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Nick and George helping themselves and other students with 24/7 Football

By Rebecca Hawksworth

As they look to build a career within sports media, two UCFB students have set up their own website to showcase their talents as well as that of other students.

BA (Hons) Football Business & Media students Nick Pratt and George Clayton have established 24/7 Football, a website that provides all the latest news and talking points about all clubs across England’s top four divisions. To coincide with the website, the duo have also set up their own YouTube...

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Nick writing about his heroes with Absolute Chelsea

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Media student Nick Emms has been gaining valuable writing experience for the well-respected Chelsea fan site Absolute Chelsea.

Absolute Chelsea was created in 2015 with the aim of keeping Blues fans around the world updated with all of the club’s news.

As a Chelsea fan himself, Nick was delighted when the creators of the website liked his portfolio work that he submitted and offered him the chance to write for them on a regular basis.

Speaking of his role writing about...

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Rebecca and Alex report on UEFA U17 tournament after impressing judges with work

UCFB students Rebecca Hawksworth and Alex Turk were recently given the incredible opportunity to work as media executives at the UEFA Under-17 European Championships.

Rebecca and Alex, who both study BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Etihad Campus, were  given the opportunity to work in partnership with The Football Association for the tournament after entering a competition run by the website Wakelet, with judges consisting of members of The FA as well as Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Wakelet...

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Alex expanding his knowledge in media team at QPR

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB student Alex Southern has been branching out in the football and sports industry by taking on work experience within the media department at Queens Parks Rangers.

A BA (Hons) Football Business & Finance programme student, Alex aims to one day work within the media and communications department of a football club and has been getting a feel for that part of the industry at the Championship club.

After utilising some of his existing contacts within the industry to land...

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Ryan living his dream working in the media team at Salford Red Devils

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Following his successful work experience earlier in the year with the Rugby Football League, student Ryan Booth is now enjoying life within the media department of his boyhood club.

Ryan, a BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student, had previously spent time in the media department of the Rugby Football League – a UCFB partner – helping to produce weekly round-ups of the University Rugby League. Since then Ryan has continued to be active and is now interning at Salford...

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Aaron and friends going live with BT Sport and The National League

By Rebecca Hawksworth

Third year BA (Hons) Sports Business and Sports Broadcasting students have been given the fantastic opportunity to help film National League matches for BT Sport.

Thanks to UCFB‘s unique partnership with The National League, students are gaining a number of different work experience opportunities throughout the leagues and its 68 clubs.

Aaron Whitnall and his class were given the opportunity to put their camera skills to the test at a number of recent matches. He said: “Over the course of...

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UCFB students network at Kick It Out’s Raise Your Game national conference

Two UCFB Wembley students recently attended the Kick It Out Raise Your Game national conference at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium. Danny Cook and Charlie Pumfrey, who were this year’s runners-up in the UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award with their website Half Time Cuppa, joined hundreds of sports professionals and those aspiring to work in the industry for a series of talks, seminars and workshops designed to influence the next generation of industry leaders. Writing for his website, Danny had the below to...

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Students Charlie and Abdullah land content jobs at Fresh Press Media

By Rebecca Hawksworth

UCFB students Charlie Smith and Abdullah Mulla are one step closer to fulfilling their dreams of becoming top sports journalists after both securing jobs as content executives at Fresh Press Media.

Fresh Press are an online content publishing house responsible for running the website Read Everything which works to produce news content on a variety of different subjects, most predominantly sport.

Charlie and Abdullah, both BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism students, took on summer placements with the website last year...

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The sky’s the limit for Sarah after landing production job at BBC Sport

By Rebecca Hawksworth

The BBC’s Match of the Day, Final Score and Football Focus programmes are all just part of the day job for UCFB student Sarah Makki.

The BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism student recently landed herself a job as a production manager’s assistant at BBC Sport after impressing during a three-month work placement. So now, in between studying for her degree, Sarah travels between the offices at Media City and studios around the country.

So far Sarah has had some fantastic...

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Emma plays starring role in Saturday Bloody Saturday book launch at UCFB Etihad Campus

UCFB Etihad Campus student Emma Anderson was recently asked by Paul Fletcher, director at UCFB, to help organise the launch of his new book Saturday Bloody Saturday, written with co-author and political commentator Alastair Campbell.

The BA (Hons) Football Business & Marketing student had previously impressed Paul when she helped to run The Footballers Who Went to War event, in conjunction with the National Football Museum, last year.

We caught up with Emma to talk about the event, which was attended by...

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