UCFB Students’ Union

The Students’ Union’s role is to support and represent UCFB students and make their experience as exciting and rewarding as possible.

The SU is also responsible for student involvement; ranging from coordinating ambassadors and aiding communication with UCFB management, to planning events and sustaining sports teams, clubs and societies. Each member of the SU has been democratically elected for their posts and as a result take great pride in their roles at UCFB.

The SU is responsible for organising the incredible annual Freshers’ Week at the start of each academic year. The week long party is a great opportunity for new students to meet and start lasting friendships, and includes live music from household names, a trip to a football match and fun games around the centres of London and Manchester – depending on your campus – to get to the know the area.

During your time at UCFB, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and unique trips that will enhance your studies as well as strengthen friendships with your UCFB peers.

Previous trips and events students have undertaken include:

  • Thorpe Park Fright Night
  • Cheltenham Ladies Day
  • Freshers Festival
  • Exclusive deals with nightclubs
  • Boat Parties
  • Oktoberfest with live music
  • Football pub quiz nights
  • Ski trip
  • Live attendance at football matches
  • National Football Museum visits

UCFB Athletic Union

Sport is an important part of student life at both UCFB campuses.

The UCFB Athletic Union enables students to take part in a number of sports during their time here.

Competitive and recreational activities are available, as well as the chance to organise events and watch as a spectator. Away from UCFB there is also the chance to take part in sports like rugby, athletics and netball.

Competitively, UCFB enters teams and individuals into the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and tournaments for a range of sports.

Below is a list of the current sports teams we have across our two campuses:


Men’s football; women’s football; darts.

Etihad Campus

Men’s football; women’s football; men’s futsal; men’s cricket; golf.

UCFB is still young and growing, so if there is a sport that you would like to play or a team that you would like to start, UCFB’s Sport Coordinators are always available to help.


For more information on the UCFB Students’ Union or UCFB Athletic Union, please contact studentenquiries@ucfb.com.