UCFB has enjoyed a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with Wembley Stadium connected by EE – operated by Wembley National Stadium Limited (WNSL), a subsidiary of The Football Association – since first agreeing to join forces in February 2013 and in doing so creating the UCFB Wembley campus.

The long-term partnership with WNSL saw the institution take over 60,000 square feet of existing space on the first four floors of the stadium’s south west quadrant, including four lecture theatres, 16 seminar rooms, social learning space, a large 350-seated refectory area, library and media suite. UCFB also hosts its own entrance to the stadium.

Understanding the football industry and where those transferable skills might be applied is of great benefit. For a UCFB student to have that broader knowledge also gives them more ideas of where they might find their mark in the football industry.

Jane BatemanHead of International Relations at The Football Association
UCFB graduate and Video Producer at The Football Association Alexander Brown

Filming England teams around the world, celebrating on the Wembley turf with his beloved Arsenal… it’s fair to say Alexander has made a great career for himself.

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Alexander Brown

Upon first announcing the partnership, UCFB Chairman & Chief Executive Brendan Flood, spoke highly of Wembley Stadium and the natural expansion from UCFB’s roots in Burnley to the home of football.

He said: “We have attracted professional and student interest from across the world and it was always apparent that from our relatively small beginnings at Turf Moor, our institution would quickly develop. Wembley Stadium is the natural – and in some respects only – choice for expansion. It is a global brand in its own right and the spiritual home, in many ways, of the global game.”

Football and sport is a global industry which impacts on the lives of millions. UCFB is about ensuring we are equipping the future leaders of the game with the right skills to manage it in the best interests of everyone.

Brendan Flood UCFB Chairman and Chief Executive
UCFB graduate and Event Manager at The Football Association Ben Friend

Wembley Stadium is a busy place these days, just ask UCFB graduate Ben Friend. If it isn’t England internationals, it’s FA Cup matches. Then there’s the numerous games around the country with the Women’s team and the Under-21 side.

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Ben Friend
Student placements and work experience

The unique opportunities available at UCFB to undertake work placements within the football and sports industry will enable you to develop your skills and knowledge further, while experiencing first-hand what it’s like to work in this fast-paced and exciting environment.

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UCFB Wembley, London

With the iconic Wembley Stadium at its heart, our UCFB Wembley campus provides a truly inspiring learning environment with world-class facilities in one of the most exciting cities in the world.

UCFB Wembley, London