UCFB News

24th March 2017

UCFB students and staff help to raise funds for Comic Relief

Students and staff across both UCFB campuses have been getting in the charitable spirit by taking part in fun activities all week to raise money for Comic Relief.

At UCFB Wembley, students were given the chance to ‘pie’ members of staff in exchange for a donation towards the charity, much to the enjoyment of many!

Further activities including guessing the amounts of sweets in a jar and wearing red for a day also helped towards UCFB Wembley raising funds for the worthy...

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8th March 2017

If This Girl Can, so can you

By Sharona Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer at UCFB

 

Over the past month, Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ marketing campaign has returned to billboards and TVs across the country. Originally created two years ago as an attempt to inspire women to participate in sport, its success was remarkable. If you haven’t come across This Girl Can before, or haven’t come across the new campaign yet, here are its main promotional videos:

This Girl Can 1 (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsP0W7-tEOc

This Girl Can 2 (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoXyIxqFRc

In marketing,...

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28th February 2017

Children in Need certificate for UCFB Etihad Campus staff and students

Students and staff at UCFB Etihad Campus have been presented with a certificate of thanks after raising over £450 for Children in Need.

Across the campus in November, a number of events took place including: a bake sale, a spotty cake competition and football matches where positions were auctioned off to help raise the funds for the BBC’s flagship charity appeal. The certificate, presented this week, confirmed a brilliant total of £454 was raised.

Amy Platts, Head of Student Services at UCFB...

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24th February 2017

Sara Hale: ‘Quad Series great preparation for Commonwealth Games and World Cup’

England netball coach and UCFB academic Sara Hale says the recent Quad Series tournament was the perfect preparation ahead of a busy two years that includes the Commonwealth Games and World Cup.

England Roses finished the mini-series third, but only after a narrow 47-46 defeat to world number one and series winners Australia Diamonds in their last game in London. An opening 60-55 win over South Africa Proteas in Durban was followed by a painful 61-37 loss to New Zealand Silver...

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17th February 2017

UCFB and She Kicks magazine team up to offer unique scholarship opportunity to female students

UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with leading football magazine She Kicks that will see two female students awarded a unique internship worth up to £3,000.

The scholarship is open to applicants who can demonstrate that a UCFB degree will help them with their career ambitions. The internship will take place at She Kicks or a partner publication, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered up to a maximum value of £3,000.

The successful pair will take part in activities...

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14th February 2017

Girls’ Academy launched at UCFB Burnley for aspiring footballers

Year 11 girls are being encouraged to apply for a new scheme at UCFB Burnley that will enable them to combine their A Level studies and football playing skills at Turf Moor.

Girls’ Academy, delivered in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College, is due to kick off in September for girls aged 16-18, and will mirror the boys’ Shadow Youth Team programme.

As part of the new programme, students will receive eight hours of dedicated coaching...

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1st February 2017

UCFB and Burnley Council team up to offer scholarship opportunities to students from Burnley

UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with Burnley Council that will see three students from the town awarded a £3,000 scholarship to study a university degree in the football, business and related industries at UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

With UCFB’s strong links to Burnley FC – the institution was founded at Turf Moor and still delivers BTEC diplomas inside the stadium – the scholarship is open to applicants from the Burnley borough and is part of the council’s...

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30th January 2017

‘Journalism is open to all’ – Four apprentices start their journalism career at UCFB

The launch of a new apprenticeship scheme by the London Evening Standard and Independent newspapers at UCFB will send a message to readers that journalism is open to all based on merit, according to Lieutenant of Greater London.

The appointment of four editorial apprentices from diverse backgrounds was to be celebrated, Ken Olisa told the sponsors who backed the scheme, which is a media first.

Mr Olisa’s comments come in the week that the apprentices begin two years of training which includes...

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4th January 2017

Sport management group set up by UCFB students gaining international recognition

Three entrepreneurial UCFB Wembley students are already influencing the international football market after setting up their own sport management company.

Avalon Sports Group is the brainchild of Saad Wadia, Raj Shah and Lorenz Essing, and the trio have already made their mark less than 18 months after they started by playing a huge part in international deals. Their initial aim is to connect the English and Indian markets before exploring Asia further.

This summer they travelled to India for a series of...

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13th December 2016

UCFB and Jason Roberts Foundation team up to offer students work experience opportunities

UCFB, a world-first in higher education, and the Jason Roberts Foundation, fronted by the former Blackburn Rovers striker, have teamed up to offer students the chance to gain vital work experience roles in the football industry.

The foundation, which was set up by Roberts in 2007 when he was playing for Rovers, aims to offer participation and playing opportunities for young people who’ve not had the chance to access opportunities within football, training and development, and employment.

Students from UCFB, whose iconic...

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