Induction timetable

Links to all recorded induction sessions can be found in the below timetable link:

Please find your induction timetable here.

The induction videos will get you set for your studies, and the start of this year’s academic journey with UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport. Along with a welcome from our Head of Academics and your Programme Leader, we will introduce you to key departments that will help you along the way as well as provide you with the tools you’ll need to succeed in your IT induction.

The GIS Executive Summit

Along with a warm welcome from GIS President Sharona Friedman, we’re delighted to bring you the GIS Executive Summit as part of this year’s induction. Hosted by the BBC’s Mark Clemmit, this event will help prepare you for your personal journey through the Master’s degree and teach you key skills to maximise your employment prospects upon graduating. From personal branding to presentation skills, this introduction to life at the Global Institute of Sport will help to prepare you for the world of sports leadership.

Coaches kick off our LaLiga Summit

This year will host the inaugural LaLiga Summit, co-organised by the Educational Department of LaLiga, LaLiga Business School. This exclusive event will give you access to some of the brains behind Spanish football’s leading division. Hosted virtually, the summit looked at three aspects of the football business - The Pitch, The Boardroom, The Industry – and how LaLiga is facing up to the new season post-COVID-19. Representatives from the Premier League and MLS were in attendance to offer further expert insight on the new sporting landscape and how clubs, players and fans will play their part in the immediate future of the game.

The start of your Global Institute of Sport journey

GIS Director of Education & Experience Sarah Tudor leads a session around the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to show the psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. You’ll also receive access to our Employability & Enrichment hub, your gateway to a world of exciting enrichment opportunities in the sports industry, as well as a time management masterclass to prepare you for life as a Master’s student.

Academic timetable

Your 2020/21 semester dates can be found here.

Teaching timetables will be made available to students via our student portal, the UCFB Online Hub, during your induction week.


Our sports teams returned to training from September wherever sporting governing bodies allowed this. Trials also began early in Semester 1. Training and further trials will also take place in Semester 2.

Our teams will compete in the BUCS fixtures once the leagues return in line with governing body guidance and any national or local restrictions. We will also aim to arrange non-competitive fixtures where it is safe to do so and will confirm these once we are able to do so.

In addition to the sports teams, we will continue to support students who wish to compete and participate in other individual sports.

The UCFB Academies in London and Manchester started as planned in September. Whilst there were no competitive fixtures in Semester 1, we have been running training for both academies and will aim to arrange friendlies where governing body guidelines permit. This will continue in Semester 2, and where possible competitive fixtures will also be arranged. Trials for the academies took place in September.

We are following the government’s return to recreational team sport framework and the guidance from each sport’s governing body. More information can be found on the government website.

Following the UK Government announcement that indoor sport will no longer be exempt from the rule of 6, we have unfortunately had to suspend all indoor sport until further notice. However, we are working on alternative options, such as outdoor venues and alternative sports provisions.

Sport in particular is an ever-changing situation and we will keep you updated throughout the academic year.

Please contact our Athletic Union for more information on your sport: