Below you’ll find a welcome from our Chairman ahead of this academic year. Scroll down to select your campus and access your induction and orientation timetable.

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 programmes, 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 at both our campuses in Manchester and Wembley; and exciting industry partnerships with a wealth of opportunities to implement what you have been taught during work placements.

Our academic and student services 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.

Following the government’s announcement that England entered Step 4 of the government roadmap from 19th July and following their guidance for higher education that states that “there will no longer be restrictions on the approach to teaching and learning in higher education”, we’re delighted to confirm that we are planning for a full return to face-to-face teaching from September 2021.”

We’re proud that over 90% of UCFB graduates are in full time employment 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.

With our global hubs in some of the world’s most exciting sports destinations, students can access opportunities to learn about the sports industry in the US, Canada and Australia at Inter Miami CF Stadium, New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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


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