UCFB News

Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton to speak at UCFB Taster Day event

UCFB is delighted to announce that former Glasgow Rangers boss Mark Warburton will be appearing at the upcoming UCFB Etihad Campus Taster Day.

Warburton, who has also previously managed Brentford and Nottingham Forest, will appear at UCFB Etihad Campus on Friday 23rd February.

He will talk to guests about his career in football, as well as pass on invaluable advice to aspiring sports industry professionals.

Mark Warburton

In what has been a very short managerial career so far, Warburton has built a reputation as one of...

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Kick It Out’s Raise Your Game conference coming to UCFB Wembley

UCFB is delighted to announce it has partnered with Kick It Out to host the Women’s Raise Your Game conference at Wembley Stadium.

The event, supported by the Premier League, is a unique mentoring programme which helps provide opportunities for women who aspire to work within the football industry. The conference will be the fifth of its kind and take place on Monday 12th March.

The event will feature a number of keynote speeches and panels, as well as workshops covering careers...

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UCFB hosts launch of Paul Fletcher and Alastair Campbell book Saturday Bloody Saturday

UCFB Etihad Campus was delighted to host the launch of a new book co-written by UCFB director Paul Fletcher and political strategist Alastair Campbell.

Saturday Bloody Saturday sees a struggling football manager in the 1970s take his team to London where the threat of a IRA attack looms large. Drawing on their own backgrounds and experiences – Fletcher a former pro at Burnley, and Campbell’s time in Downing Street with then Prime Minister Tony Blair – the book was written over...

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Hope Powell – The roar of the lioness

History will show that Hope Powell changed the face of women’s football in the UK for good when she took over as England manager in 1998. The game is now at a higher level than ever, but that doesn’t mean her work is done. Powell met with us to discuss how to stay ahead in today’s game and advise students on being the best they can be…

There is no bigger champion and no bigger name in women’s football in England...

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UCFB proudly presents Future Sport magazine

UCFB is delighted to present Future Sport – its inaugural magazine packed full of highlights of UCFB graduates in the workplace and exclusive interviews with the biggest names in sport.

The issue is led by England manager Gareth Southgate, who with a World Cup just around the corner gave us his thoughts on leadership and the importance of education for a modern day coach. Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers also feature.

UCFB graduates feature heavily...

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Ground-breaking book exploring primary physical education by UCFB’s Gerald out now

A new book exploring physical education at primary level, edited by UCFB’s Dr. Gerald Griggs, is now available.

The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching physical education at primary or elementary school level.

Led by UCFB Etihad Campus Head of Academics Gerald, and Dr Kirsten Petrie of the University of Waikato, New Zealand, the book sees contributions from over 30 leading international primary PE specialists from academic...

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Students enjoy ‘inspiring’ evening at the Manchester Sports Awards

A number of students from UCFB Etihad Campus recently attended the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, and were able to meet extraordinary individuals from in and around the city. Here, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Rebecca Hawksworth gives her take on a memorable evening…

Last month, myself and eight other UCFB students had the pleasure of being invited to represent the institution at the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate.

Hosted by former European and...

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UCFB launch Unibuddy service for easier peer-to-peer communications

UCFB is delighted to launch its very own Unibuddy service – an online portal that allows prospective students to connect with those currently studying at the institution.

The service will enable prospective students to ask questions about all facets of student life at UCFB – whether that be about degree programmes, accommodation or life at each campus – and hear straight from those in the know.

Prospective students will also be able to ask questions of UCFB staff and ambassadors through Unibuddy,...

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How do I get a career in sport?

There is a plethora of job opportunities available in the sports industry. Below is just a small number of the roles available, and the degree programmes on offer at UCFB that can help set you on your way. From marketing to media, coaching to event planning, and finance to fitness, there is a career for everyone in sport.

Careers in sport: Sports journalism jobs

Journalist

The opportunities to put pen to paper and write about sport are now endless. Whether it’s writing for...

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UCFB promoting sports education in China

The year 2017 has seen UCFB making strides in China to aid the growth of sports education in Asia.

By sending students and staff to the country to assist partners, UCFB has run a number of classes and programmes in the region to aid the development of individuals wanting to work in the sports industry, as well as taster sessions for those interested in undertaking a degree at either of UCFB’s UK campuses.

Below are just some of the events and activities...

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