Congratulations on receiving your invitation to our exclusive event for UCFB applicants. The UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day in April has been designed to give you a full understanding of the unrivalled experience that studying at UCFB has to offer as well as spending the day in the life of a UCFB student at one of our world-class campuses.

You will start the day at the Etihad Stadium where as a student you will be able to access Executive Guest Speaker sessions, Employability & Enrichment opportunities and UCFB student support such as Student Services, Learning Support and Student Finance. You will then be transported to Manchester Sports Village, Belle Vue, the teaching location for all non-football students, for your sample academic session.

You will hear from our best-in-class guest speakers and take part in an academic session specific to your chosen degree programme. As well as being able to look around the state-of-the-art facilities that you’ll use during your time with us, a number of academic and UCFB staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Our in-house experts will be ready to talk you through the admission process, student finance and beyond.

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Taster Day FAQs+

Please see below our most frequently asked questions. If there is something that we haven’t answered for you, please contact us at

Q. What should I do if I can’t attend any of the Taster Day dates listed on the website?

If you cannot attend any of the Taster Day dates currently listed on our website, then don’t worry as we have plenty of other opportunities throughout the year for you to visit UCFB. Please keep an eye on our website over the coming months for Open Day dates. Otherwise, if you would like to arrange a one to one visit with one of our Future Students team at either of our campuses, then please contact


Q. What will the timings be?

Registration opens from 10.30am for an 11am start.

You will be free to leave the event from around 3.30pm


Q. Can I see the schedule beforehand?

Yes, this will be emailed out to you with your confirmation.


Q. What shall I bring with me?

Please check your confirmation for individual degree programmes as this differs for some courses. If you have any further questions please email


Q. Shall I bring my own lunch?

Tea, coffee and water will be provided but we recommend you make your own plans to eat before or after the Taster session.


Q. Where do I register on the day?

East Stand Reception, Etihad Stadium.


Q. Can you give me directions please?

Please find directions to UCFB Etihad Campus here.

You will also find the directions to the stadium attached within your confirmation email.


Q. How do I get there on public transport?

Access by car

All Taster Day attendees should drive at the Etihad Campus via Gate 7 on Ashton New Road (A662) and park in the Grey Car Park.

Our reception is located at the East Stand entrance (entrance F). South Stand car parking is complimentary for our guests.


Access by tram

The Metrolink tram system is also a great way of accessing the Etihad Stadium. Please board the Ashton-under-Lyne or Etihad Campus routes. The journey takes approximately 11 minutes from Piccadilly station and then reception is a short walk from the tram stop.

For more details on this please visit the Metrolink website.


Q. How many guests can I bring?

You can bring a maximum of two guests on the day. Please state the name of the guests you intend to bring on your booking form.


Q. How do I cancel/rebook?

If you wish to cancel your UCFB Taster Day booking or rebook for a new date, please email


Q. Who do I email if I can’t make it?

If you can no longer make it on the day, please email and a member of our events team will get back in touch with you.


Q. Who will be there on the day?

The UCFB Taster Day event will give you the chance to experience the day in the life of a UCFB student at one of our world-class campuses. It will consist of a sample academic session with an academic from your chosen degree programme, a tour of your chosen campus, a chance to view our student accommodation and the exciting opportunity to hear from a very special guest speaker from the football and sport industry. We will also have experts ready to answer questions in the following areas: admission; student finance; scholarships and bursaries; accommodation; students’ union; athletic union; learning support; student services and employability and careers in sport.


Q. Will I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free on the day. Please make sure you include the vehicle registration number and vehicle model on your booking form if you wish to park on the day.


Q. Where do I park?

Arrive at the Etihad Campus via Gate 7 on Ashton New Road (A662) and park in the Grey Car Park.
Please note vehicle registrations must be registered at least 24 hours before the event. You can email your vehicle registration and vehicle make to


Q. Will I have a guide for the day?

UCFB staff will be on hand throughout the day to make sure you find your way round the stadium and help you follow the schedule of events.


Q. Is there an accommodation tour?

Piccadilly Point, our accommodation provider for 2019, can be viewed any time during the Taster Day. Please just drop in at the following address to view a room:

Piccadilly Point
23 Berry Street
M1 2AD


Q. Is there a wider facilities tour?

Yes, there will be opportunity on the day to look at the wider campus facilities including classrooms and the library.


Q. My guests have changed, how do I let you know?

If your guest names change, please email who will be able to update your booking.


Q. Will I require ID?

All attendees, including their guests, will be asked to provide a form of photographic ID, for example a driving licence or passport, during the registration process on the day. Bag checks will also be carried out for security reasons. Without this, entry may not be permitted to the stadium.