UCFB World Cup 2018 Insights

‘Manchester provides opportunities for young people’ – International UCFB student Emil enjoying student life in the north west

Bulgarian student Emil Enchev has spent the last two years getting stuck in to UCFB life. Now in the third year of his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme at UCFB Etihad Campus, Emil tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB in Manchester…

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

I was considering the different options for me to continue my academic development, when I saw a...

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Students settle into UCFB life with fun-filled Freshers’ Week

New students were given a big UCFB welcome during the eagerly anticipated annual Freshers’ Week.

First year undergraduate students, as well as second and third years, across both UCFB campuses were treated to a number of exciting events throughout the week as once again a record number of students started their journey with UCFB. Masters students in Wembley also joined in the fun.

Having fun at #UCFBWembley Sports Day ?⚽️

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‘Manchester is perfect’ – Paolo details life as an international student at UCFB

Italian student Paolo Prioglio has spent the last two years getting stuck in to UCFB life. Now in the third year of his BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching programme at UCFB Etihad Campus, Paolo tells us what life as an international student is like at UCFB in Manchester…

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

As I was coming towards the end of my time at school in Italy, I started looking...

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Walk this way: UCFB student Paul leading the way for walking football

For UCFB student Paul Carr, what started as a degree programme module has led to forming a national governing body that will soon be highlighted in a dedicated Sky Sports programme.

As a keen participant of walking football, Paul, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance at UCFB Etihad Campus, realised a governing body was needed for the sport. The Walking Football Association (WFA) was then born after his perfect pitch to the UCFB board as part of the UCFB...

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Jess living the dream by pulling on the famous white shirt of her beloved Leeds United

It’s every football fan’s dream to play for the club they support, but very few ever get the chance. For UCFB student Jess Holland however, turning out for Leeds United has become a reality.

The talented forward was snapped up by the Whites from Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town this summer, following the club completing its transition from Leeds Ladies to Leeds United Ladies.

Playing in the Women’s Premier League Northern Division One, Jess will spend the next year balancing her BA (Hons)...

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UCFB student and Team GB athlete Jack Gladman reflects on memorable World Para Athletic Championships in London

By Riegan Thompson

Some students find it tricky to combine their studies and social lives at the best of times, but UCFB student Jack Gladman took it one step further by incorporating a vigorous 14-month training schedule which led him to the London Stadium and representing Great Britain at the World Para Athletic Championships this summer.

Jack, who studies BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, competes as a T38* 1,500m distance runner and set off on his journey to London by appointing...

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Graduate Joel takes an inside look at the first ever International Management Games summer programme

By Joel Downings

This summer UCFB held the inaugural International Management Games academic summer programme at Wembley Stadium. International students from as far as the Philippines were given the chance to put their management skills to the test during this unique one-week programme.

The programme, led by Neil Doncaster, the chief executive of the Scottish Professional Football League, places participants in realistic management situations centred around crisis management, negotiation skills and media handling. These scenarios are based on real problems within sport...

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Student profile: Simon Li, MSc International Sport Management

UCFB’s postgraduate programmes have been designed to delve further into the world of senior management across a number of aspects of the sports industry.

The unique business model of sport – investors, athletes, fans – has increasingly meant more and more money is spent in a plethora of different areas of the industry around the world. So understanding this model and how it’s managed has become increasingly relevant in 21st century sport.

A deep understanding of international sport is something Simon had...

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Sport, music and nightlife: Why Manchester is the ultimate city for students to live and learn in

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Manchester is one of the country’s most popular student cities, with a whole host of fun things to do right on your doorstep.

The city is full of culture and diversity, and whether you’re interested in art, music, football or just want to do a bit of shopping, your desires are catered for.

As a student, Manchester Central Library is fantastic – consisting of several floors, thousands of books and over 100 computers.

Of course a big part of being a...

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Matt enjoying life at UCFB thanks to unique scholarship

Choosing to come back to education and entering the classroom as one of the more senior members of the student body can be a daunting prospect.

But with the sport industry now evolving the way it is, there’s always a benefit to employers to hire individuals with both life experience and a solid educational background.

Matt Barber is just one of a number of mature students excelling at UCFB. The BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance student has enjoyed every moment of...

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