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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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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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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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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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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UCFB’s Amy O’Connor and Filippo Guerrini behind the scenes at a UEFA tournament at St. George’s Park

UCFB students Amy O’Connor and Filippo Guerrini gain unique work experience at St. George’s Park, as Team Liaison Officers during UEFA Men’s U16 Development Tournament.

Third year Football & Marketing student at UCFB Burnley, Amy O’Connor seized the opportunity when successfully selected to fulfil the role of Player & Team Liaison Officer for Team Norway. Her everyday responsibilities included welcoming the team to St. George’s Park, prepping schedules, preparing for a packed pre-match schedule, organising a team outing to Derby and...

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UCFB student Yury Esin working with leading global sports agency to identify footballing talent

By Harry Sherman

UCFB student Yury Esin is reaching the end of his first year working for Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW), a private online sports management institution and sports agency, and the UCFB Wembley second year student is relishing the experience he’s getting at working with elite footballers and internationally-acclaimed agents.

The International Football Business student initially started as an independent contractor in April 2015 following the completion of the Soccer Agent course at SMWW. He is currently scouting for talented football...

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Student Profile: Ariana Tan, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

First year Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student, Ariana started life at UCFB Wembley in September 2015 as part of the first cohort to study this degree subject within the iconic Wembley Stadium campus in London. This environment has proved a large motivating factor for Ariana, who indicated that studying in the lecture theatres and seminar rooms overlooking the hallowed Wembley turf is one of the highlights of studying at UCFB.

An avid football fan who also spent two years at...

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Student Profile: Nelson Ntumba, BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance

Football Business & Finance student, Nelson joined UCFB in September 2015, starting at UCFB Burnley before transferring to the brand new UCFB Etihad Campus as one of the first cohort of students to study within the state-of-the-art Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Originating from South East London, Nelson has already had the privilege of being invited to see the two most successful clubs in the history of English football, Liverpool and Manchester United, as part of a UCFB marketing module.

Outside of...

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Student Profile: Lianna Bagley, BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting

Lianna embarked on her journey at UCFB Wembley in September 2015. Before making the decision to join UCFB, Lianna, a BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student, worked as a broadcaster on various shopping channels in the UK. Since joining UCFB, Lianna has made sure that she has continued to gain broadcasting experience alongside the academic course in order to build her CV and maximise her employability upon graduating.

As part of UCFB’s unique Employment & Enrichment programme, Lianna has...

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