UCFB News

UCFB students asked to take part in National Student Survey

The National Student Survey gathers opinions from students about their time in higher education, and is an influential tool for students to help shape the future of their degree programme and institution.

The survey asks students to provide honest feedback about their programme, place of study and life on campus, allowing participants to be completely honest about their time in higher education. The information provided is designed to enhance the learning experience for all students, and acts as a quality check...

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Jon-Luc talks Six Nations, women’s rugby and the global reach of the game

This year’s Six Nations tournament got off to a memorable start last week with England claiming their first win in Dublin since 2013, and Wales fighting back from 16-0 down at half-time to win in Paris. The continent’s most fiercely contested competition rolls into Rome, London and Edinburgh this weekend for round two and fans around the world will be tuning in to see which nation can remain unbeaten and stay on course for a Grand Slam. We spoke with...

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Georgina lends Russia a hand in tournament role for The Football Association

Having already advanced to the elite qualifying round of the 2019 Euros, England under-17s recently hosted an international friendly tournament to get some much needed minutes under their belts. Visiting England to take part in the tournament were Brazil, Russia and the USA in games in Shrewsbury and Telford. UCFB student Georgina Slawinski, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching, was there working for The Football Association as a Team Liaison Officer for Russia. Here, she tells us about the...

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Joe working with Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG

Recent years have seen an explosion in the Chinese football market. Big money transfers, coupled with ambitious plans to become a major player on the international scene, has meant that the world superpower are now taking the beautiful game seriously, and a number of British coaches have made the move to China to unearth the next generation of talent.

Joe Jackson, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, recently spent time in Shanghai on a work placement with Chinese Super...

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FC United of Manchester U21s win on the road to stay top

FC United of Manchester U21s, UCFB’s Undergraduate Academy Manchester side, maintained their lead at the top of the North West U21 Development League with a hard fought 2-0 win at St Helens Town.

From the off, FC United looked to establish their way of playing and early into the game created chances which forced the St Helens goalkeeper into making a number of saves. As the first half developed, chances were limited and it was the home side that scored against the...

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Conor returns from Doha trip after learning all about revolutionary Qatar World Cup

A pioneering trip to the Qatari capital of Doha earlier this month gave UCFB students the opportunity of meeting some of the movers and shakers behind the 2022 World Cup. Conor Walsh, studying MSc Sports Management at UCFB Wembley, is one of a number of students who got to learn all about the Gulf country and it’s build up to hosting the 22nd edition of the tournament. Here, Conor tells us about the unique trip and what the World Cup...

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Alumni profile: Macauley Bishop, Community Coach at The Albion Foundation

After graduating from his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme in 2018, Macauley Bishop landed a job with West Bromwich Albion’s community arm – The Albion Foundation – as a community coach. At the Championship club he also acts as a Performance Analyst intern for the academy side. Here, Mac tells us about his job, what he’s learnt so far and what he’s taken from UCFB into the role…

How long have you been working for The Albion Foundation and...

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Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference set to return to UCFB Wembley

UCFB is delighted to announce that the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference will return to Wembley Stadium in March.

The event, supported by the Premier League, is a unique mentoring programme which helps provide opportunities for women who aspire to work within the football industry. The conference will take place at UCFB Wembley on Monday 4th March.

The event will feature a number of keynote speeches and panels, as well as workshops covering careers in coaching, media and other...

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Student Jasper talks the NBA, London and the UCFB Basketball Society

This month saw the New York Knicks take on the Washington Wizards in London in the ninth edition of the NBA International Series. Now, bosses are looking at taking the series across the channel to Paris to expand their European fan base. We caught up with Jasper Willems, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student, and president of the UCFB Basketball Society, to discuss the game, US sports in the UK, and the possibility of London losing the...

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Alfie Crickmar, VT Coach

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fifth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

Alfie Crickmar, who studies BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching at UCFB Wembley, set up the app VT Coach to provide a learning resource for primary school teachers who teach physical education as part of their in the area…

How has winning the cash prize helped you to progress your business...

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