UCFB News

23rd March 2017

UCFB Wembley football teams complete an unforgettable ‘treble’

UCFB Wembley is celebrating a hat trick of titles after all three of its football teams secured league success this season.

The Women’s team, as well as the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams, all won their BUCS leagues, losing just three games between them all season.

In an unforgettable year, UCFB Wembley Women topped the South Eastern 4A table after going unbeaten for the whole season; the Men’s 1st team secured the South Eastern 6D title and the Men’s 2nd team won...

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21st March 2017

UCFB Wembley students raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital with football fun day

A pair of UCFB Wembley students have teamed up to organise a football fun day to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Karan Kayastha and Krishna Thadani, both BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching students, have set up the Get Out Score for Hospital event, set to take place at Mill Hill Power League on Sunday 26th March.

The fundraising event has been organised under their company name – Sports Scope – which was recently successful at the UCFB Sports...

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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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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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28th September 2016

Welcome to UCFB! New students start their journey at Wembley and Etihad Campus

With the action-packed Freshers’ Week over, the hard work has begun for the new cohort students at UCFB.

A record number of students started their journey with UCFB this month joining second and third years, with many becoming the first cohort to walk through the doors of the brand new UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

Based in around the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the new campus is the latest at UCFB to be situated within a working stadium environment, joining Burnley...

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28th July 2016

Student profile: Piotr Klimowicz, BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

When it came to finding the right pathway to working in the game he loves, Piotr only ever considered UCFB. Now that he’s well into his BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management degree at UCFB Wembley, Piotr has more than justified his decision to leave Poland for London.

Being a huge football fan, Piotr knew straight away when researching his move into higher education that studying at UCFB, within the world famous Wembley Stadium, was the right environment to build the...

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8th July 2016

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Sam Smith

Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

Below, UCFB Wembley student Sam Smith, who’s studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, explains how he found the Clearing process in 2015.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I was planning to go...

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8th July 2016

UCFB students at Wimbledon to research the importance of brand marketing

Two UCFB Wembley students took in the sights and sounds of one of the most iconic sporting events in the world to capture how it engages with fans through its marketing.

The Championships, famously known as Wimbledon, is as synonymous with its green and purple branding and lack of advertising around the courts as it is with strawberries and cream and rain.

Rachel Waters, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, and Mitul Samji, who’s studying BA (Hons) Sports Business &...

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3rd March 2016

UCFB’s Amy O’Connor and Filippo Guerrini behind the scenes at a UEFA tournament at St. George’s Park

UCFB students Amy O’Connor and Filippo Guerrini gain unique work experience at St. George’s Park, as Team Liaison Officers during UEFA Men’s U16 Development Tournament.

Third year Football & Marketing student at UCFB Burnley, Amy O’Connor seized the opportunity when successfully selected to fulfil the role of Player & Team Liaison Officer for Team Norway. Her everyday responsibilities included welcoming the team to St. George’s Park, prepping schedules, preparing for a packed pre-match schedule, organising a team outing to Derby and...

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19th February 2016

UCFB student Yury Esin working with leading global sports agency to identify footballing talent

By Harry Sherman

UCFB student Yury Esin is reaching the end of his first year working for Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), a private online sports management institution and sports agency, and the UCFB Wembley second year student is relishing the experience he’s getting at working with elite footballers and internationally-acclaimed agents.

The International Football Business student initially started as an independent contractor in April 2015 following the completion of the Soccer Agent course at SMWW. He is currently scouting for talented football...

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