UCFB World Cup 2018 Insights


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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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.

Featuring videos, pictures...

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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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