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A day at the races for UCFB Programme Leader Paul Brewster

For former Barbadian jockey Paul Brewster, a trip to Windsor racecourse earlier this year was a day of real nostalgia. Attending as part of a UCFB delegation, Paul accompanied a group of students who were being introduced to the world of racing and its many career opportunities through an Explore Racing Day, organised by Careers in Racing.

By Paul Brewster, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance Programme Leader at UCFB

I first came in to contact with horses at the age of...

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Graduate Alexander named as ‘one to watch’ at the Football Black List awards

It has been quite a year for UCFB graduate Alexander Brown. After being part of The Football Association media team that gave fans unprecedented access to the England team at this summer’s memorable World Cup in Russia, he was recently named as ‘one to watch’ at the prestigious Football Black List awards. The awards celebrate African and Caribbean achievement in the British game away from the pitch and those working hard behind the scenes. We caught up with Alexander after the...

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Global sports leaders to gather in London to champion athlete welfare initiative

Leading sports professionals from around the world will gather in London on Monday as part of a global initiative to prioritise athlete welfare across the sports industry.

The International Player Care Conference will bring together coaches, scouts, agents, medical staff, and a range of sports administrators at The Corinthia Hotel to explore best-practice strategies to improve the experiences of athletes at and away from the competition arena.

The initiative was created in 2015 by Founder and CEO of the Premier Sports Network,...

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UCFB reveals ‘Next 25’ students to receive full scholarships as part of Kick It Out partnership

Twenty-five students will be receiving a once in a lifetime opportunity to study a degree with all tuition fee costs covered at UCFB.

Recipients of the ‘Next 25’ fund – launched in partnership with Kick It Out to celebrate their 25th anniversary and worth over £500,000 – will complete degrees at either UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester or UCFB Wembley in London. The Next 25 fund gives recipients full tuition fee scholarships – worth up to £54,000.

Extraordinary journey

The Next 25 was introduced...

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Female students get a taste of a career in sport media thanks to UCFB and Sky Sports

One hundred school girls went behind the scenes at Wembley Stadium as part of a unique event to promote the role women play in sport media.

The Women in Sport Media day, hosted by UCFB Wembley and Sky Sports, aimed to show off the number of job roles available within sport media and how women in those positions are influencing the way the industry is moving forward.

On the day, the teenage participants were able to try their hand at a number...

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Law students from around the country gather at UCFB Wembley for UK Sports Law Competition

UCFB Wembley recently played host to 20 student law teams from around the country taking part in the second UK Sports Law Competition.

The competition, in conjunction with Shulmans LLP law firm, was held inside the iconic Wembley Stadium, and welcomed the best and brightest from the country’s leading law schools, competing against each other in a variety of sport law scenarios, including the negotiation of commercial terms of a sponsorship deal and resolving a dispute between a football club and...

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SMMEX Wembley Stadium event to give UCFB students vital insight and experience

UCFB students will get the chance to network with the cream of the football and sport industry after landing work placement roles at an upcoming conference at Wembley Stadium.

In total, eight students will attend SMMEX – The Sports Merchandise & Marketing Exhibition – at the beginning of March to gain vital work experience and get a closer look at the inner workings of the industry, with some in attendance to film the event for the organisers.

SMMEX sees clubs, brands and...

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RFL boss Dr. Brian Barwick to speak at UCFB Wembley Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that Dr. Brian Barwick, chairman of the Rugby Football League and Super League, will speak to prospective students at UCFB Wembley as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Dr. Barwick, who is also the former chief executive of The Football Association and is a member of the UCFB Employability & Enhancement panel, will appear at the London campus to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on Saturday 4th March.

Dr....

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UCFB Wembley to host prestigious National Sports Law Negotiation Competition

UCFB Wembley is delighted to announce it will host this year’s National Sports Law Negotiation Competition, in conjunction with Shulmans LLP law firm.

The event, which is in its second year and will take place in March, will see students in higher education institutions from around the country compete in mock negotiations dealing with issues currently affecting the sport industry.

Twenty teams will compete against each other, including two from UCFB, in negotiations that range from commercial sponsorship deals, breaches of contract...

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Former Burnley striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher MBE to speak at UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Burnley FC striker and chief executive Paul Fletcher will speak to prospective students at the UCFB Etihad Campus as part of a unique Taster Day event.

Fletcher, who is a director at UCFB, will appear as guest speaker at the Manchester campus on Saturday 11th February to give a flavour of UCFB life and talk about his colourful career on the pitch and in the boardroom.

After beginning his playing career at Bolton Wanderers, Fletcher...

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