UCFB News

18th September 2017

UCFB and The National League: A gold£n opportunity for all students

By Paul Fletcher MBE, UCFB director and co-founder

No matter how well you perform in your final grades upon graduating from UCFB, one question you will be asked at every job interview will be: “What experience do you have?”

It’s a tough question when you’ve been studying hard for three years. I found myself in a far more difficult situation when I retired from football with a serious injury aged 31. I had no interest in becoming a manager or a fitness...

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24th August 2017

UCFB student Rebecca gives her verdict at the mid-way point of the Formula One season

By Rebecca Hawksworth

If you had surveyed Formula One fans before the start of this season and asked them who would be leading the Drivers’ Championship going into the summer break, not many would have opted for Sebastian Vettel in the Ferrari.

Eleven races in and with nine still to go, Vettel currently leads the Drivers’ Championship by 14 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. However, with Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas just 19 points behind him, it’s a tight three...

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23rd August 2017

UCFB joins The Higher Education Academy

UCFB is a proud member of The Higher Education Academy (HEA), the national body which champions teaching excellence.

Our membership with the HEA enables our academic staff to gain access to best practice ideas and knowledge thanks to the HEA’s focus on improving approaches to teaching, and individual teaching practice, to help improve the student journey into, through and beyond higher education.

The HEA is recognised globally for inspiring teaching excellence to inspire and drive student success. All UCFB academic staff are...

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22nd August 2017

UCFB and Rugby Football League strike working partnership

UCFB is delighted to announce a partnership with the Rugby Football League that will allow students to gain invaluable work experience opportunities at one of the country’s leading sporting bodies.

The deal with the Rugby Football League, who oversee the likes of the BetFred Super League, will see students and graduates land roles within the organisation itself and at some of its leading clubs.

The Rugby Football League joins a long illustrious list of institutions UCFB is proud to call partners, including...

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10th August 2017

Premier League 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

With the start of the Premier League season set to get under way, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson has been taking a look at the race for the title, top four and the battle for survival…

The Premier League once again promises to be the most exciting league in the world, and with no stand out favourite this year it could go down to the wire.

Defending champions Chelsea undoubtedly benefited from having no European football last...

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4th August 2017

EFL Championship 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

With the start of the football season upon us, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson has been taking a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues. With the EFL Championship set to kick off tonight, he analyses those most likely to reach the Premier League promise land next year…

The EFL Championship is always an exciting division and plays host to some of England’s most historic clubs. Usually, it would be...

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3rd August 2017

EFL League One 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

As the start of the football season draws near, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson takes a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues. Up next, he takes a look at the EFL League One…

League One never fails to excite fans and it certainly promises to do so this season.

Blackburn Rovers suffered relegation from the Championship last season and Tony Mowbray faces the tough task of guiding The Rovers back...

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3rd August 2017

EFL League Two 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

As the start of the football season draws near, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson takes a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues, starting with the battle for the EFL League Two crown…

Last season was full of drama, none more so than in the League Two play-off positions which weren’t decided until the last minute of the final day. Ultimately, Blackpool came through the play-offs to win at Wembley...

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28th July 2017

UCFB to be official education partner for the United Soccer League

UCFB is proud to announce a partnership with the United Soccer League (USL) in the U.S. to be the league’s official education partner.

The new agreement will provide students at UCFB’s Wembley campus, London, and the Etihad Campus, Manchester, with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience across the league’s clubs and divisions throughout the U.S. and Canada, including the USL, North America’s second-division league, the USL’s Division III, a new third-division league launching in the U.S. in 2019, and the...

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14th July 2017

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel head for showdown at Silverstone

 

By Rebecca Hawksworth

This weekend sees the battle for the Formula One Championship head to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, with home favourite Lewis Hamilton looking to close the gap on title rival Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel currently leads the Drivers’ Championship by 20 points ahead of Hamilton in second, who this season is vying for his fourth World Championship. The 5.89km circuit in Northamptonshire saw Hamilton storm to victory in 2016 and the Brit will be hoping for a similar result...

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