UCFB News

UCFB student Alex talks mental health with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham on #ATimeForAnswers panel

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week we went along to Beacon Counselling’s Stamp Out Stigma #ATimeForAnswers event on Thursday to hear about young people’s experiences with mental health in Greater Manchester. Panellists including Mayor Andy Burnham, Oldham Athletic midfielder Jose Baxter, former Wigan Warriors player Danny Sculthorpe and UCFB student Alex Ellison shared their stories with the audience of youngsters. We caught up with Alex to delve deeper into the subject of mental health and find out why stamping...

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UCFB is going global

UCFB students and alumni will soon be able to travel to the likes of Australia, Canada and the USA to benefit from a range of global study hubs in some of the most iconic stadiums in world sport.

Hosted at a series of inspirational locations, UCFB global summits will enable students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry and learn from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

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Joe reflects on memorable Champions League work experience at new Tottenham Stadium

The newly opened Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has already seen some classic events take place with the venue providing a fitting backdrop to the north-London clubs’ progression all the way to the Champions League final. The arena is setting new standards for fan engagement, commercial success, and matchday experience, among other things, and is already proving to be a gamechanger in the events industry. With the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool fast approaching, we spoke with BA (Hons) Stadium...

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Scholarship Q&A: Georgia Stevens

UCFB offers a number of unique scholarship opportunities to students of all abilities across a number of disciplines, with scholarships available based on academic and sporting achievements, as well as social mobility, among other categories.

Georgia Stevens, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student at UCFB Etihad Campus, was awarded the Alastair Campbell Scholarship recently. Here, she tells us about how the award has helped her, and shares her highlights from her time at UCFB so far. Georgia, who also plays for...

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Jeni looks forward to Rugby World Cup and explains how online degree complements her role at the RFU

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup fast approaching the sport is set to take centre stage over the autumn as fans watch closely to see which country comes out on top on 2nd November in Yokohama, Japan. We spoke with Jeni Kingman, who studies an MSc International Sport Management online degree whilst working at the Rugby Football Union (RFU), to find out what it’s like working in the industry during a World Cup year and how studying an online masters...

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UCFB announce three new football industry Masters degrees

UCFB is delighted to announce details of three new Masters degrees set to launch this September, including a second online degree.

MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing, MSc Football Business and MSc Football Business (Online) will join UCFB’s stellar line up of postgraduate programme options, giving current and aspiring sports professionals even more opportunity to gain the necessary skills to work in the multi-billion-pound football and sports industry.

Applications are now open for all three programmes.

MSc Football Communications & Digital Marketing

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UCFB becomes official education partner of USL League Two

UCFB have announced a multi-year partnership with USL League Two to become the official education partner of the league.

A number of UCFB students will head to the United States this summer to assist a range of USL League Two clubs in areas including marketing, media, coaching and events.

“Everyone at UCFB is delighted to have formed such a prestigious partnership with the USL,” UCFB’s Head of Employability & Enrichment Neil Silver said. “There can be no better opportunity for a student...

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David Moyes: ‘Preparing for scrutiny in management helps prioritise your mental health’

By Alex Turk

It’s no secret that being a football manager comes with its highs and lows, as with any other role in the football industry, but not enough protection has been provided by football clubs in the past to guard against one of the industry’s greatest taboos.

When it comes to sport, being in good mental health goes a long way to becoming successful. But depression alone affects up to half of the world’s population during our lifetime, and with elite...

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Did you know? The UCFB Global Insight Series

With UCFB set to reveal the locations of its global hubs over the coming weeks, we thought we’d dive into some facts and figures about some of the countries that will play host to these exciting new additions to the UCFB family.

Australia, Canada and the US are home to some of the biggest names, clubs and brands in sport, as some of the numbers below demonstrate…

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The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first to be hosted jointly by three...

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Alumni profile: Aarron Pullen, Media & Communications Officer at Barnet FC and London Bees

“Every day is different. I try to keep a schedule as much as I can, but when you’ve got a Tuesday match and then a Saturday match it can really vary – especially if there’s an away game!”

All the way through their studies at UCFB, students are told to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way because they’ll never know who they might impress along the way. For Aarron, it resulted in a full-time job.

Initially working as...

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