21st August 2017

Graduate Joel takes an inside look at the first ever International Management Games summer programme

By Joel Downings

This summer UCFB held the inaugural International Management Games academic summer programme at Wembley Stadium. International students from as far as the Philippines were given the chance to put their management skills to the test during this unique one-week programme.

The programme, led by Neil Doncaster, the chief executive of the Scottish Professional Football League, places participants in realistic management situations centred around crisis management, negotiation skills and media handling. These scenarios are based on real problems within sport...

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18th August 2017

UCFB partners with… Isokinetic Medical Group: Breaking records in Barcelona

It was Camp Nou calling for two UCFB media students, who put their degrees to the test as press liaisons at the biggest football medicine event that’s ever been held…

Blue skies, sandy beaches and warm sunshine. When it comes to offering students unique work experience opportunities with the world’s leading organisations, UCFB likes to deliver.

But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all one big jolly and five-a-side in the sun. The nature of 21st century football and sport is that...

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16th August 2017

In Focus: How football coaching has evolved – Jez Semple

In the latest in our UCFB In Focus series, Jez Semple, programme leader for BA (Hons) Football Coaching and Management at UCFB Etihad Campus, explores the methods used by modern day football coaches at grassroots and professional levels, and how it’s not all just about the ball these day.

Jez has over 14 years of coaching experience in grassroots, academy and professional environments, from youth to both the male and female senior game. After finishing his playing career, he completed his...

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14th August 2017

UCFB in conversation with… Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague

Guillem Balague must be the busiest man in football. Best known as the face of Sky Sports’ Spanish football coverage, the Catalan is also an international journalist, author, UEFA licenced coach, charity worker… and director of football.

Balague joined UCFB partner Biggleswade United in 2014 with the aim of developing the club’s fortunes on and off the pitch. Plying their trade in the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands Football League, Balague’s presence has certainly gained the club more coverage...

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10th August 2017

Premier League 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

With the start of the Premier League season set to get under way, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson has been taking a look at the race for the title, top four and the battle for survival…

The Premier League once again promises to be the most exciting league in the world, and with no stand out favourite this year it could go down to the wire.

Defending champions Chelsea undoubtedly benefited from having no European football last...

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9th August 2017

Quartet of graduates making waves in America at EDP Soccer

By Paul Fletcher, UCFB director

During our first intake of UCFB students in 2010, I remember a few of the students who seemed to be involved in everything – their familiar faces kept popping up everywhere. I’d go to a football match at an away ground and one of them would be working in the car park. I went to Old Trafford Cricket Ground once and Tim Newton was working as a steward; Jonny Morville worked for a short period...

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7th August 2017

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Ryan Channer

Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

Below, UCFB Wembley student Ryan Channer, who’s studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing, explains how he found the Clearing process in 2016.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I decided my previous institution...

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7th August 2017

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Sarah Makki

Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

UCFB Etihad Campus student Sarah Makki, who’s studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, explains how she found the Clearing process in 2016.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I used all five of my...

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4th August 2017

EFL Championship 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

With the start of the football season upon us, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson has been taking a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues. With the EFL Championship set to kick off tonight, he analyses those most likely to reach the Premier League promise land next year…

The EFL Championship is always an exciting division and plays host to some of England’s most historic clubs. Usually, it would be...

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3rd August 2017

EFL League One 2017/18 season preview

By Riegan Thompson

As the start of the football season draws near, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Riegan Thompson takes a look at the runners and riders in each of English football’s four leagues. Up next, he takes a look at the EFL League One…

League One never fails to excite fans and it certainly promises to do so this season.

Blackburn Rovers suffered relegation from the Championship last season and Tony Mowbray faces the tough task of guiding The Rovers back...

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