20th June 2016
Austrian TV network ORF showcase UCFB Wembley student Thomas Freismuth as part of Euro 2016 coverage
UCFB Wembley student Thomas Freismuth has featured in a special TV show in his home country of Austria documenting his experiences at UCFB.
Thomas, who recently finished his first year as a BA (Hons) International Football Business student, spent the day with a film crew from Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) – one of Austria’s main broadcasters. The crew filmed and interviewed Thomas around the iconic UCFB Wembley campus within the iconic Wembley Stadium for a piece centred on his experiences as an international student working and studying in the sport industry.
During his interview with the ORF film crew, Thomas was asked questions about his learning experience so far at UCFB, what it’s like to live and study in London, and the unique work experience opportunities he’s completed including May’s Champions League final in Milan between Atletico and Real Madrid.
The show went out as part of the broadcaster’s extensive Euro 2016 coverage, with Austria grouped with Portugal, Hungary and Iceland.
Thomas said: “It means a lot to me to be shown on Austria’s national public television broadcaster, especially as it will be shown during the Euros. It’s incredible what has happened for me so far since coming to UCFB. After a year of studying I have worked at major events at Wembley Stadium like The FA Cup and England’s national games. I’ve also worked for the Chelsea FC Foundation, and I’m about to start my business after finishing as one of the runners-up at the UCFB Entrepreneurship Award 2015 and receiving funding for my idea.”
He added: “I have been in the Austrian newspapers and now I will be on national TV. It is incredible what opportunities UCFB has provided me so far, and I’m already looking forward to another fantastic year at UCFB.”
Philip Wilson, Chief Executive of UCFB who was interviewed as part of the programme, said: “It is fantastic to see the good work of one of our students being featured in this way. The unique learning environment and degree courses we offer at UCFB, as well as the superb efforts of Thomas, caught the eye of the ORF team and encouraged them to come to our state of the art campus at Wembley Stadium.
“The film crew were visibly impressed with Thomas and what we are doing at UCFB by offering students a pathway into the sport industry.”