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Be prepared

It’s a good idea to identify the institutions that you’re interested in applying to, have a look at their websites and find out what Clearing information is available to you in advance.

Make a note of the Clearing hotline number for any of the institutions you’d like to speak to and find out as much as you can about the programmes they’re offering.

Have some constructive questions ready to ask the admissions advisors for when you call. You might want to...

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Key skills you will develop at UCFB

Attaining a university degree will significantly boost your career prospects, but it’s certainly not the only benefit that students gain from higher education. Studying at UCFB will provide you with the technical knowledge required for a successful career in the football and sports industry, but you will also develop vital employability skills that will enable you to flourish in the workplace. Employability skills – or soft skills – are qualities that are transferable across jobs and industries and employers attach a...

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Clearing 2018: The final step

This blog first appeared on UCFB’s UniBuddy platform, a noticeboard where current students can pass on advice about life at UCFB. Click here to read more.

By Alex Harrison, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student

You’re now approaching the final step of your rollercoaster A-Level journey, and with it being just over a month until university starts these next few weeks will be very exciting, nervous and challenging. This final step I’m talking about, of course, is results day! Being...

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wembley oasis

Clearing 2018: August 16th – The all-important day just around the corner…

This blog first appeared on UCFB’s UniBuddy platform, a noticeboard where current students can pass on advice about life at UCFB. Click here to read more.

By Kieran McAndrew, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student

Hey everybody,

First things first… I hope you’re all having or have had the summer of your lives; enjoying the heatwave and attending holidays, festivals and taking in the brilliant World Cup that we were all fortunate enough to witness.

I’m sure you are all eagerly anticipating...

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Clearing 2018: My clearing experience

This blog first appeared on UCFB’s UniBuddy platform, a noticeboard where current students can pass on advice about life at UCFB. Click here to read more.

By Sarah Makki, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student

As soon as your last A Level exam is done or your last assignment has been submitted, the countdown to results day officially starts. It’s a process we’ve all been through and at this stage all I can say is do everything and anything to keep...

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Pitch perfect job for Shanna at Crystal Palace

For nine months of the year pitches at elite football stadiums are given daily love and attention to allow for perfect playing conditions.

Then come May they’re ripped up and re-laid in time for another long, hard season. Before that though, it’s the perfect opportunity for clubs to hire out the turf for events like fan matches and five-a-side tournaments.

UCFB Wembley student Shanna Ellis spent time with Premier League side Crystal Palace towards the end of the 2017/18 season, after they...

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Riccardo has eyes on the future in his scouting role with Southampton FC

UCFB student Riccardo Polacco has spent the last 18 months scouting the youth of London for Premier League side Southampton. Here, the BA (Hons) International Football Business student tells us how he got the role, what he’s learnt and how he’s used the opportunity to continue networking in the football industry…

I started the job during my first year at UCFB after then third year student Samuel Cardenas announced he was going to be leaving the UK after he graduated to...

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Alumni profile: Lewis completes performance analysis internship at Nottingham Forest

UCFB Etihad Campus graduate Lewis Iron recently completed a two-year internship as Performance Analyst at Sky Bet Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Lewis, who studied BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching, worked with the club’s academy and Aitor Karanka’s first-team in a role that saw him participate in the development and coordination of performance analysis to help improve the technical and tactical development of players throughout the club.

He filmed all training sessions and live matches, before analysing the footage and maintaining a database...

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Boro’ Working Closely with National League Partners UCFB

Photograph by Simon Kimber

Nuneaton Borough have begun working with National League partners, University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) in providing work placement opportunities. Students based at both UCFB campuses, in London and Manchester, are encouraged to apply practical and theoretical skills learned in class and build up contacts and connections within the industry through work experience.

The partnership between UCFB and the National League has provided unique work placements and employability opportunities for students across the country. Sam...

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The ‘Gareth Effect’ sees record numbers of students sign up for football coaching degrees

The success of the England football team and its young manager Gareth Southgate has sparked a rush among students to sign up for football coaching degrees.

UCFB has seen a huge spike in applications for places on football coaching degrees since the start of the World Cup campaign.

Academics at UCFB today reported a 72% increase in applications for football coaching degree courses since the World Cup kicked off, versus this time last year – with the majority of that surge landing...

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