibraltarRace, the Austrian F1 and Moto Grand Prixs, and at football club SK Rapid Vienna.

In June, Thomas...

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 12: Matt Lorenzo and Hayley McQueen talk to guests in the FA Club before the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Lewis - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

11th October 2016

Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen and non-league star Gareth Seddon to speak to UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Sky Sports presenter Hayley McQueen and former football professional Gareth Seddon will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Hayley, a popular presenter on Sky Sports News, and Seddon, whose career saw him play for the likes of Bury and Chester before becoming a TV personality during his time at Salford City, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus respectively on Wednesday 12th October.

Hayley McQueen

Hayley has...

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Pr Shoot - League Managers Association PR Shoot - Hilton Hotel, St Georges Park - 8/9/16
Sir Bobby Robson Charity Football Tournament
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6th October 2016

UCFB students play their part at Sir Bobby Robson Foundation fundraiser for LMA

Five UCFB students played a vital role in the running of a League Managers Association event raising money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Jake Hannah, Molly Lambourne, Benedikt Neumeier, Chloe Briggs and Daniel Bushell were all in attendance at St George’s Park in the capacity of Event Assistants and Media Assistants, where teams of amateur players led by former international footballers played small sided games, with funds also being raised for the LMA’s charity In The Game and GeeWizz Charity.


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4th October 2016

Clarke Carlisle and Rachel Brown-Finnis to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Burnley FC captain Clarke Carlise and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Clarke, who was part of Burnley’s promotion winning team at Wembley in 2009 and Rachel, who is also a member of the UCFB Employability & Enrichment Panel, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus respectively on Wednesday 5th October.

Clarke Carlisle

An imposing central defender who enjoyed a highly...

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3rd October 2016

Ex-Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman champions education during UCFB talk

Former Crystal Palace player and manager Dougie Freedman emphasised the importance of education in the modern day football industry during a talk with students at UCFB Etihad Campus.

Speaking as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series available to students at UCFB, Freedman told of his career highlights and the hard work needed to reach the top of the management ladder.

Over two different spells in South London, the Glaswegian striker netted over 100 times for the Eagles, helping them to promotion...

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Left to right: Danny Stroud, of UCFB, and Connections’ Jonathan Dobkin

29th September 2016

UCFB and Connections Recruitment – a winning team!

UCFB, a world first in higher education, and recruitment specialists Connections Recruitment have joined forces to ensure students are industry-ready for the world of sport upon graduation.

Students at the newly opened UCFB Etihad Campus, in and around the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium in Manchester, will benefit from expert employability advice from Connections staff as well as help on producing great CVs, the perfect interview technique and how to maximise their initial job applications.

Connections are a market leading commercial recruiter providing local...

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