1st September 2017

Casey expands sporting future thanks to work placement role at the Manchester FA

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB student Casey Evans recently completed a successful two-week work placement within the social media department of the Manchester FA.

The Manchester FA is responsible for governing and developing grass roots football across the whole of Greater Manchester.

When asked what his main duties were whilst working for the Manchester FA, Casey said: “I helped with their social media profile, including helping with their recent bid to get verified on Twitter, which was successful. I also researched and wrote articles...

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29th August 2017

UCFB student Christopher gains valuable work experience at Ulster Grand Prix 2017

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB BA (Hons) Sports Business and Coaching student, Christopher Abbott, was lucky enough to obtain some valuable work experience at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix event in Northern Ireland.

The Ulster Grand Prix is the world’s fastest road race, with speeds of up to 200mph. The race takes place at the 7.4 mile Dundrod Circuit, made up entirely of closed-off public roads near Belfast. Annually the event attracts over 50,000 spectators as the fans turn out to watch some...

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18th August 2017

UCFB partners with… Isokinetic Medical Group: Breaking records in Barcelona

It was Camp Nou calling for two UCFB media students, who put their degrees to the test as press liaisons at the biggest football medicine event that’s ever been held…

Blue skies, sandy beaches and warm sunshine. When it comes to offering students unique work experience opportunities with the world’s leading organisations, UCFB likes to deliver.

But don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all one big jolly and five-a-side in the sun. The nature of 21st century football and sport is that...

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1st August 2017

UCFB student Billy riding the airwaves at talkSPORT

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB student Billy Farris recently completed a valuable one-week work experience with the popular sport radio station talkSPORT, where he worked as an assistant producer on their show Drivetime.

The BA (Hons) Sports Business & Sports Broadcasting student was responsible for researching talking points for the show, writing scripts and editing archive footage.

Asked how the opportunity to work for the radio station came about, Billy said: “My first year at UCFB taught me the importance of putting yourself out...

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28th July 2017

Learning the ropes in the non-league with Biggleswade United

Fast becoming one of the most recognisable names in non-league football, Biggleswade United have been helped along the way by UCFB students. From media duties to sponsorship activity, no job is too big or too small…

The last decade has seen major developments at Biggleswade United on and off the pitch.

A burgeoning youth set up, ambitious stadium expansion and national attention thanks to a well-known face in the boardroom.

Like any business though, growth means more work and ultimately more staff. However,...

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25th July 2017

Social media experience at Premier League Manchester City for UCFB student David

By Riegan Thompson

Heading into the final year of his BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing degree at UCFB Wembley, David Moat has racked up a number of brilliant work experience roles during his time at the institution.

As well as his current role at Watford FC, where he’s been working with their business and sales team for 18 months, David has also spent time with Sky Sports and Dugout – a digital media provider.

Now on his CV David can add Manchester...

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7th July 2017

Working with JDG is helping Dan and Jay’s own big business plans

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Two UCFB students are gaining valuable work experience with JDG Sports, a leading independent provider of sport content and marketing services.

Dan Jones and Jay Karabel, who both study BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing students, were granted the opportunity to work for JDG after the company approached UCFB looking for two students to help their client base.

Within JDG, Dan is responsible for finding clients and building working relationships, while Jay, pictured above, works with existing client Manchester Giants,...

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6th July 2017

Blackpool calling for UCFB student Brad

For an aspiring football industry professional with big ambitions, Brad Lucken is going about the right way of making himself known to the right people.

The UCFB Etihad Campus student, currently studying BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing, has landed a brilliant work placement role as assistant to the chief executive of Blackpool FC, Alex Cowdy.

With the long term goal of being in a similar position himself one day, Brad spends his time at the newly-promoted League One side helping Cowdy...

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23rd June 2017

Darts fanatic Mackenzie making waves at the oche

By Joel Downings

UCFB student Mackenzie Cadman is making a name for himself in the world of darts as a correspondent for popular YouTube channel Tungsten Tales.

As part of his work with Tungsten Tales Mackenzie has covered many of the UK’s major tournaments, including the 2017 Premier League Darts Final, presenting alongside ex-pros. Attending these tournaments has seen the UCFB Wembley student rubbing shoulders with the very best the sport has to offer.

Mackenzie, a BA (Hons) International Football Business student, said:...

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30th May 2017

Cardiff, Ronaldo and the Champions League final calling for four UCFB students

Four UCFB students are making their way to Cardiff this week and each taking up an exciting work experience role ahead of the Champions League final.

Holders Real Madrid and Juventus will lock horns for the biggest prize in domestic football on Saturday, but before that George Haberman, Thomas Freismuth, Albert Bassols and Darragh Dunbar will be helping to prepare the fans, players and media ahead of the match at the Welsh national stadium.

George, a...

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