UCFB News

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day.

Warburton, who has also previously managed Brentford and Nottingham Forest, will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 23rd February.

He will talk to guests about his career in football, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Mark Warburton

In what has been a very short managerial career so far, Warburton has built a reputation as one of...

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Work experience is key for Anya at National League side Barrow AFC

One of the cornerstones of the student journey at UCFB is undertaking invaluable work placements to help gain a deeper understanding on the inner workings of the sports industry. Anya Wood, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student at UCFB Etihad Campus, got a head start when she started work with National League side Barrow AFC before coming to UCFB. Here, in her own words, Anya describes her journey with the club and UCFB…

I first got involved with Barrow...

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Kick It Out’s Raise Your Game conference coming to UCFB Wembley

UCFB is delighted to announce it has partnered with Kick It Out to host the Women’s Raise Your Game conference at Wembley Stadium.

The event, supported by the Premier League, is a unique mentoring programme which helps provide opportunities for women who aspire to work within the football industry. The conference will be the fifth of its kind and take place on Monday 12th March.

The event will feature a number of keynote speeches and panels, as well as workshops covering careers...

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UCFB hosts launch of Paul Fletcher and Alastair Campbell book Saturday Bloody Saturday

UCFB Etihad Campus was delighted to host the launch of a new book co-written by UCFB director Paul Fletcher and political strategist Alastair Campbell.

Saturday Bloody Saturday sees a struggling football manager in the 1970s take his team to London where the threat of a IRA attack looms large. Drawing on their own backgrounds and experiences – Fletcher a former pro at Burnley, and Campbell’s time in Downing Street with then Prime Minister Tony Blair – the book was written over...

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Q&A with UCFB Etihad Campus SU president Jamie Bradley

We recently sat down with UCFB Etihad Campus SU president Jamie Bradley, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student, to discuss his favourite bits about UCFB, advice to prospective students, and the role of the Students’ Union. Here’s what he had to say…

What is your favourite aspect of UCFB, and why?

My favourite aspect of UCFB is that it’s a sport specific institution. You’re surrounded by like-minded people who share common interests. This means you’re able to build relationships quicker...

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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez gives UCFB students fascinating insight into international management

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Hoping to guide the Belgium national team to glory at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, Roberto Martinez gave UCFB Etihad Campus students an insight into life as a football manager during his Executive Guest Speaker session.

With modern day football managers seemingly only ever a handful of games from the sack, having a good relationship with the senior management at a club or organisation is essential.

🎥 Watch Roberto Martinez message to...

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Harry Redknapp and Michael O’Neill to talk with UCFB students

UCFB is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill will be the first Executive Guest Speakers of 2018.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham manager Redknapp, and Portadown’s O’Neill will appear at UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus respectively on Wednesday 7th February.

Harry Redknapp

Affectionately known as Harry Houdini to some, Redknapp has been a constant figure in English football since the mid-1960s. His playing career began at West Ham United, where he played for eight years...

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Masters student Max talks UCFB’s MSc International Sport Management programme

Mature student Max Chernogor began the MSc International Sport Management programme at UCFB Wembley in September 2017.  Here, he describes his time at UCFB, what he has learnt and the diverse nature of the programme…

I chose to study this programme to gain the expertise needed in order to work within the sports industry. I’m very sports orientated and this programme offers me the opportunity to pursue this.

So far the programme has helped me to develop many skills for my future...

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Rugby Football League chairman Dr. Brian Barwick to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, the chairman of the Rugby Football League, will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Wembley Taster Day.

Keane, who previously led The Football Association, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Saturday 3rd February.

Dr. Barwick will talk to guests about his career in sport, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Dr. Brian Barwick

A senior figure across the worlds of sport and media for several decades, Dr. Barwick’s association with UCFB...

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Graduate Lewis enjoying life in the US with EDP Soccer

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, what he’s taken from UCFB into the position, and passes on advice to current and new UCFB students…

What is your role at EDP and what does it entail?

My main role at EDP is to plan, prepare and manage the pop up...

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