25th May 2017

Meet the employer event at UCFB Wembley huge success

Postgraduate students were given the perfect opportunity to build contacts for their future careers thanks to a meet the employer event at UCFB Wembley.

A number of companies gave presentations to students inside Wembley Stadium, allowing the job seekers to see the opportunities available to them following graduation.

As well as being an opportunity for students to network, the day also gave a chance to employers to find out more about the unique learning experience at UCFB and how its students are...

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26th April 2017

UCFB and Premier Sports Network agree exciting partnership for students

UCFB is delighted to announce a partnership with Premier Sports Network, the events and intelligence provider for an invite-only community of leading sport executives.

The partnership will see UCFB students join the Premier Sports Network delivery team at events across 2017, where they will be able to experience the mechanics of putting on a B2B sport event, given the chance to learn from industry experts and offered the opportunity to meet major rights-holders, governing bodies and suppliers.

Premier Sports Network Player Care...

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21st April 2017

UCFB and Sky Sports team up to offer 100 female school pupils a taste of a career in sport media

UCFB and Sky Sports have teamed up to offer an exciting hands-on insight to young females pursuing a career in sport media.

The Women in Sport Media event, set to take place on April 26th at UCFB Wembley, will see 100 local school pupils visit the campus to hear from and experience the industry from a number of high-profile female sport media professionals.

The pupils will learn more about the specific roles available in the sport media industry through skills sessions such...

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30th March 2017

Excitement building ahead of inaugural UCFB Etihad Campus Games

The inaugural UCFB Etihad Campus Games is set to take place next week, with a whole day and night of entertainment planned.

Belle Vue Leisure Centre will play host during the day on Wednesday 5th April, and will feature a number of football matches between different student teams, with a team representing each year group. A shield will be awarded to the winning team, which will go on to be contested on an annual basis.

Following the action at Belle Vue, the...

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24th March 2017

UCFB students and staff help to raise funds for Comic Relief

Students and staff across both UCFB campuses have been getting in the charitable spirit by taking part in fun activities all week to raise money for Comic Relief.

At UCFB Wembley, students were given the chance to ‘pie’ members of staff in exchange for a donation towards the charity, much to the enjoyment of many!

Further activities including guessing the amounts of sweets in a jar and wearing red for a day also helped towards UCFB Wembley raising funds for the worthy...

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8th March 2017

If This Girl Can, so can you

By Sharona Friedman, Chief Marketing Officer at UCFB


Over the past month, Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ marketing campaign has returned to billboards and TVs across the country. Originally created two years ago as an attempt to inspire women to participate in sport, its success was remarkable. If you haven’t come across This Girl Can before, or haven’t come across the new campaign yet, here are its main promotional videos:

This Girl Can 1 (2015): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsP0W7-tEOc

This Girl Can 2 (2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZoXyIxqFRc

In marketing,...

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28th February 2017

Children in Need certificate for UCFB Etihad Campus staff and students

Students and staff at UCFB Etihad Campus have been presented with a certificate of thanks after raising over £450 for Children in Need.

Across the campus in November, a number of events took place including: a bake sale, a spotty cake competition and football matches where positions were auctioned off to help raise the funds for the BBC’s flagship charity appeal. The certificate, presented this week, confirmed a brilliant total of £454 was raised.

Amy Platts, Head of Student Services at UCFB...

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24th February 2017

Sara Hale: ‘Quad Series great preparation for Commonwealth Games and World Cup’

England netball coach and UCFB academic Sara Hale says the recent Quad Series tournament was the perfect preparation ahead of a busy two years that includes the Commonwealth Games and World Cup.

England Roses finished the mini-series third, but only after a narrow 47-46 defeat to world number one and series winners Australia Diamonds in their last game in London. An opening 60-55 win over South Africa Proteas in Durban was followed by a painful 61-37 loss to New Zealand Silver...

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17th February 2017

UCFB and She Kicks magazine team up to offer unique scholarship opportunity to female students

UCFB is delighted to announce a renewed partnership with leading football magazine She Kicks that will see two female students awarded a unique internship worth up to £3,000.

The scholarship is open to applicants who can demonstrate that a UCFB degree will help them with their career ambitions. The internship will take place at She Kicks or a partner publication, with all travel and accommodation expenses covered up to a maximum value of £3,000.

The successful pair will take part in activities...

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14th February 2017

Girls’ Academy launched at UCFB Burnley for aspiring footballers

Year 11 girls are being encouraged to apply for a new scheme at UCFB Burnley that will enable them to combine their A Level studies and football playing skills at Turf Moor.

Girls’ Academy, delivered in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College, is due to kick off in September for girls aged 16-18, and will mirror the boys’ Shadow Youth Team programme.

As part of the new programme, students will receive eight hours of dedicated coaching...

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