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The ‘Gareth Effect’ sees record numbers of students sign up for football coaching degrees

The success of the England football team and its young manager Gareth Southgate has sparked a rush among students to sign up for football coaching degrees.

UCFB has seen a huge spike in applications for places on football coaching degrees since the start of the World Cup campaign.

Academics at UCFB today reported a 72% increase in applications for football coaching degree courses since the World Cup kicked off, versus this time last year – with the majority of that surge landing...

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Owen spends day with Student Services team at UCFB Wembley

UCFB Wembley recently welcomed a work experience student into its Student Services team to see how the institution looks after its student body.

Owen, a year eight pupil at Hitchen Boys’ School, Hertfordshire, shadowed Nick Radley, head of student services, to get the inside track on UCFB, its world-class facilities which include Wembley Stadium, as well as meet with lecturers and other student facing staff.

Owen said “I wanted to learn more about higher education and I’m really interested in sport so...

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UCFB and English Schools’ FA agree partnership to boost careers through football

The University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) – the world’s first higher education establishment dedicated to football and sports degrees – has joined up with the English Schools’ FA to improve career prospects for students through football.

UCFB, which has campuses with the Etihad Stadium and Wembley Stadium at their heart, has this week signed a one-year deal to be an English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) Foundation Partner for Higher Education.

The deal means that there will be new employability opportunities for...

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Wimbledon serves up ace time for UCFB student Ben

UCFB Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student Ben Croft recently had the opportunity to attend the first day of this year’s Wimbledon. With the tournament in full swing we asked Ben for his thoughts on the importance of the event to the British sporting calendar and what makes attending day one so special…

How does Wimbledon compare to other major sporting events you have attended?

Wimbledon is very special, I’ve been very fortunate enough to go there for the last few years...

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Wimbledon 2018: The everlasting genius of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Just when we thought we had seen the very best of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, back they come leaving us mystified by their genius once again.

Federer, the 36-year-old wizard from Switzerland, and Nadal, Spain’s 32-year-old power house, have between them collected each of the last six majors, and are both favourites to make it seven at Wimbledon later this month. Ever since an epic five-set battle in the Australian Open...

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Djokovic just part of the job for media student Rebecca at Queen’s Club

UCFB Etihad Campus student Rebecca Hawksworth recently undertook the great opportunity to work at the Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club, the warm-up tennis event ahead of Wimbledon.

The BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student worked as a tennis media liaison officer. Here, she tells us how she got the job and how she found her experience working in a different sport away from football…

I’ve not only grown up as a football fan, but since I was a child I have...

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Real Madrid and Liverpool ready to go head-to-head in Champions League final

The curtain comes down on the domestic football season this weekend when Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev.

Madrid are looking to win their third European title in a row, and their fourth in five years, against a Liverpool side inspired by Egyptian Mo Salah and his phenomenal first season at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been scoring goals for fun in this competition, clocking up 40 goals since the group stages. The Reds topped their...

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Manchester United and Chelsea ready to lock horns in FA Cup final

Manchester United and Chelsea will meet in this weekend’s FA Cup final looking to end very different seasons with silverware.

Despite winning the Premier League last year, a disappointing 5th place finish this time around has left much speculation surrounding the future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, with many speculating that not even an FA Cup win will save his job.

In the opposite dugout is Jose Mourinho, looking to win his third major trophy in only his second season at the...

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UCFB students given chance to study at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea

UCFB students are to be given the exclusive opportunity to visit and study at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea this summer.

As part of the partnership between UCFB and the education arm of the 12-time European champions, current students will have the chance to take part in a Summer Course in the Spanish capital over a one-week period to gain a deeper understanding of the European sports market.

The Summer Course will include seminars from leading industry professionals on various aspects...

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Students learn from the best at inaugural UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference

UCFB students toured the world-class facilities at St George’s Park and heard from some of the football industry’s leading figures as part of the inaugural UCFB Future Leaders in Football and Sport Conference.

Hosted by the BBC’s Mark Clemmit, the day-long event at England’s training base saw students hear from the likes of former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, England women’s coach Casey Stoney and Leicester City’s finance director Simon Capper about their stellar careers as well as pass on invaluable advice...

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