UCFB News

UCFB nominated for Times Higher Education award

UCFB is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted at this year’s Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

The world first institution has been nominated for the Outstanding Marketing/Communications Team prize, which recognises the work done by the leading marketing and communications departments in higher education.

UCFB’s ‘Careers in Sport’ campaign, which featured our outstanding alumni in their place of work at the centre of the campaign, has been recognised as an effective and leading example in the sector.

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UCFB student Jack Gladman on what the Commonwealth Games has to offer for athletics fans

With the Commonwealth Games now underway Down Under, we asked UCFB Wembley student Jack Gladman to give us his thoughts ahead of the athletics schedule starting this weekend.

 Jack is an experienced Team GB para-athlete, and finished 9th in the T38 1,500m World Para-Athletic Championship final in London in 2017.

With the Commonwealth Games now underway on the Gold Coast in Australia and with the athletics action kicking off in earnest on Saturday, I want to give you a brief overview of...

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Kick It Out partner with UEFA Foundation for Children to launch Game Changers programme alongside UCFB and the Premier League

Football’s equality and inclusion organisation Kick It Out has teamed up with UEFA Foundation for Children to launch a new mentoring programme for young adults seeking professional opportunities in the football industry.

In partnership with UCFB and the Premier League, the Game Changers mentoring programme will provide professional development opportunities for 12 candidates aged between 16-24, with the aim of identifying and creating the future leaders of football.

The aim of the programme is to inspire the next generation of football professionals...

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Jay looks back on his first year in business with Match Peak

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Having won the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award 2017, BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student Jay Karabel takes a look back at his last year in business and the progress that he and his newly established company has made…

Jay won the competition, which sees students put forward their business ideas to a Dragon’s Den-style panel of experts, with his idea for the company Match Peak.

He explained how his idea for Match Peak came about and what his organisation...

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Students spend the day behind the scenes with League One side MK Dons

Foundation year students were given the chance to spend a day with MK Dons and see the inner workings of a League One club.

Students gained valuable insight across numerous departments of the club, including coaching, marketing and finance, and were able to pose questions to staff to gain a further understanding of what it takes to work in the football industry.

Among those who spoke to students was Edu Rubio, a senior professional development coach, executive director Andrew Cullen, and UCFB...

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UCFB and Kick It Out help inspire the next generation of female talent working in football

Over 100 women gathered at UCFB Wembley to attend the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference.

Hosted by the higher education institution, and in partnership with the Premier League, the conference featured talks and workshops designed to give advice and guidance to females wanting to work in the football industry.

The event featured talks from the likes of Kick It Out chief executive Rosin Wood, QPR academy coach Manish Tailor and Rupinder Bains, who sits on the board of The...

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Gordon Strachan and Aidy Boothroyd join UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference line-up

UCFB is delighted to announce that England under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd and former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will be appearing at the inaugural UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park in April.

The pair will be giving their insight as part a football industry panel discussion alongside former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, the chief executive of the League Managers Association, Richard Bevan, and The National League boss Michael Tattersall.

Gordon Strachan

Strachan has been one of the most recognisable personalities in...

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Tommy Charlton hoping to emulate World Cup winning brothers thanks to UCFB student Paul

The brother of two World Cup winners is hoping to make it a family hat-trick thanks to the business dream of a UCFB student.

Tommy Charlton, whose brothers Sir Bobby and Jack were part of England’s successful 1966 team, has been having trials for the over-60s England walking football team. The trials, which took place at Burnley’s Barnfield Training Centre, which also included double European cup winning former Liverpool full-back Alan Kennedy, were set up by The Walking Football Association –...

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UCFB and Kick It Out launch The Next 25 scholarship

UCFB is delighted to announce a new scholarship in partnership with Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

‘The Next 25’ fund, named in recognition of Kick It Out’s 25th anniversary, will give 25 recipients full tuition fee scholarships – worth up to £54,000 – on an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree at UCFB Etihad Campus, based inside and around Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

This incredible scholarship will offer students a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn a world-class degree...

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St George’s Park to play host to inaugural UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB is delighted to announce the line-up for the inaugural UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference at St George’s Park.

Set to take place in April, the event will bring together the best in leadership advice and networking from across the football industry. Figureheads from the world of football management, media and business will gather for one day at the epicentre of the national game to deliver a series of inspirational talks, seminars and practical sessions exclusively to UCFB...

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