UCFB News

16th May 2017

Josh taking on marathon challenge to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support

A UCFB student will run six half marathons in as many days this summer as part of his fundraising efforts for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Josh Arnold, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at the UCFB Etihad Campus, will take on the challenge of running 13 miles per day by running between numerous football clubs, before finishing with a traditional 26-mile marathon between Portsmouth and Southampton.

His efforts are particularly poignant for Josh and his family, with his mum currently undergoing...

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14th April 2017

Sisterhood of the Travelling Pies taking on the nation’s football grounds… one pie at a time

Having a pie at the football is a tradition only rivalled by drinking Bovril and shouting at the referee.

Whether it’s meat and potato or chicken balti, everyone has a favourite half time snack. With this in mind, four UCFB Etihad Campus students have got together to seek out the best pie in the game.

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pies – Anya Wood, Charlie Bamford, Jessica Mitchell and Katie Mullen – set up a blog at the beginning of their time...

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5th April 2017

Value, access and comfort – Why Grand Felda House is the perfect place to live for UCFB Wembley students

It’s a well-known fact students are on a tight budget during their studies – every pound and 5p carrier bag counts.

That’s why UCFB Wembley has chosen CRM Students’ Grand Felda House as its halls of residence partner in London – affordable, modern and comfortable accommodation situated next to our iconic campus and within easy reach of the bustling city centre.

But what really sets Grand Felda House apart from other student accommodation in London – on top of the free WiFi...

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23rd March 2017

UCFB Wembley football teams complete an unforgettable ‘treble’

UCFB Wembley is celebrating a hat trick of titles after all three of its football teams secured league success this season.

The Women’s team, as well as the Men’s 1st and 2nd teams, all won their BUCS leagues, losing just three games between them all season.

In an unforgettable year, UCFB Wembley Women topped the South Eastern 4A table after going unbeaten for the whole season; the Men’s 1st team secured the South Eastern 6D title and the Men’s 2nd team won...

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21st March 2017

UCFB Wembley students raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital with football fun day

A pair of UCFB Wembley students have teamed up to organise a football fun day to help raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Karan Kayastha and Krishna Thadani, both BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching students, have set up the Get Out Score for Hospital event, set to take place at Mill Hill Power League on Sunday 26th March.

The fundraising event has been organised under their company name – Sports Scope – which was recently successful at the UCFB Sports...

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8th February 2017

Student Niall driving forward his racing driver ambitions during his time at UCFB

UCFB is full of students with diverse and interesting lives, hobbies and passions across both campuses in London and Manchester.

Among them is Niall Irwin, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student at UCFB Wembley, who has followed in his family’s footsteps by becoming a championship winning stock car racing driver.

Niall started racing when he was 11, and after some gruelling race schedules, preparation and travel, it wasn’t long until he became SAA Junior Champion in 2012, his final year...

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3rd February 2017

Scholarship recipient Raven balancing UCFB studies with championship boxing career

Not only is UCFB student Raven Chapman busy studying for her BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism degree, she also has the Olympic and Commonwealth Games in her sights.

Raven is a champion boxer and the current number one in England in her featherweight category. In her short but impressive career so far, Raven has been English national champion twice and reached the quarter-finals of the European Championships in 2016.

The next few years could see Raven excel at her sport even further....

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28th September 2016

Welcome to UCFB! New students start their journey at Wembley and Etihad Campus

With the action-packed Freshers’ Week over, the hard work has begun for the new cohort students at UCFB.

A record number of students started their journey with UCFB this month joining second and third years, with many becoming the first cohort to walk through the doors of the brand new UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

Based in around the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium in Manchester, the new campus is the latest at UCFB to be situated within a working stadium environment, joining Burnley...

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8th July 2016

Clearing Q&A with UCFB student Sam Smith

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 Sam Smith, who’s studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, explains how he found the Clearing process in 2015.

What circumstances led you to Clearing?

I was planning to go...

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8th July 2016

UCFB students at Wimbledon to research the importance of brand marketing

Two UCFB Wembley students took in the sights and sounds of one of the most iconic sporting events in the world to capture how it engages with fans through its marketing.

The Championships, famously known as Wimbledon, is as synonymous with its green and purple branding and lack of advertising around the courts as it is with strawberries and cream and rain.

Rachel Waters, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student, and Mitul Samji, who’s studying BA (Hons) Sports Business &...

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