UCFB News

20th September 2017

Jess living the dream by pulling on the famous white shirt of her beloved Leeds United

It’s every football fan’s dream to play for the club they support, but very few ever get the chance. For UCFB student Jess Holland however, turning out for Leeds United has become a reality.

The talented forward was snapped up by the Whites from Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town this summer, following the club completing its transition from Leeds Ladies to Leeds United Ladies.

Playing in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division One, Jess will spend the next year balancing her BA (Hons)...

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6th September 2017

UCFB student and Team GB athlete Jack Gladman reflects on memorable World Para Athletic Championships in London

By Riegan Thompson

Some students find it tricky to combine their studies and social lives at the best of times, but UCFB student Jack Gladman took it one step further by incorporating a vigorous 14-month training schedule which led him to the London Stadium and representing Great Britain at the World Para Athletic Championships this summer.

Jack, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, competes as a T38* 1,500m distance runner and set off on his journey to London by appointing...

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21st August 2017

Graduate Joel takes an inside look at the first ever International Management Games summer programme

By Joel Downings

This summer UCFB held the inaugural International Management Games academic summer programme at Wembley Stadium. International students from as far as the Philippines were given the chance to put their management skills to the test during this unique one-week programme.

The programme, led by Neil Doncaster, the chief executive of the Scottish Professional Football League, places participants in realistic management situations centred around crisis management, negotiation skills and media handling. These scenarios are based on real problems within sport...

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7th August 2017

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Ryan Channer

Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

Below, UCFB Wembley student Ryan Channer, who’s studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing, explains how he found the Clearing process in 2016.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I decided my previous institution...

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7th August 2017

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Sarah Makki

Clearing is an opportunity for students to make sure they get a place on a degree programme that excites them at an institution that will help them achieve all of their goals. It is not limited to those who did not manage to obtain a place at their first choice institution.

UCFB Etihad Campus student Sarah Makki, who’s studying BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, explains how she found the Clearing process in 2016.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I used all five of my...

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28th June 2017

Student profile: Simon Li, MSc International Sport Management

UCFB’s postgraduate programmes have been designed to delve further into the world of senior management across a number of aspects of the sports industry.

The unique business model of sport – investors, athletes, fans – has increasingly meant more and more money is spent in a plethora of different areas of the industry around the world. So understanding this model and how it’s managed has become increasingly relevant in 21st century sport.

A deep understanding of international sport is something Simon had...

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28th June 2017

Sport, music and nightlife: Why Manchester is the ultimate city for students to live and learn in

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Manchester is one of the country’s most popular student cities, with a whole host of fun things to do right on your doorstep.

The city is full of culture and diversity, and whether you’re interested in art, music, football or just want to do a bit of shopping, your desires are catered for.

As a student, Manchester Central Library is fantastic – consisting of several floors, thousands of books and over 100 computers.

Of course a big part of being a...

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21st June 2017

Matt enjoying life at UCFB thanks to unique scholarship

Choosing to come back to education and entering the classroom as one of the more senior members of the student body can be a daunting prospect.

But with the sport industry now evolving the way it is, there’s always a benefit to employers to hire individuals with both life experience and a solid educational background.

Matt Barber is just one of a number of mature students excelling at UCFB. The BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student has enjoyed every moment of...

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20th June 2017

Student profile: Jessica Morgan, NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

By-lines in one of the UK’s most read newspapers, covering a fascinating general election and interviewing some of the most influential sport stars in the country – the beginning of Jessica’s journalism career has been quite a ride.

A keen writer from a young age, Jessica started a blog before deciding it was something she was determined to turn into a career. She joined the programme at UCFB through the Media Diversity Bursary Scheme, which is aimed at opening up opportunities...

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20th June 2017

Student profile: Bethany Parr, BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

The growth of the global sport industry in recent years has seen more and more jobs across varied sectors become available – perhaps no more so than in the use of stadiums.

Where once a stadium was used every other week for a sporting fixture, now they are multi-purpose arenas hosting all manner of events.

Wembley Stadium, as well as being the home of the England team and FA Cup final, is now used regularly for NFL fixtures, the rugby league Challenge...

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