UCFB News

18th May 2017

Lucky charm Jamie experiencing life at championship winning Blackburn Rovers Ladies

Jamie Green might just have been the lucky charm Blackburn Rovers Ladies team needed this season.

After clinching the Women’s Premier League Northern Division title, the team are set to take on Southern Division champions Tottenham Hotspur Ladies later this month in a play-off to earn promotion to the Women’s Super League Division Two.

Joining the club’s media team as an intern just before Christmas, Jamie, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student at UCFB Etihad Campus, has seen the team...

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12th May 2017

Nou Camp calling for two ambitious UCFB students

Two UCFB students are heading to the world-famous home of FC Barcelona to gain vital work experience at a record breaking medical conference.

Albert Bassols and Benedikt Neumeier will act as press liaisons at The Future of Football Medicine conference this month, taking place at the Camp Nou, in what will be the largest football medicine and performance event ever held.

The conference is being run by Isokinetic Medical Group, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, and will be attended by some...

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7th May 2017

Lewis surrounded by history in finance role at Manchester’s National Football Museum

The National Football Museum in Manchester is a treasure trove of delights for football fans all over the country.

Memorabilia spanning the last century, including England’s famous 1966 World Cup win, and an expanse of interactive games are housed there, wowing crowds on a daily basis.

And it’s in this special building that UCFB Etihad Campus student Lewis Ferguson is currently enjoying work experience as part of the organisation’s finance team.

🎥 Watch UCFB student , Lewis Ferguson, speak about his...

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24th April 2017

UCFB student Wesley working hard to ensure best chance of success in his football career

Just months away from his graduation, Wesley McGrath is ensuring his CV is as active and broad as possible ahead of finding his first full-time job in the football industry.

The BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching student is about to undertake a work placement with Little Sports Coaching as coach for an under 13 side, to go alongside his work with football4football.com on their equipment team.

As if all that wasn’t keeping Wesley busy enough on top of his degree studies,...

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12th April 2017

Masters student Simon takes part in exciting ‘hackathon’ for Premier League side Manchester City

UCFB student Simon Li enjoyed the enviable experience of joining 60 digital experts from around the world to take part in a ‘hackathon’ at a leading Premier League club.

Simon, who’s studying MSc International Sport Management at UCFB Wembley, took part in the three-day event on behalf of Manchester City. The aim of the hackathon – HackManCity – was to help the club decipher its digital data to find out more about its fan base. It’s hoped that by doing this...

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28th March 2017

UCFB student Jay enjoying part-time internship at League One side Oldham Athletic

One UCFB Etihad Campus student is complementing his studies with a part-time sales role at a leading League One club.

Jay Karabel was offered the role of sales executive intern at Oldham Athletic following a tough but successful interview with the chief executive and website editor at Boundary Park.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student landed a three day a week, plus match day, role with the Latics at the beginning of the year, and is now well and truly...

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23rd March 2017

Students enjoy fight night after invite from former world champion Ricky Hatton

UCFB students were treated to a night of ringside boxing alongside former world champion Ricky Hatton thanks to a unique partnership with his academy.

Students from UCFB Etihad Campus travelled to Fenton Manor in Stoke to watch the Hatton Boxing event, which featured three fights including Hatton-trained prospect Reuben Arrowsmith taking on Ryan Toms.

A partnership between UCFB and the Ricky Hatton Boxing Academy has enabled students to visit Hatton’s numerous fitness centres to learn vital skills and experiences from another sport...

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20th March 2017

How the English football media helped UCFB student Matthew land a great work placement

UCFB students are told from day one to embrace their world-class campuses and grab the opportunities available to them.

Student Matthew Lang did just that when he came out of a lecture at UCFB Wembley to be met by a hungry press pack chasing the latest story from the national stadium.

Matthew explained: “I was coming out of UCFB Wembley on the day that The FA announced that Sam Allardyce was no longer England manager and there was all the press outside...

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16th March 2017

UCFB media students feel the excitement of match day at QPR’s Loftus Road

UCFB and Championship side Queens Park Rangers have kicked-off an exciting new partnership which will see students gain valuable match day media skills

QPR welcomed BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting students to Loftus Road for their under-23s’ fixture with Colchester United.

The game saw students given access all areas in an environment similar to that of a first team match day, within which they immersed themselves in the world of sport media and broadcasting. From presenting pitch side before kick-off...

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9th March 2017

300 up for UCFB employability team

UCFB reached another landmark this week when it struck a partnership with its 300th organisation to enable students to access vital work placement roles in the football, sport and events industries.

Since opening its doors in 2011, UCFB has emphasised the importance to all students of taking on work placement opportunities alongside their studies. In that time, over 1,000 students have been placed in elite organisations around the world including The Football Association, UEFA and the Rugby Football Union.

Danny Stroud, Complementary...

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