14th September 2015

UCFB student Callum Limb gains unparalleled experience at Huddersfield Town AFC

This summer, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student, Callum Limb began an amazing internship at Championship Club, Huddersfield Town AFC. The unique opportunity has enabled Callum to gain some unparalleled experience across a range of departments at the football club, increasing his chances of securing his dream job in the future.

Throughout the summer Callum has performed a range of tasks, gaining an invaluable insight into how the mechanics of a successful football club operates. With exposure to senior members...

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1st September 2015

UCFB’s Toby Gray jets off to New Zealand for his summer placement at Albany FC

Second year UCFB Burnley student Toby Gray has taken up a fantastic opportunity to work alongside Albany FC in New Zealand introducing him to the challenges, structure and history of a grassroots football club on the other side of the globe. BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student Toby shared his experience with UCFB.

What were your first impressions on the differences between grassroots football in the UK and New Zealand?

“On my first day I engaged in a lengthy discussion about...

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27th August 2015

Student Mentoring Programme

By Amy Cutler

Both UCFB Wembley and UCFB Burnley dedicated student services teams regularly lead on a number of local student mentoring programmes where UCFB students offer mentorship to students at surrounding schools. The aim of these programmes is to work with a selected group of students at local secondary schools in order to improve cohesion and opportunities within local communities and to help those students to develop aspirations for their future careers.

The latest student mentoring programme undertaken by UCFB is...

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17th August 2015

Jacob Weaver secures a unique international internship opportunity at professional services giants PwC in New Zealand

By Amy Cutler 

This summer, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student, Jacob Weaver began an exceptional internship at PwC; one of the world’s largest and most reputable organisations in the professional services industry. The unique student placement opportunity, based in New Zealand, has enabled Jacob to gain invaluable work experience at a highly influential company and thus further his understanding of the corporate world. The enthusiastic and driven student will be able to apply this experience and supplement his knowledge...

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13th August 2015

Two thirds of UCFB’s 2014 graduates are already enjoying successful careers in sport

By Ray Boggiano 

UCFB are proud to announce that an incredible 93% of the inaugural 2014 cohort of UCFB graduates are in employment and two in three of those graduates are working within the sports industry.

UCFB has significantly exceeded the national average of alumni in employment, which currently stands at 74%. The graduates’ success in the sports industry domestically and around the world follows a unique three-year UCFB education where employability is at the front and centre of their experience.

Recent graduates...

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27th July 2015

UCFB’s Shannon Linnell excels as social media lead at Football Medicine Conference

UCFB Wembley student Shannon Linnell recently completed a rewarding social media work experience role with the Isokinetic Medical Group’s ‘Football Medicine Strategies Conference’, allowing her to expand her understanding of events marketing within an industry closely related to her undergraduate degree.

A BSc (Hons) Sport Psychology student, Shannon’s opportunity to complete an internship with Isokinetic – a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence that is dedicated to providing the best sports rehabilitation in the UK and Italy – saw her based at...

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22nd July 2015

UCFB’s Alice Kelk scores unique FIFA Women’s World Cup experience with the BBC

This summer UCFB BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student Alice Kelk secured the incredible opportunity to work alongside the BBC team responsible for covering the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Eager to expand her work experience portfolio after coaching in the US last summer with Challenger Sports, Alice grasped the unparalleled opportunity presented by UCFB to work at the globally renowned broadcaster, rubbing shoulders with leading figures from the world of football and media.

With the Women’s World Cup being...

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13th July 2015

UCFB’s Ben Friend secures in-demand role at The FA Group

Within weeks of completing his final exams, UCFB Burnley BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, Ben Friend, has secured a dream start to his career as the Events Support Coordinator for the world-renowned governing body, The Football Association (The FA).

Based at Wembley Stadium, the second largest stadium in Europe with 90,000 seats and home to UCFB Wembley, Ben is the point of contact between the Events Team, the external promoters using the stadium and the IT department. He will...

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3rd July 2015

UCFB Graduate Q&A: Rishi Bhawsar on his dynamic role at Green 4 Solutions

By Amy Cutler

Amongst UCFB’s first class of graduates in 2014, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance graduate Rishi Bhawsar has excelled at the heart of the Marketing & Accounts team at Green 4 Solutions, the leading CRM provider to sports and leisure venues.

Having embraced the unique industry experience and work placement opportunities available throughout his time at UCFB, Rishi used his competitive advantage in the graduate marketplace to secure a much sought-after position in the sports industry. Here, Rishi...

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