14th February 2017

Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague and BBC boss Philip Bernie to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, and the Head of BBC TV Sport Philip Bernie, will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Balague, a regular on Sky Sports and an international journalist, and Bernie, who has risen through the ranks at the BBC during his 30 years at the corporation, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February...

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9th February 2017

Former Burnley striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher MBE to speak at UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Burnley FC striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher will speak to prospective students at the UCFB Etihad Campus as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Fletcher, who is a director at UCFB, will appear as guest speaker at the Manchester campus on Saturday 11th February to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on the pitch and in the boardroom.

After beginning his playing career at Bolton Wanderers, Fletcher...

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8th February 2017

Student Niall driving forward his racing driver ambitions during his time at UCFB

UCFB is full of students with diverse and interesting lives, hobbies and passions across both campuses in London and Manchester.

Among them is Niall Irwin, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at UCFB Wembley, who has followed in his family’s footsteps by becoming a championship winning stock car racing driver.

Niall started racing when he was 11, and after some gruelling race schedules, preparation and travel, it wasn’t long until he became SAA Junior Champion in 2012, his final year...

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6th February 2017

Former Hull City boss Mike Phelan and ex-Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein to speak with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Arsenal and Football Association vice-chairman David Dein, and ex-Hull City manager Mike Phelan, will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Dein, who was responsible for bringing Arsene Wenger to England in 1996, and Phelan, who was also assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus on Tuesday 7th February and Wednesday 8th February respectively.

David Dein

Dein is best...

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3rd February 2017

Scholarship recipient Raven balancing UCFB studies with championship boxing career

Not only is UCFB student Raven Chapman busy studying for her BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism degree, she also has the Olympic and Commonwealth Games in her sights.

Raven is a champion boxer and the current number one in England in her featherweight category. In her short but impressive career so far, Raven has been English national champion twice and reached the quarter-finals of the European Championships in 2016.

The next few years could see Raven excel at her sport even further....

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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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30th January 2017

Former Tottenham and Liverpool scout Mel Johnson to speak to UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Liverpool scout Mel Johnson will be talking to students this week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Johnson, who has also worked for Tottenham Hotspur, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 31st January.

Mel Johnson

Johnson has spent many hours travelling the world assessing footballers and offers a fascinating insight into the life of a football scout, and how football clubs operate their scouting systems.

He has worked for clubs including QPR, West Bromwich...

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26th January 2017

UCFB student Josh helping Premier League Burnley find the footballing talent of the future

One UCFB student is helping to unearth the stars of the future as part of his incredible part-time role working for Premier League side Burnley FC.

Josh Arnold, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at the UCFB Etihad Campus, has spent the last three months, and will be spending the rest of the season, working in the roles of Academy Performance Analysis and Academy Youth Scout at the club.

In his analyst role, Josh films the academy team matches before...

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23rd January 2017

UCFB chairman and Burnley FC director to talk with students as next guest speaker

 

Brendan Flood, who’s on the board of directors at Burnley FC as well as chairman of UCFB, will be the first Executive Guest Speaker of 2017 at both UCFB campuses.

Brendan, who has football business interests on both sides of the Atlantic, will speak to students at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 24th February and UCFB Etihad Campus on Wednesday 25th February.

Brendan Flood

As UCFB’s Chairman who led the creation of UCFB inside Burnley FC’s Turf Moor stadium in 2011, Brendan’s background also...

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