Martin impresses bosses during exciting work placement at Puma

By Martyna Gaska

UCFB Wembley student Martin Weis went behind the scenes at one of the world’s biggest sports brands as part of a four-month work placement with Puma.

Working as part of the European operation’s e-commerce team, his role ranged from supporting the eCom and retail warehouses and handling customer service enquiries.

Martin also saw how customer experience differs working with international carriers and logistics providers, as well as helping to find potential room for improvement of the service and customer experience.


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Student Rebecca spends a week on the football desk at the Manchester Evening News

UCFB Etihad Campus student Rebecca Hawksworth has shown a keen desire to pack her CV full of great work placements since first joining the institution. Now, the  BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student can place the Manchester Evening News alongside the likes of the Huddersfield Town and Sensible Soccer…

Since starting my degree programme last year, print journalism was always something that I had wanted to gain work experience in and I was recently given the fantastic privilege of being able to...

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Students working alongside former Manchester United assistant Mike Phelan at Sensible Soccer

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB students have been working alongside former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan to help promote Sensible Soccer – a company providing FA approved coach education.

Phelan, a director at the company, has taken a number of students on work placements in various media and marketing roles. UCFB academic David Horrocks also leads the project alongside Phelan, which aims to develop grass roots football as well as providing equipment for coaches.

Students have been given almost free reign in deciding...

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Student James playing a vital role in the Manchester Futsal media team

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Away from the traditional 11-a-side game, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student James Bingham has been undertaking valuable work experience for the Manchester Futsal media team.

After helping to co-found the UCFB sports media team and seeing the work that he had done on various different social media platforms, Manchester Futsal’s club director approached James asking if he would like to cover their games.

Manchester Futsal are one of the most prominent and established futsal clubs in the country and...

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UCFB student and Liverpool fan Ross lands dream job with The Redmen TV

By Rebecca Hawksworth 

“Get your foot in the door” is what UCFB students are told by academics when advised to take on work experience, because it could lead directly to a job.

That’s exactly what happened to Liverpool fan and BA (Hons) Football Business & Media student Ross Chandley. During his first year at UCFB, Ross took on a work experience role at The Redmen TV, a Liverpool fan channel. Now into the second year of his degree, Ross is juggling his...

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Work experience is key for Anya at National League side Barrow AFC

One of the cornerstones of the student journey at UCFB is undertaking invaluable work placements to help gain a deeper understanding on the inner workings of the sports industry. Anya Wood, a BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student at UCFB Etihad Campus, got a head start when she started work with National League side Barrow AFC before coming to UCFB. Here, in her own words, Anya describes her journey with the club and UCFB…

I first got involved with Barrow...

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Media trio experience life behind the lens for QPR Ladies on match day

Three UCFB Wembley students have been gaining great work experience as part of the media team at QPR Ladies.

Sam Smith, Tim Meakin and Nathan Kelsey, who all currently study BA (Hons) Football Business & Media, are responsible for working as a team to capture all the match action on camera. The trio divide their tasks on match day between operating the equipment, noting incidents during the game to help with later editing, and conducting post-match interviews with players and staff.


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Ryan gaining vital work experience with the Rugby Football League

By Rebecca Hawksworth

With many UCFB students aspiring towards a career in the football industry, BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student Ryan Booth has opted for a different path by completing invaluable work experience at the Rugby Football League.

With ambitions of a media career within the world of rugby league, Ryan has been working within the media department of the sports governing body to produce a weekly round-up of the University Rugby League.

Delving further into what his role with the Rugby...

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Hasnain relives his work at the Northwest Football Awards

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB student Hasnain Mohammed rubbed shoulders with football royalty when he took on the role of a marketing assistant at the Northwest Football Awards.

The awards are an annual event which showcases the success of those achieving football excellence, both on and off the pitch, within the north west of England. This year the event was held at Old Trafford and was attended by around 550 guests, including high profile guests Manchester United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.


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Masters student Stephen interviews Arsenal legends for Fresh Press Media

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Masters student Stephen Adkins has been using his free time to dabble into the world of journalism by writing for media outlet Fresh Press Media.

Fresh Press Media produces content for the website Read Sport. Stephen, who studies MSc Sport Management, saw an advert for the role of content creation intern at the company when it was advertised by the UCFB Employment & Enrichment team.

The role is a voluntary one with flexible hours, meaning that Stephen is able to...

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