16th February 2016
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 taken part in the match commentary masterclass with Peter Smith, commentator at Sky Sports. During three long sessions, Peter provided personal critique, feedback and advice to each of the students, and Lianna even had the unique opportunity to attend a live football match and commentate alongside him.
Lianna’s time at UCFB has also seen her take on work as a DJ and presenter with Wembley Live – the national stadium’s event day radio station. Lianna had performed this role at cup finals, NFL matches, live concerts and Tottenham Hotspur games to hundreds of thousands of fans.
Further work experience has also seen her act as a runner for the BBC radio show 606, gain experience at Sky Sports and intern with Snack Media and The Jason Roberts Foundation.
Lianna has aspirations to become a presenter for Sky Sports and is confident that she can realise this ambitious career through hard-work and the invaluable work experience and networking that UCFB facilitates.
“UCFB honestly does put you in a good place. They put you in touch with the right contacts.”