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Chelsie planning for the future of women’s sport

Chelsie Savins is a second year BA (Hons) Physical Education student at UCFB Wembley with ambitions to develop women’s football and school education. Here, she talks to us about her time at UCFB so far, work experiences and plans for the future…

How has your time been at UCFB so far?

So far I would say that my time at UCFB has been very enjoyable, there are multiple positives as it is a place that has so much to offer to all...

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Scholarship Q&A: Georgia Stevens

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.

Georgia Stevens, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student at UCFB Etihad Campus, was awarded the Alastair Campbell Scholarship recently. Here, she tells us about how the award has helped her, and shares her highlights from her time at UCFB so far. Georgia, who also plays for...

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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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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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Scholarship Q&A – Lasse Boettcher

UCFB offers a number of unique scholarship opportunities to students across a number of disciplines, with scholarships available based on academic and sporting achievements, as well as social mobility, among other categories.

Lasse Boettcher, a  BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, was awarded the Brendan Flood Scholarship. Here, he tells us about how the award has helped him, and shares some of the highlights of his time at UCFB so far.

How has the scholarship helped you so far?

The scholarship has...

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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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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley

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. First up, 2018 winners Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley…

Brandon and Richard are two ambitious media students at UCFB. They’re also the recognisable voice to millions of FIFA players across the globe. Since winning an EA Sports commentary competition in 2017, the pair have been flying around the world to commentate...

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Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley: the voice of the eSports generation

Brandon Smith and Richard Buckley are two ambitious media students at UCFB. They’re also the recognisable voice to millions of FIFA players across the globe. Since winning an EA Sports commentary competition in 2017, the pair have been flying around the world to commentate to arenas full of avid FIFA fans, including at the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final in 2018. With the eSport only getting bigger and bigger, the self-proclaimed ‘Ant and Dec’ of the scene set their sights...

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Conor helps promote historic Rainbow Laces game at Wembley Stadium

Stonewall FC, Britain’s most successful LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality) football club, made history in November, when it took to the pitch at Wembley Stadium.

Their game against Middlesex County Football League Division One rivals, Wilberforce Wanderers AFC, became the first non-League seasonal fixture to be played at the national stadium. The game, which Stonewall won 3-1, was part of promotion for the Rainbow Laces campaign, which promotes equality for all in football.

Helping to promote the event for his own...

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