Martin impresses bosses during exciting work placement at Puma

By Martyna Gaska

UCFB Wembley student Martin Weis went behind the scenes at one of the world’s biggest sports brands as part of a four-month work placement with Puma.

Working as part of the European operation’s e-commerce team, his role ranged from supporting the eCom and retail warehouses and handling customer service enquiries.

Martin also saw how customer experience differs working with international carriers and logistics providers, as well as helping to find potential room for improvement of the service and customer experience.


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Student Rebecca spends a week on the football desk at the Manchester Evening News

UCFB Etihad Campus student Rebecca Hawksworth has shown a keen desire to pack her CV full of great work placements since first joining the institution. Now, the  BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student can place the Manchester Evening News alongside the likes of the Huddersfield Town and Sensible Soccer…

Since starting my degree programme last year, print journalism was always something that I had wanted to gain work experience in and I was recently given the fantastic privilege of being able to...

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UCFB nominated for Times Higher Education award

UCFB is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted at this year’s Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

The world first institution has been nominated for the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team prize, which recognises the work done by the leading marketing and communications departments in higher education.

UCFB’s ‘Careers in Sport’ campaign, which featured our outstanding alumni in their place of work at the centre of the campaign, has been recognised as an effective and leading example in the sector.

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Students working alongside former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan at Sensible Soccer

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB students have been working alongside former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan to help promote Sensible Soccer – a company providing FA approved coach education.

Phelan, a director at the company, has taken a number of students on work placements in various media and marketing roles. UCFB academic David Horrocks also leads the project alongside Phelan, which aims to develop grass roots football as well as providing equipment for coaches.

Students have been given almost free reign in deciding...

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Student James playing a vital role in the Manchester Futsal media team

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Away from the traditional 11-a-side game, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student James Bingham has been undertaking valuable work experience for the Manchester Futsal media team.

After helping to co-found the UCFB sports media team and seeing the work that he had done on various different social media platforms, Manchester Futsal’s club director approached James asking if he would like to cover their games.

Manchester Futsal are one of the most prominent and established futsal clubs in the country and...

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UCFB student Jack Gladman on what the Commonwealth Games has to offer for athletics fans

With the Commonwealth Games now underway Down Under, we asked UCFB Wembley student Jack Gladman to give us his thoughts ahead of the athletics schedule starting this weekend.

 Jack is an experienced Team GB para-athlete, and finished 9th in the T38 1,500m World Para-Athletic Championship final in London in 2017.

With the Commonwealth Games now underway on the Gold Coast in Australia and with the athletics action kicking off in earnest on Saturday, I want to give you a brief overview of...

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Kick It Out partner with UEFA Foundation for Children to launch Game Changers programme alongside UCFB and the Premier League

Football’s equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out has teamed up with UEFA Foundation for Children to launch a new mentoring programme for young adults seeking professional opportunities in the football industry.

In partnership with UCFB and the Premier League, the Game Changers mentoring programme will provide professional development opportunities for 12 candidates aged between 16-24, with the aim of identifying and creating the future leaders of football.

The aim of the programme is to inspire the next generation of football professionals...

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UCFB Wembley Women’s Society host inaugural meeting following Kick It Out conference

Following the success of the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference at UCFB Wembley in March, a number of female students decided to get together to create the Women’s Society.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student Georgina Slawinski, vice president of student involvement at UCFB Wembley, helped to organise the first meeting for the group. In her own words, she describes how it went and the plans for the society’s future…

The Raise Your Game conference follow-up event was a...

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UCFB student Sarah helping to inspire next generation of females working in sport

Among the many brilliant speakers at the recent Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference at UCFB Wembley was student Sarah Makki.

Sarah, who studies BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Etihad Campus, was part of a panel featuring inspirational female members of UCFB staff and alumni, which also included graduate Amy O’Connor, who now works for Watford FC in the business development team.

Hosted by the higher education institution, and in partnership with the Premier League, the conference featured...

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More league title success for UCFB Etihad Campus teams

Another UCFB Etihad Campus football team is celebrating league success to make it a hat-trick of championships this season.

The Men’s 2nd team joined the 1st and 3rd teams by securing their own league triumph after walking away with the BUCS Northern 6C title following a final day victory over University of Chester 2nd team. The 3-0 win saw them finish two points clear of nearest rival UCLan 5th.

Their success sees them join the 1st team, who won the Northern 4A...

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