17th October 2017

Former England and Liverpool coach Sammy Lee to speak with UCFB Wembley students

UCFB is delighted to announce that former England, Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers coach Sammy Lee will be talking to UCFB Wembley students next week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Lee, who also played nearly 200 games for Liverpool and won the European Cup twice, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Wednesday 18th October at 10am.

Sammy Lee

With a playing and coaching career that stretches across a number of England’s most famous clubs, Lee’s talk at UCFB is guaranteed to be...

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16th October 2017

Academic Ian Tomlinson speaks to business leaders at Blackpool Business Expo 2017

With his background in sport and education, UCFB academic Ian Tomlinson was recently asked to speak at the Blackpool Business Expo 2017 as part of Philip Parramore’s “Protect Your Recruitment Investment With Employee Attachment” seminar. Ian was asked to present his ideas on the differences in employee attachment of sports individuals and those in the corporate sector…

Employee attachment typically gives an organisation a 120-day window to create a strong “bond” between themselves and a new employee, and act as the foundation...

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14th October 2017

Fun and celebrations as history is made by the UCFB Class of 2017

The UCFB Class of 2017 made history by becoming the first cohort to graduate from both the UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus.

Students donned their robes, collected their degree certificates and celebrated long into the night following each of this week’s UCFB Graduation Ceremonies, which took place at the iconic Wembley and Etihad Stadiums respectively.

Following the launch of UCFB Wembley in 2014 and UCFB Etihad Campus in 2016, this year’s ceremonies saw the cohorts graduate from programmes such as BA...

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13th October 2017

Student match report: UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 6-1 Keele University

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd 6-1 Keele University

Regional Arena, Manchester, 12/10/2017

By Josh Bunting

The UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 2nd started their season with a 6-1 thrashing over Keele University on a rainy afternoon at the Regional Arena.

Managed by Jake Newell and Ryan Carter-Thompson, the home side started the better as Igor Montero played in Josh Winthrop but he saw his low effort well kept out by Keele keeper Lloyd Murphy.

However, on 15 minutes UCFB did take the lead as constant pressure...

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13th October 2017

Student match report: Salford Uni 3-1 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st

Salford Uni 3-1 UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st


By Riegan Thompson

UCFB Etihad Campus Men’s 1st got their season off to a disappointing start as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Salford Uni.

The short trip across Manchester was not made easy by wet and windy conditions and both teams found it difficult to get a foot hold in the opening exchanges.

However, it was UCFB who had the first sighting of goal. Brenden Lilley’s corner found Mark West...

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13th October 2017

UCFB announces exciting expansion plans for Wembley campus

UCFB is delighted to announce plans to expand its UCFB Wembley campus with its own multi-purpose independent facility opposite Wembley Stadium.

Plans for the development, on First Way, will offer a permanent facility that includes lecture theatres, a library, office space for staff, a gym, café and bar, and halls of residence for up to 680 students. The facility is due to open in mid-2019.

With plans over the coming years to accommodate expanding student numbers and further improve the quality of...

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12th October 2017

‘Manchester is perfect’ – Paolo details life as an international student at UCFB

Italian student Paolo Prioglio has spent the last two years getting stuck in to UCFB life. Now in the third year of his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme at UCFB Etihad Campus, Paolo tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB in Manchester…

As an international student, what made you consider coming to and then choosing UCFB to study?

As I was coming towards the end of my time at school in Italy, I started looking...

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10th October 2017

Dougie Freedman: ‘Build a relationship with your colleagues of trust and honesty’

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Shortly before he became Crystal Palace’s sporting director, Dougie Freedman gave UCFB students advice on breaking into the football management industry when he took part in an Executive Guest Speaker session at UCFB Etihad Campus.

Having previously managed at Crystal Palace, Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest, Freedman knows what it takes to be hired as a manager, as well as what it takes to keep the job.

A huge part of being a successful manager is ensuring that you have...

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6th October 2017

UCFB students surrounded by history at the National Football Museum

With Manchester’s rich football history, there was great fanfare when the National Football Museum relocated to the city center from Preston in 2012.

A vast collection of iconic football memorabilia and interactive games wow crowds on a daily basis. And for UCFB Etihad Campus students, it’s also one of a number of unique campus locations throughout the self-proclaimed “football capital” of England.

The museum, located outside the Printworks and Manchester Arndale shopping centre on Todd Street, has quickly become one of the...

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4th October 2017

UCFB and Doncaster Rovers Belles join forces

UCFB is delighted to announce a partnership with Doncaster Rovers Belles that will allow students to gain invaluable work experience opportunities as well as access to players and coaches at one of the country’s leading clubs.

This partnership will see UCFB students granted access to the Belles on home match days to undertake a variety of work experience roles that will further enhance their educational experience and give them the skills to succeed in the football, sport and events industries upon...

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