UCFB News

Q&A with UCFB Etihad Campus SU president Jamie Bradley

We recently sat down with UCFB Etihad Campus SU president Jamie Bradley, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student, to discuss his favourite bits about UCFB, advice to prospective students, and the role of the Students’ Union. Here’s what he had to say…

What is your favourite aspect of UCFB, and why?

My favourite aspect of UCFB is that it’s a sport specific institution. You’re surrounded by like-minded people who share common interests. This means you’re able to build relationships quicker...

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Masters student Max talks UCFB’s MSc International Sport Management programme

Mature student Max Chernogor began the MSc International Sport Management programme at UCFB Wembley in September 2017.  Here, he describes his time at UCFB, what he has learnt and the diverse nature of the programme…

I chose to study this programme to gain the expertise needed in order to work within the sports industry. I’m very sports orientated and this programme offers me the opportunity to pursue this.

So far the programme has helped me to develop many skills for my future...

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Declan on his time at UCFB and with the Scottish FA

We recently spoke with Scottish student Declan Jackson, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student, who explained to us his highlights at UCFB, why he chose the institution and the benefits of working with the Scottish Football Association…

What aspects of your course do you enjoy the most?

The opportunity to learn in both a practical and theoretical sense, as it facilitates to how I prefer to learn. The guest lecturers that are degree specific, such as [former Hull City manager]...

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AFC Medlock – a club run by UCFB students for UCFB students

By Rebecca Hawksworth

There’s a new football club in Manchester… and it’s run entirely by UCFB students!

AFC Medlock, who play in the Manchester Amateur Sunday Football League, was the brainchild of BA (Hons) Sports Business and Coaching student Jake Parr as a way to gain valuable work experience within the sports industry to accompany their degrees.

Every member of staff, from players to coaches to the media and finance teams, are UCFB Etihad Campus students.

Jake said: “AFC Medlock was set up so...

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Liam Kiziltan, EQUIP

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fourth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

UCFB graduate Liam Kiziltan set up EQUIP following his pitch to the judging panel, a company which aims to use sport as a way to improve people’s lives through healthy and active scenarios…

How has winning the cash prize helped you to progress your business since you won?

The cash prize made...

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Student Rebecca goes behind the scenes on the set of new UCFB TV advert

With the new UCFB advert now hitting screens around the country, UCFB student Rebecca Hawksworth went behind the scenes of filming at Burnley FC’s Barnfield Training Centre to see how the production was put together, and catch a glimpse of a Premier League operation first hand…

To help me build up my media profile, UCFB gave me the fantastic opportunity to travel to Burnley FC’s training ground and help out with the filming of their new TV Advert, which includes cuts...

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Student profile: Zihang Jiang making the most of London

Chinese student Zihang Jiang is enjoying life in London and UCFB Wembley as he studies the MSc Sport Management programme. Here he tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB…

As an international student, what made you consider coming to and then choosing UCFB to study?

I am a big football fan and I was studying in the UK for four years before joining the MSc Sport Management programme, so choosing a footall business programme in the UK is the...

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UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition winner’s profile – Thomas Freismuth, European youth football camps

With the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition set to return for a fourth consecutive year, we thought we’d highlight some of the previous winners and see how their businesses are getting on.

UCFB student Thomas Freismuth has set up Premier League football camps in Austria and Slovenia following his pitch to the judging panel, after spotting a gap in the market in each respective country…

How invaluable has the expertise and help from Brendan Flood been? The chance to meet regularly with such...

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Students enjoy ‘inspiring’ evening at the Manchester Sports Awards

A number of students from UCFB Etihad Campus recently attended the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, and were able to meet extraordinary individuals from in and around the city. Here, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Rebecca Hawksworth gives her take on a memorable evening…

Last month, myself and eight other UCFB students had the pleasure of being invited to represent the institution at the 2017 Manchester Sports Awards, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Deansgate.

Hosted by former European and...

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Student profile: Masters student Stephen has boardroom ambitions

Stephen Adkins studies MSc Sport Management at UCFB Wembley. Here he tells us more about the programme, his time at UCFB and what he is gaining from his Masters…

 What were the reasons for you choosing UCFB to study your Masters degree?

I chose UCFB over other institutions because I was excited to develop my leadership skills

further in preparation for a career in the sports industry in a hands-on way. UCFB provide numerous opportunities to do this with their fantastic connections in...

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