28th September 2015

Sam Swanton starts at Milton Keynes Dons after a jam-packed three years at UCFB

By Lily Priggs

Delighted BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing graduate Sam Swanton has landed a fantastic position at Milton Keynes Dons Football Club as the Customer Service Representative working within the Retail Team.

Former Students’ Union President Sam puts his successful appointment down to a variety of skills he has gained during his three year academic journey at UCFB. Aside from dedicating himself to the programme, Sam grabbed every opportunity with both hands, recognising how all of these experiences would enrich...

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25th September 2015

Liverpool legend and Sky Sports expert Jamie Carragher kicks off the UCFB Burnley guest speaker series

By Ray Boggiano

Just three days into the new term at UCFB Burnley, students of each academic discipline from all three years were treated to an insight from one of the most recognisable faces in British football, Jamie Carragher.

The former England International and Liverpool vice-captain gave an unprecedented insight into his seventeen year top-flight footballing career and seamless transition into sports media during a Q&A with former Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City Director or Communications, Paul Tyrrell. Students at UCFB were...

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16th September 2015

UCFB proudly welcomes the new students of 2015/16

By Amy Cutler

At UCFB we are delighted to welcome the 2015/16 cohort of students to our two iconic campuses; Wembley Stadium, home of UCFB Wembley and Turf Moor, home of UCFB Burnley. Over a period of three days, UCFB Wembley and UCFB Burnley students have settled into what will be their new homes for the next three years throughout their unique academic journey.

On Friday 11th September, UCFB Burnley students were invited to an unparalleled Q&A session in the on-campus Students’...

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14th September 2015

UCFB graduates working stateside with leading sports not-for-profit organisation MSSL

As part of the inaugural cohort of students to graduate from UCFB in 2014, Tim Newton studied the BA (Hons) Football Business & Media degree. Upon graduating, Tim was offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work for MSSL, a leading youth football tournament organisation in the United States. MSSL were so impressed with Tim’s contribution that they have extended his contract for a further year and opened three more vacancies exclusively for UCFB graduates. With over 40 strong applicants, Harry Tomlinson,...

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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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