UCFB News

24th April 2017

UCFB student Wesley working hard to ensure best chance of success in his football career

Just months away from his graduation, Wesley McGrath is ensuring his CV is as active and broad as possible ahead of finding his first full-time job in the football industry.

The BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student is about to undertake a work placement with Little Sports Coaching as coach for an under 13 side, to go alongside his work with football4football.com on their equipment team.

As if all that wasn’t keeping Wesley busy enough on top of his degree studies,...

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12th April 2017

Masters student Simon takes part in exciting ‘hackathon’ for Premier League side Manchester City

UCFB student Simon Li enjoyed the enviable experience of joining 60 digital experts from around the world to take part in a ‘hackathon’ at a leading Premier League club.

Simon, who’s studying MSc International Sport Management at UCFB Wembley, took part in the three-day event on behalf of Manchester City. The aim of the hackathon – HackManCity – was to help the club decipher its digital data to find out more about its fan base. It’s hoped that by doing this...

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28th March 2017

UCFB student Jay enjoying part-time internship at League One side Oldham Athletic

One UCFB Etihad Campus student is complementing his studies with a part-time sales role at a leading League One club.

Jay Karabel was offered the role of sales executive intern at Oldham Athletic following a tough but successful interview with the chief executive and website editor at Boundary Park.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student landed a three day a week, plus match day, role with the Latics at the beginning of the year, and is now well and truly...

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23rd March 2017

Students enjoy fight night after invite from former world champion Ricky Hatton

UCFB students were treated to a night of ringside boxing alongside former world champion Ricky Hatton thanks to a unique partnership with his academy.

Students from UCFB Etihad Campus travelled to Fenton Manor in Stoke to watch the Hatton Boxing event, which featured three fights including Hatton-trained prospect Reuben Arrowsmith taking on Ryan Toms.

A partnership between UCFB and the Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy has enabled students to visit Hatton’s numerous fitness centres to learn vital skills and experiences from another sport...

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20th March 2017

How the English football media helped UCFB student Matthew land a great work placement

UCFB students are told from day one to embrace their world-class campuses and grab the opportunities available to them.

Student Matthew Lang did just that when he came out of a lecture at UCFB Wembley to be met by a hungry press pack chasing the latest story from the national stadium.

Matthew explained: “I was coming out of UCFB Wembley on the day that The FA announced that Sam Allardyce was no longer England manager and there was all the press outside...

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16th March 2017

UCFB media students feel the excitement of match day at QPR’s Loftus Road

UCFB and Championship side Queens Park Rangers have kicked-off an exciting new partnership which will see students gain valuable match day media skills

QPR welcomed BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting students to Loftus Road for their under-23s’ fixture with Colchester United.

The game saw students given access all areas in an environment similar to that of a first team match day, within which they immersed themselves in the world of sport media and broadcasting. From presenting pitch side before kick-off...

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9th March 2017

300 up for UCFB employability team

UCFB reached another landmark this week when it struck a partnership with its 300th organisation to enable students to access vital work placement roles in the football, sport and events industries.

Since opening its doors in 2011, UCFB has emphasised the importance to all students of taking on work placement opportunities alongside their studies. In that time, over 1,000 students have been placed in elite organisations around the world including The Football Association, UEFA and the Rugby Football Union.

Danny Stroud, Complementary...

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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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11th January 2017

UCFB student Jack gaining vital experience in the Salford City media team

A UCFB Etihad Campus student has seen one of his degree modules turn into regular work at Salford City FC thanks to his networking with key individuals at the club.

Jack Glennon, in the third year of his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing programme, was tasked this semester with maintaining a blog about a topic of his choosing for the Digital Marketing module. He chose to cover his local non-league team with match previews, reports and interviews with players and...

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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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