Welcome Week marks the start of our academic year and is our opportunity to help you prepare for your studies. We hope that by the end of the week the planed information sessions, events and activities help you feel confident and prepared to navigate university life.

Our Welcome Week will be from Monday 23rd September to Friday 27th September, with a variety of activity happening during the week.

We hope you are as excited as we are in planning this amazing week and we are working through the finer details. We will provide more information in July however in the meantime we have provided some information in the below links.

Here’s a snippet of what Welcome Week 2023 was like:

A Message from our Chairman

Welcome to UCFB and the start of your academic journey with us this academic year. As part of the UCFB family, you will have access to our unique and engaging degree courses, designed to enable students to graduate and thrive in the world of football and sport.

This is an especially exciting time for UCFB, with new developments to facilitate your learning; and exciting industry partnerships with a wealth of opportunities to implement what you have been taught during work placements.

Our Academic and Registry teams are here to support you throughout your time at UCFB and to enable you to achieve your full potential, on and off the pitch. We are excited to be part of your journey of personal and professional development, building on your passion, ambition and enthusiasm, developing your knowledge, and providing a unique experience to further yourself as an accomplished and confident professional.

We’re proud that over 90% of our graduates are in full time employment or further study within six months of graduation, and almost two-thirds of those work in the football and sports industry with leading organisations such as The Football Association, the Rugby Football League, Manchester United, Opta and EDP Soccer in the USA.

Your experience is important to us, and the UCFB team is dedicated to ensuring that your hard work is balanced by excellent social and sporting events.

This is the start of an exciting adventure, and we look forward to welcoming you to the start of this academic year at UCFB.

Best wishes,
Brendan Flood
UCFB Chairman

Student Life

Make sure you are prepared ahead of starting your studies, whether you are preparing to study at one of our iconic campuses, or flexibly on one of our distance or distance with attendance courses. Click here to learn more about student life at UCFB.

Course Timetable Information

Teaching starts week commencing 30th September 2024. Your individual course timetable, will be available to view on our UCFB Learner Portal in September 2024. This will only be visible if you have completed your enrolment with UEL.

Please note: timetables may change throughout the semester, so we advise you check your live timetable regularly as this will be the most up-to-date version.

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What is Welcome Week?

Welcome Week otherwise known as orientation or induction is one of the most important weeks in the academic calendar. It is designed to give you the best possible start to your academic journey, providing you with information to help you navigate university life. Welcoming new and returning students, providing you with an opportunity to meet your fellow students as well as academic and support staff, and learn all about the activities that will be happening when you start your course. We’ll prepare you with the necessary information to hit the ground running when teaching starts and also how to access the information in the future.

What to expect during Welcome Week

Your academic induction explains the expectations and standards of your course, helping you become familiar with the requirements, as well as getting you used to using some of our key systems.

The week will include on-campus and virtual events and activities designed to help students familiarise themselves with the campus, systems and key staff as well as making connections with the students on your course.

From early August, your Welcome Week timetable will be made available. You’ll be able to explore all of the induction activities and welcome events on offer to start your student journey.

The sessions will cover introductions to your academic course leaders and provide you with an overview of what to expect from the coming academic year. You will be able to meet with our academic and support staff, take part in Society led events, Fairs, in-person activities and hear about the fantastic opportunities available to UCFB students.

Is Welcome Week compulsory?

For all new and returning students, there are several compulsory informative sessions organised by the university to prepare you with the necessary information for the start of your course. All other events are optional although we very much encourage you to come along to make the most of meeting your fellow students, experiencing guest speakers and to get to know your campus. Please note that formal teaching commences from Monday 30th September 2024

How do I sign up for events and activities?

Your Welcome Week timetable will go live in August. It will be pre-populated with core events arranged to prepare you for the start of your degree programme. These events are compulsory, unless otherwise stated, and will give you the opportunity to find out more about your degree and to meet other people on your course.

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