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Sports / Sports Science, Year 2
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Sports / Sports Science, Year 2
Business and management studies, Year 1
I had some brilliant work placements
Sports Science, Year 2
My UCFB experience so far
This first year has gone extremely fast and I can’t imagine what the next two will be like, it’s something I’m looking forward to massively. The people I’ve met here have been great and the whole experience has built my confidence and changed me into a more career driven person. My CV has also grown massively since I’ve been here, adding football clubs such as Woking and Tottenham Hotspur.
In regards to working and CV skills, getting a job here I found very easy. UCFB helped me get a job within Wembley Stadium working for Club Wembley where I work on Match days and stadium events, as well as around them.
Not only do you get some fantastic opportunities here at UCFB, you also get to meet and network with some inspiring people from the industry, such as Greg Dyke, Gabby Logan, Martin Tyler and many more. The first few weeks I started UCFB I was lucky enough to attend the NFL Sports Management conference where I was able to network first hand and have more of an idea what to expect within the industry when I’m older.
In regards to the social aspect, UCFB has supported the student union team in new ideas and events that us students have and want to go on, being in London helps a lot as it’s the capital city, where there is always something to do, there’s never a day to get bored.
Overall I have had a great first year here at UCFB Wembley, and am looking forward to the next two. Being a girl here at UCF
Dreams becoming a reality.
From a course prospective we have already covered a great deal of topics regarding brand loyalty, consumer behaviour, marketing in sport, football/sport as a business, marketing communications and in addition the required assignments and presentations we have been able to take part in some great workshops to develop that knowledge further.
Additional qualifications and masterclasses available to students are led by world-leading industry professionals and are a great portfolio piece for when we graduate. This along with being able to network with these key personnel gives us a huge opportunity to break into the industry ourselves.
Additional courses I have taken this year include:
Stadium and Events Management Masterclass
Essentials in Public Speaking Masterclass
Marketing Communications Masterclass
The Management Game
Aim Higher Study Skills
All of these add more to everything we are learning degree based and the access to industry professionals I feel is unique to UCFB.
Regarding access to industry professionals I have thoroughly enjoyed our guest speaker series this year. With professionals such as Greg Dyke, Steve McManaman, Gabby Logan and Martin Tyler coming in and giving time to speak about their careers, the challenges they face, how they got to where they are is a great incentive for us to do well and having been able to network with them following these sessions has allowed me to create a fantastic connection database already.
I have also been fortunate to take part in some great internship opportunities that have been offered by UCFB. I am currently researching many different environmental options to put to the board at Wembley Stadiums Green Team (the eco team that look
UCFB Wembley.. my experience
I'm a first year student in Wembley and have had amazing work experience including 8 days in St Georges Park working with The FA and UEFA during a UEFA U17 tournament. I was Sweden U17's team Liason officer and had the most amazing experience.
There are so many chances and opportunities that constantly get sent to us as students whether it's event management work during an event at Wembley to having days out at media stations such as talk sport where I recieved media training (and I'm not a media student but still got the offer)
We have the best networking opportunities with top industry guest speakers. We have a great lectures and support networks in place ensuring the best academics and support.
Being in Wembley where The FA are based you never know who you will bump into and who knows, that person could be taking you on for roles or even interviewing you.
As students we've even played on the Wembley pitch with the full match experience and that was something!
We have good social activities and a supportive student union. My fellow students all appreciate where we are and what we can achieve.
I wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
Football Business and Marketing
UCFB have give many students the opportunity to not only meet some of the most respected people in all areas of sport, but have also given some fantastic opportunities to enhance your CV and also learn new skills. This along with some fantastic guest speakers such as Martin Tyler, Greg Dyke, Steve McManaman, Gabby Logan and so many more have made this academic year a great success for me and so many others.
Along with the fantastic academic side, UCFB has also been incredible for different events that a fantastic team from the Student Union has put on. Being in London has ment that we have had some memorable nights out, but as well some days out to do and see different things. We have been on trips to Cheltenham races, trips up The Shard, go-karting, white water rafting and so many more.
All in all I believe my first year has been incredible and an experience i think others should definitely have.