UCFB World Cup 2018 Insights


How are Italy and its die-hard fans dealing with not being at the World Cup this summer?

While the world has its eyes trained on Russia and the World Cup, spare a thought for the millions of die-hard Italians unable to watch their heroes on the biggest stage in sport. For only the second time in their history, the Azzurri aren’t competing at the World Cup following a nightmare qualifying campaign.

Here, UCFB student Riccardo Polacco, who studies BA (Hons) International Football Business, gives us his thoughts on his country’s absence from the competition and what the future...

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German chances to fade in Russia?

Carolin Boldt, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student at UCFB Etihad Campus, previews Germany’s hopes at the 2018 World Cup in Russia…

After the last friendly against Austria, it is tough to keep the hope that Germany will become world champions this year.

The match was thought to be a sure win for the DFB team, but the 2:1 defeat was a harsh wake up call. Joachim Loew was clearly frustrated and disappointed, as were his players.

This setback also caused the...

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Coaching student Lipa raising the game for females in sport

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB is proud to support a number of initiatives that encourage more women to get involved in football and sport. From the recent Raise Your Game Women’s Conference with Kick It Out at Wembley Stadium to offering a number of scholarships for female students, we’re on the look out to help develop the next generation of female talent.

We spoke to student Lipa Nessa at UCFB Wembley, who is currently studying for a degree in BA (Hons) Sports Business...

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UCFB students give their World Cup preview and predictions

It’s that time once again when 32 nations from all four corners of the globe compete for the biggest prize in football.

It’s been a long journey since the qualifying process began, but the countries who have successfully reached the FIFA World Cup are now ready to shine on the biggest stage.

This year it’s Russia who will play hosts, and with big hitters such as Italy, Holland, Chile and the USA all failing to qualify, the tournament is wide open.

Ahead of...

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Students in Madrid with Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea

Current UCFB Wembley MSc International Sport Management students are currently exploring and studying in Madrid as part of the programme. Students are spending time in the Spanish capital at Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea – the education arm of the 13-time European champions – to gain further knowledge of international markets. Here, student Jessy Berbari tells us about the experience so far and what she’s enjoying about the unique opportunity…

We were all looking forward to May 1st –...

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QPR host UCFB Wembley at Loftus Road

Championship side QPR hosted UCFB Wembley students recently to inspire the next generation of media professionals.

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media students spent a day at Loftus Road, where they were given an insight into what life is like working in the industry with talks from members of QPR’s media team.

Head of media and communications, Ian Taylor, multimedia manager, Andy Watkins, and webmaster, David Scriven, spoke in-depth about their roles covering key areas such as public relations, social media and...

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UCFB student Callum raises over £1,700 for CLIC Sargent following London Marathon success

UCFB Etihad Campus student Callum Aris recently took on the challenge to run the world famous London Marathon to raise money for CLIC Sargent. Callum, who studies BA (Hons) Physical Education, ran the 26.2mile route in a rather interesting outfit too. Read his words below to find out how he got on…

I decided to run the London Marathon as a personal challenge as it’s always been something that I wanted to achieve. So as soon as I turned 18 I...

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Emma plays starring role in Saturday Bloody Saturday book launch at UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Etihad Campus student Emma Anderson was recently asked by Paul Fletcher, director at UCFB, to help organise the launch of his new book Saturday Bloody Saturday, written with co-author and political commentator Alastair Campbell.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student had previously impressed Paul when she helped to run The Footballers Who Went to War event, in conjunction with the National Football Museum, last year.

We caught up with Emma to talk about the event, which was attended by...

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UCFB student Jack Gladman on what the Commonwealth Games has to offer for athletics fans

With the Commonwealth Games now underway Down Under, we asked UCFB Wembley student Jack Gladman to give us his thoughts ahead of the athletics schedule starting this weekend.

 Jack is an experienced Team GB para-athlete, and finished 9th in the T38 1,500m World Para-Athletic Championship final in London in 2017.

With the Commonwealth Games now underway on the Gold Coast in Australia and with the athletics action kicking off in earnest on Saturday, I want to give you a brief overview of...

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UCFB Wembley Women’s Society host inaugural meeting following Kick It Out conference

Following the success of the Kick It Out Women’s Raise Your Game conference at UCFB Wembley in March, a number of female students decided to get together to create the Women’s Society.

BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student Georgina Slawinski, vice president of student involvement at UCFB Wembley, helped to organise the first meeting for the group. In her own words, she describes how it went and the plans for the society’s future…

The Raise Your Game conference follow-up event was a...

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