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Clearing 2018: The final step

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By Alex Harrison, BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student

You’re now approaching the final step of your rollercoaster A-Level journey, and with it being just over a month until university starts these next few weeks will be very exciting, nervous and challenging. This final step I’m talking about, of course, is results day! Being...

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Clearing 2018: August 16th – The all-important day just around the corner…

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By Kieran McAndrew, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student

Hey everybody,

First things first… I hope you’re all having or have had the summer of your lives; enjoying the heatwave and attending holidays, festivals and taking in the brilliant World Cup that we were all fortunate enough to witness.

I’m sure you are all eagerly anticipating...

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Clearing 2018: My clearing experience

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By Sarah Makki, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student

As soon as your last A Level exam is done or your last assignment has been submitted, the countdown to results day officially starts. It’s a process we’ve all been through and at this stage all I can say is do everything and anything to keep...

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Jack takes to YouTube to give his views on the World Cup and the beautiful game

UCFB Wembley student Jack Farr has recently taken to the world of vlogging to give a platform to his considered views on football. With the FIFA World Cup currently taking place, the BA (Hons) International Football Business is taking advantage of the increased football chat around the world and web traffic being generated on the game. We asked Jack what inspired him to take up blogging and the importance of knowing the international sports industry…

 What inspired you to get involved...

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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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