UCFB News

Celebrations as the UCFB Class of 2018 graduate in style

The UCFB Class of 2018 celebrated their graduation in style with a memorable ceremony at both UCFB campuses.

Dressed in their robes, the new graduates from UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus collected their degree certificates in front of their classmates, families and teaching staff at Wembley and Etihad stadiums respectively.

This year’s graduation ceremonies marked the only the second set of cohort to graduate from each campus, with students enjoying their celebratory photographs in each stadium’s iconic bowls. Over 90% of...

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When golf meets football: The psychology of the Ryder Cup

This weekend has seen the sporting world gripped with hyperbole and tension as Europe and the United States compete for golf’s most prestigious team trophy – The Samuel Ryder Cup. Sensible Soccer director and UCFB academic David Horrocks worked as a performance director and psychologist for three years in a brief hiatus from football on the European, US and South African professional golf tours, taking in two Ryder Cups along the way.

One of the courses David worked and analysed in...

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What’s on in London – your guide to upcoming events in the capital

London is one of the leading cities in the world, with something to do day and night, seven days a week. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most eagerly anticipated events coming up in the next few weeks…

Summer of Sound on The Roof

When: until Saturday 29 September

Where: John Lewis, Oxford Street

The Gardening Society on John Lewis’s Oxford Street store’s rooftop has been transformed into a live music venue this month for a celebration of music, food and...

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What’s on – your guide to upcoming events in Manchester

As one of the most culturally exciting cities in the UK, there is something to do every day and night in Manchester. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most eagerly anticipated events coming up in the next few weeks…

Bee in the City – running until Sunday 23 September

A giant colony of bees has been taking over the city centre since July, creating one of the most popular art events Manchester has seen. Over 100 individually designed bees,...

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FIFA 19: First Impressions with students Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley

With the highly anticipated FIFA 19 demo hitting consoles last week, we sat down with UCFB Etihad Campus students and eSports Awards finalists Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley, who recently tested the full game in Berlin, to get their first impressions of the new game.

The FIFA franchise is an unrivalled behemoth amongst sports video games and with every new version comes a frenzy of gamers flocking to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network to check out new features and take on...

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Ryder Cup preview: Can Europe regain golf’s greatest prize?

By Neil Silver, Head of Employability & Enrichment at UCFB

Team Europe go into this month’s Ryder Cup as underdogs, but one “player” can help swing the balance back in their favour.

That “player” isn’t called Rose, McIlroy, Garcia or Poulter. Instead, it will be the partisan crowd which turns up at Le Golf National in Paris that could make all the difference as Europe’s 13th man.

Golf is a sport which is all about current form and confidence, and if you compare...

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Football Writing Festival 2018 – Day 5: Guardiola and the two Ronaldos

A selection of leading sports journalists gathered in Manchester at the beginning of September for a week of debate at the annual Football Writing Festival. Max Carlyle, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Etihad Campus, attended the Festival and enjoyed a range of talks on the hottest topics – including the World Cup, the managerial merry-go-round and how to break into the industry – with some of the world’s most popular and respected football and sports...

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Football Writing Festival 2018 – Day 4: Getting into the game

A selection of leading sports journalists gathered in Manchester at the beginning of September for a week of debate at the annual Football Writing Festival. Max Carlyle, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Etihad Campus, attended the Festival and enjoyed a range of talks on the hottest topics – including the World Cup, the managerial merry-go-round and how to break into the industry – with some of the world’s most popular and respected football and sports...

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Football Writing Festival 2018 – Day 3: Opta and the evolution of football dialect

A selection of leading sports journalists gathered in Manchester at the beginning of September for a week of debate at the annual Football Writing Festival. Max Carlyle, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Etihad Campus, attended the Festival and enjoyed a range of talks on the hottest topics – including the World Cup, the managerial merry-go-round and how to break into the industry – with some of the world’s most popular and respected football and sports...

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Football Writing Festival 2018 – Day 2: Club culture, mental health awareness and the ever-growing global branding of football

A selection of leading sports journalists gathered in Manchester at the beginning of September for a week of debate at the annual Football Writing Festival. Max Carlyle, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Etihad Campus, attended the Festival and enjoyed a range of talks on the hottest topics – including the World Cup, the managerial merry-go-round and how to break into the industry – with some of the world’s most popular and respected football and sports...

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