Kick It Out and UCFB are dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow in the importance of diversity and a level playing field at all levels and in all sectors of the game. This unique scholarship, which covers 100% of tuition fees, is the perfect way to promote inclusion and help spread the word on diversity in football.

Roisin WoodChief Executive at Kick It Out

In 2018 UCFB announced a scholarship in partnership with Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation.

‘The Next 25’ fund, named in recognition of Kick It Out’s 25th anniversary, gave 25 recipients full tuition fee scholarships – worth up to £54,000 – on an undergraduate or postgraduate university degree at either of UCFB’s iconic campuses.

These incredible scholarships offered students a once in a lifetime opportunity to earn a world-class degree at UCFB as well as act as an official ambassador for Kick It Out across UCFB and the wider football industry. In addition, students took part in Kick It Out’s annual research project, leading on and delivering a research project in the area of diversity and inclusivity in football, with the assistance and guidance of Kick It Out and UCFB.

The partnership continues, with students hearing from Kick It Out’s leaders and learning further about diversity and inclusivity within football, as well as UCFB Wembley playing host to Kick It Out’s Women Raise Your Game events in 2018 and 2019.

UCFB is committed to inclusion and diversity within the football industry at all levels, so we’re delighted to be able to partner with Kick It Out to offer this incredible scholarship opportunity. The recipients of this award will not only receive a first-class education to begin their career in the football industry, but the opportunity to represent Kick It Out and UCFB around the country is truly a one off experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Sharona FriedmanUCFB Chief Marketing Officer
UCFB reveals ‘Next 25’ students to receive full scholarships as part of Kick It Out partnership

Twenty-five students will be receiving a once in a lifetime opportunity to study a degree with all tuition fee costs covered at UCFB.

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