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Joe reflects on FA Cup Final experience and his highlights from three years at UCFB

The most exciting stage of the football season is well underway with Manchester City clinching a historic treble on Saturday and the EFL play-off finals taking place at Wembley Stadium over the Bank Holiday weekend.  And a mouth-watering Champions League Final is also on the horizon with fans eagerly anticipating a matchup between two Premier League heavyweights.  We spoke with BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Joe Vickers about his experience working at the FA Cup Final, what makes...

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Student Cameron works with FA Cup Final events team as Man City clinch historic treble

Saturday’s FA Cup Final saw Manchester City clinch a historic treble to become the only men’s team in English football to achieve the feat. But what goes on behind the scenes to deliver such a major event at Wembley Stadium? And how much work is involved in making sure all the entertainment runs smoothly? We spoke to BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Cameron Dabbs, who was working on the events team at the game, to find out more…

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Joe reflects on memorable Champions League work experience at new Tottenham Stadium

The newly opened Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has already seen some classic events take place with the venue providing a fitting backdrop to the north-London clubs’ progression all the way to the Champions League final. The arena is setting new standards for fan engagement, commercial success, and matchday experience, among other things, and is already proving to be a gamechanger in the events industry. With the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool fast approaching, we spoke with BA (Hons) Stadium...

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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.

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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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