8th February 2016

UCFB student Harry Sherman takes strides with up and coming football club

UCFB Wembley first year student Harry Sherman is on his way to achieving his dream of becoming a professional football coach by bagging a coaching role at local grassroots club, Kinja FC.

Established in 2011, Kinja FC is a local grassroots team that has both boys’ and girls’ teams in age groups from Under 8s up to Under 18s, and have recently become a Platinum Club Associate of Arsenal Ladies, the most successful club in English women’s football history. Kinja FC...

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8th February 2016

UCFB student Tom Jones reports on world class opportunity with Sky Sports

By Harry Sherman

UCFB Wembley first year student Tom Jones has recently completed a work experience placement like no other. Through a close contact of his, Tom managed to secure a placement behind the scenes in the world famous Sky Sports studios.

UCFB student Tom Jones outside the iconic UCFB Wembley campus

A Football Business & Marketing student at UCFB’s iconic Wembley Stadium campus, Tom spent two weeks working closely with the Sports Brand department, attending high profile meetings, where he was involved...

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8th February 2016

UCFB student Samuel Cardenas represents the Premier League in Spain

International Football Business student at UCFB Wembley, Samuel Cardenas has recently completed a truly unique work experience opportunity in Spain, working as a translator on behalf of the Premier League during their visit to La Liga powerhouses Valencia CF and Villarreal CF.

The trip turned out to be a highly rewarding one for Samuel, who had previously worked as a translator in Spain during his summer break from UCFB, as he was able to gain an insight into the operations of...

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Etihad Stadium

28th January 2016

Learning Support Case Study: Reece Taylor

Born in Waterfoot, Lancashire, Reece Taylor started at UCFB in 2011 with dreams of becoming a Sports Journalist. He embarked upon a degree in Football Business & Media and even though his determination to do well was strong, he was faced with a number of challenges in completing his degree.

Reece was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects his motor skills, makes him tired and often adversely affects his concentration. During his first year at UCFB these challenges came to light...

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UCFB Etihad Campus

28th January 2016

Learning Support Case Study: Lewis Hargraves

BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student at UCFB, Lewis Hargraves has recently overcome adversity to be awarded the Most Improved Student Award at the UCFB Student Academic Awards.

Originally from Nelson in Lancashire, Lewis suffered an accident at age 11 which left him with short-term memory loss and reduced motor skills. After completing his A-Levels, Lewis joined UCFB to pursue his interests in football and marketing. However, halfway through Lewis’ first year at UCFB it became evident that the step...

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28th January 2016

UCFB Students and Staff Take to the Slopes in This Year’s Wintersports Trip

Led by Head of School of Sport & Applied Coaching Sciences, David Murrie, students and staff are enjoying the immaculate conditions of Flaine, at the heart of the French Alps.

Located in the midst of a spectacular mountainscape, Flaine is a small ski and snowboard village, a favourite with British skiers and the Ski Club of Great Britain, and host to the annual British Schoolgirls Championships. Designed by Bauhaus architect, Marcel Breuer, Flaine is the only ski resort to be able...

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28th January 2016

Learning Support Case Study: Alice Kelk

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media Student, Alice Kelk started at UCFB Burnley in 2013 with aspirations to work in the media industry. Over the past two years, Alice has worked immensely hard to achieve outstanding academic results and gain some of the best work experience overseas in America and with the BBC during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015. It is this determination combined with the support from UCFB’s Student Services Team which has helped Alice overcome a number...

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19th January 2016

UCFB Student Daniel Getliff Tackling London Marathon for Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund

Football Business & Media student, Daniel Getliff will be running the iconic London Marathon in April for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund in memory of his grandfather who sadly passed away from this illness in 2001.

Since securing a place in the marathon, Daniel has worked closely with the Students’ Union team at UCFB, where he has successfully run one charity event, and plans to organise further fundraising events with the students across both campuses.

Outside of UCFB, Daniel has had an...

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21st December 2015

UCFB students and graduates deliver world-class events for sport charity Football Aid

Over the past few months, UCFB students and graduates have taken a central role in the event planning, delivery and management of life-changing football events inside the UK’s leading stadiums for not-for-profit sport organisation Football Aid. Founded by Craig Paterson in 2000, Football Aid gives fans, who have only been able to dream about it, the chance to experience the thrill of a match day; to pull on their favourite shirt, walk down the tunnel to the sound of the...

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17th December 2015

UCFB’s own ‘Dragons Den’ reaches its climax as Sports Entrepreneur Competition winners crowned

Budding sports industry entrepreneurs pitched for the investment to kick-start their business ideas recently as UCFB’s annual Sports Entrepreneur Competition came to a climax with the 18 shortlisted student teams descending on Wembley Stadium for a final round of judging.

Following unprecedented demand with 88 students from UCFB Wembley and UCFB Burnley submitting business plans in the competition’s initial round, the shortlist of 18 took their turn in formally pitching to UCFB’s top table of ‘dragons’, led by Chairman Brendan Flood,...

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