UCFB News

Alumni profile: Liam Kiziltan, Founder & Community Director at EQUIP Coaching

“I’ve always wanted to start my own company and be an entrepreneur, it gets me ticking and gets me motivated!”

Since graduating from his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing degree programme in 2017, Liam has continued to grow his business EQUIP Coaching to a place where he now leads a team of 20 staff and volunteers.

EQUIP is a life skills training and education organisation which focuses on values and is aimed at helping people develop to fulfil their potential, promoting...

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Law students learn from the best in Beswicks Sports masterclasses

In recent weeks’ students from UCFB’s BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Law have had the chance to learn from the best in the industry.

Masterclasses delivered by experts at Beswicks Sports, one of the world’s leading sports management groups, have helped to outline the intricacies of sports governance, regulation and the role of agents and intermediaries.

Established in 1922, Beswicks provides services for players covering contract negotiation, image rights and career advice, as well as club services addressing sponsorship and player...

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Online student Mihir working in the heart of the US football industry

Football in the US has reached a tipping point and there is no going back. With attendance levels now at 7.3 million per year, Major League Soccer is one of the fastest growing divisions in the world with Atlanta United setting the pace after announcing a record 71,812 turnout for their October 2018 fixture against Chicago Fire. Since launching in 1996 with 10 teams, the MLS now features 23 clubs with three more on the way including David Beckham’s Inter...

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Students make debut for FC United of Manchester first team

A number of UCFB students recently made their debut for FC United of Manchester in the National League North.

Will Ozono, Jack Grimshaw, Mark West and Salou McDowell–Jallou, who are part of the UCFB Undergraduate Academy, have spent most of the season helping the club’s under-21 side to the top of the North West Under 21 Development League. However, with FC United currently battling relegation, manager Neil Reynolds has called on a number of under-21 players to help.

Will, Jack and Mark...

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Pride for Kristoffer as he joins board of Association of Norwegian Students Abroad

Norwegian student Kristoffer Foerde was recently appointed to the board of the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad – a role that will enable him to represent his fellow countrymen and women who are studying in the UK. We spoke to the BA (Hons) International Football Business student about his pride at the appointment and what he hopes to achieve during his time with ANSA…

Tell us more about the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad – what does the body do?

The Association...

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Thomas: My day with Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson and UCFB

As part of UCFB’s working partnership with the League Managers Association, students regularly hear from some of the leading names in the football industry. In March, UCFB Wembley student Thomas Emanuele, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting, had the unique opportunity to join the UCFB marketing team when they travelled to south London to sit down with Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson to interview him as part of the UCFB LMA Insight video series. Here, Thomas tells...

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Scholarship Q&A – Cameron Dabbs

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.

Cameron Dabbs, a BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student at UCFB Wembley, was awarded the Paul Fletcher MBE Scholarship. Here, he tells us about how the award has helped him, and shares his highlights from his time at UCFB so far.

How has the scholarship helped you so...

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Student Matt takes home £1,000 prize in inaugural UCFB esports tournament

UCFB Etihad Campus student Matt Butterworth was crowned the inaugural UCFB esports champion following an epic competition across both campuses.

Following his victory at the Etihad leg of the FIFA tournament, Matt travelled to UCFB Wembley to take on the London-based winner and student Nafis Chowdhury. Following a thrilling 6-3 win in the first leg, Matt, playing as Barcelona, went into the second game with a big advantage. A courageous 4-3 victory for Nafis and Juventus restored some pride, but Matt,...

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‘Tottenham’s going home’ – London’s latest mega-stadium opens its doors

It’s been a season of delays for Tottenham fans as they’ve waited to return to N17 and their new home. But tonight, finally, against Crystal Palace, Spurs will kick off a new chapter in their history at London’s latest mega-stadium. UCFB’s Head of Employability & Enrichment and avid Spurs supporter, Neil Silver, was at one of the recent test events working for The Sun, and he saw first-hand just what players and fans can expect tonight…

It wouldn’t have mattered if...

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Budding marketers at UCFB gain valuable lesson from digital innovators

Students were given the chance to hear from digital experts labelled as innovators in the football industry for the work they have delivered with Premier League side Southampton.

Delete, an award winning digital agency, presented their work to BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing students at UCFB Wembley, highlighting how they created an innovative website and digital platform for the Saints – one that has been described as the “best in the Premier League”.

Tom Dougherty, Partner & User Experience Director at...

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