UCFB is committed to keeping in touch with all our graduates through our website and other social media channels.

Latest Alumni News

UCFB graduate Manfredi Miyashita works for Reset Group in Italy – a consultancy firm to athletes an sports companies. Here Manfredi, who studied BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing during his time at UCFB, explains his roles at Reset, what he’s taken from UCFB into the position, and passes on advice to current and prospective UCFB student. Read more.

UCFB graduate Amy O’Connor was recently invited to present her dissertation research at The Power of Sport Student Conference, which took place at Liverpool John Moores University. Read more.

UCFB graduate Lewis Payne works for EDP Soccer in the United States – a leading youth football tournament organiser. Here Lewis, who studied BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing during his time at UCFB, explains his roles at EDP. Read more.

Not many people are fortunate enough to say they work at one of the biggest sporting institutions in the world, but UCFB graduate Alice Birch certainly can. Read more.

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UCFB’s Natalie Gradwell thrives in role as Data Analyst at Fleetwood Town FC. Read more.

UCFB’s Ben Friend secures in-demand role at The FA Group

UCFB’s Ben Friend secures in-demand role at The FA Group. Read more.

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UCFB is committed to keeping in touch with all our graduates through our website and other social media channels.


“For people to run a football club now I think they need to be educated and that’s why UCFB is such a great place to study, because you get that experience.”

Alice Birch, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing – Sponsorship Operations Assistant at Manchester United

“I took a lot from my time at UCFB and managed to use and put to good use in a practical sense. Some of the work experience I got through UCFB was perfect and was one of the reasons why I got into where I am now.”

Tom Jarvis, BA (Hons) Football Business & Media – Media and Communications Executive at Southend United


“Make sure that you utilise UCFB’s vast network of contacts inside and outside of the industry, and particularly seek out work placement opportunities with football clubs at all levels of the professional game.”

Jacob Weaver, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance – Financial Advisor at PWC New Zealand


“The importance of the networking aspect at UCFB has allowed me to gain this fantastic opportunity alongside my postgraduate legal study. I’m a big believer in what UCFB has done for me in this respect.”

Leah Jakeman, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance – Legal Secretary at Ramsdens Solicitors

“With 90,000 people attending an event if the turnstiles don’t open – that falls on us. UCFB have definitely helped me deal with the pressure of such a fast-paced environment.”

Ben Friend, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing – Events Support Coordinator at The Football Association

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Do you have a success story?

We’re interested in all our graduates experiences and love to showcase just how employable and diverse our graduates are. If you have a story you would like to share, please email alumni@ucfb.com.

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Do you want to keep in touch with fellow graduates?

UCFB offers unparalleled access to our institution and its industry relations to all former students long after they graduate.

A UCFB graduate automatically becomes a member of our alumni family, however, to engage with our alumni community and take full advantage of the invaluable opportunities to network with our unparalleled sport industry contacts, please follow us on social media or contact us on alumni@ucfb.com.






We encourage our graduates to keep in touch with us so we can share their success stories to current and future students and also keep up to date with UCFB’s ever growing global plans. Our alumni have a number of fantastic benefits to take advantage of and we always welcome those looking to inspire current students to share both professional and academic experiences.