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Broadcast Academy provides live event experience to UCFB students at Roland Garros

“Training tomorrow’s stars” is a core pillar of the Broadcast Academy, and motivated by this principle, the BA has developed key relationships with media, film and TV universities/schools across the world. As part of their skill-development exercise, students are offered meaningful internships, helping them to gain practical confidence in a professional environment and receive experience of international events.

Through the Broadcast Academy’s collaboration with UCFB, four bright and aspiring students were selected to travel from the UK to Paris to work...

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Student Blake reflects on memorable Champions League final experience

This season’s Champions League proved to be one of the most exciting in recent memory, with remarkable comebacks and high scoring, classic matches cementing the competition’s reputation as the leading club tournament in world football. We spoke with BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student Blake Foxall, who is on a student placement at Liverpool FC and attended the game as a fan, about his highlights from the Madrid final and the impact that winning the Champions League can have...

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Joan gaining invaluable experience at USL League Two club Tormenta FC

In April, UCFB announced a multi-year partnership with USL League Two to become the official education partner of the league, and a number of students are now in the United States on summer placements to assist a range of clubs in areas including marketing, media, coaching and events. We spoke with Joan Sospedra, an MSc Sport Management student at UCFB Wembley, about the invaluable experience he is gaining as a Marketing & Finance Assistant at South Georgia Tormenta FC…

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Nick relives memorable season working for media team at Charlton Athletic

When UCFB Wembley student Nick Emms spent the 2018/19 season interning with the media department at Charlton Athletic, little did he know his season would end back at Wembley Stadium with the club winning promotion back to the Championship. We caught up with Nick, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student, following the dramatic play-off win over Sunderland, about his time at the club and hopes for next season…

I was always confident in the result against Sunderland. I remember walking...

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Elliott shares his insight on EFL play-off format ahead of dramatic Wembley weekend

The English Football League Play-offs have been creating dramatic end-of-season storylines since they were introduced in 1987, with fans experiencing the range of emotions that come with high-stakes knockout football. But is the system fair? And is it good for the game?

We spoke with Elliott Brown, who has recently completed his BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance degree at UCFB Wembley, producing a dissertation analysing the play-off format after interviewing representatives from a range of clubs from across the country...

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Brandon hoping for Wembley success with boyhood club Charlton Athletic

Sunderland and Charlton Athletic go head-to-head on Sunday in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium, with a place in the Championship up for grabs. Sunderland overcame Portsmouth in their semi-final and will be hoping to bounce back up at the first time of asking. Charlton overcame Doncaster Rovers and will be looking to cap a memorable, and controversial, season with promotion.

We sat down with BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student and huge Charlton fan Brandon Smith to...

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Joe reflects on FA Cup Final experience and his highlights from three years at UCFB

The most exciting stage of the football season is well underway with Manchester City clinching a historic treble on Saturday and the EFL play-off finals taking place at Wembley Stadium over the Bank Holiday weekend.  And a mouth-watering Champions League Final is also on the horizon with fans eagerly anticipating a matchup between two Premier League heavyweights.  We spoke with BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Joe Vickers about his experience working at the FA Cup Final, what makes...

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Student Cameron works with FA Cup Final events team as Man City clinch historic treble

Saturday’s FA Cup Final saw Manchester City clinch a historic treble to become the only men’s team in English football to achieve the feat. But what goes on behind the scenes to deliver such a major event at Wembley Stadium? And how much work is involved in making sure all the entertainment runs smoothly? We spoke to BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management student Cameron Dabbs, who was working on the events team at the game, to find out more…

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Plamen brings unique football tournament to his home town in Bulgaria

As we reach the business end of the European football season the major games are coming thick and fast. With title deciders, cup finals, and promotion and relegation playoffs taking place around the continent it can be easy to forget where it all begins. We spoke to BA (Hons) Football Coaching & Management student Plamen Pantev, who has been delivering a unique football tournament for children in his home town of Krivodol in Bulgaria, about the importance of making the game...

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Jeanne shares her experience of the UEFA Women’s Champions League final

Lyon star Ada Hegerberg hit a clinical hat-trick in the Women’s Champions League final on Saturday helping the French side to a 4-1 win over Barcelona and a fourth consecutive title. The 2018 Ballon D’Or winner stole the show with three first-half goals in the Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, with the sell out crowd enjoying an action-packed game full of quality. We spoke with Jeanne Lollichon, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Media third-year student at UCFB Wembley, who...

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