6th April 2017

UCFB students hail ‘inspirational’ Gareth Southgate following guest speaker event

Gareth Southgate was at UCFB Wembley this week to speak to students about his career and pass on key advice to aspiring football and sport professionals.

Around 500 students gathered to hear from the England manager as he told tales from his playing and managerial career, advised students on how to deal with adversity at the highest level and revealed why England fans should be excited about the future.

The hour long talk at Wembley Stadium was part of the unique UCFB...

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5th April 2017

Value, access and comfort – Why Grand Felda House is the perfect place to live for UCFB Wembley students

It’s a well-known fact students are on a tight budget during their studies – every pound and 5p carrier bag counts.

That’s why UCFB Wembley has chosen CRM Students’ Grand Felda House as its halls of residence partner in London – affordable, modern and comfortable accommodation situated next to our iconic campus and within easy reach of the bustling city centre.

But what really sets Grand Felda House apart from other student accommodation in London – on top of the free WiFi...

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5th April 2017

Law students from around the country gather at UCFB Wembley for UK Sports Law Competition

UCFB Wembley recently played host to 20 student law teams from around the country taking part in the second UK Sports Law Competition.

The competition, in conjunction with Shulmans LLP law firm, was held inside the iconic Wembley Stadium, and welcomed the best and brightest from the country’s leading law schools, competing against each other in a variety of sport law scenarios, including the negotiation of commercial terms of a sponsorship deal and resolving a dispute between a football club and...

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3rd April 2017

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein: ‘Having passion for football is vital’

From the pitch to the stands football is a passionate sport that finds a way to get under the skin of thousands of people every weekend.

That passion is equally as important when working within the football industry and is a major factor when hiring for one former Premier League heavyweight.

 

David Dein spent over 20 years as vice-chairman at Arsenal and was the man responsible for hiring Arsene Wenger and the club’s success around the turn of the century. Since leaving...

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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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30th March 2017

England manager Gareth Southgate to speak to UCFB Wembley students

UCFB is delighted to announce that England manager Gareth Southgate will be talking to UCFB Wembley students next week as part of the Executive Guest Speaker Series.

Southgate, also a former Premier League and England player, will appear at UCFB Wembley on Tuesday 4th April.

Gareth Southgate

UCFB Wembley will welcome Southgate fresh from England’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania, with the Three Lions top of Group F and looking good for a place at next year’s tournament in Russia.

Southgate took...

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28th March 2017

UCFB student Jay enjoying part-time internship at League One side Oldham Athletic

One UCFB Etihad Campus student is complementing his studies with a part-time sales role at a leading League One club.

Jay Karabel was offered the role of sales executive intern at Oldham Athletic following a tough but successful interview with the chief executive and website editor at Boundary Park.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student landed a three day a week, plus match day, role with the Latics at the beginning of the year, and is now well and truly...

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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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24th March 2017

UCFB Wembley Darts Society set to take on some of the best in the UK

Members of the UCFB Wembley Darts Society will travel to Sheffield this weekend to compete in the prestigious University Darts UK Big Weekender.

The society, now in its second year, will enter two teams into the event at the Octagon Centre, as well as all 14 members who are travelling to Yorkshire competing in the singles tournament. They’ll be going up against higher education institutions from around the UK, and well over 200 players are expected to take part in the...

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23rd March 2017

UCFB Wembley football teams complete an unforgettable ‘treble’

UCFB Wembley is celebrating a hat trick of titles after all three of its football teams secured league success this season.

The Women’s team, as well as the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams, all won their BUCS leagues, losing just three games between them all season.

In an unforgettable year, UCFB Wembley Women topped the South Eastern 4A table after going unbeaten for the whole season; the Men’s 1st team secured the South Eastern 6D title and the Men’s 2nd team won...

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