Induction timetable

Your induction week will run from Monday 14th September to Friday 18th September. Please find your induction timetable below. Links to all sessions can be found in the timetable.

Please find your induction timetable here.

As part of your induction, we’re delighted to bring you this year’s first edition of our LMA guest speaker series, which will be broadcast live online to all UCFB students. Bringing you an insight into life as a top level football manager, we will be interviewing a high profile coach on their career and advice for students embarking on a career in sport.

On top of this, we have an exclusive panel on the impact of COVID-19 on sport, with expert insight from LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan, Southampton FC Club Secretary Ros Wheeler, The National League Chief Executive Michael Tattersall and football pundit and former England player Sue Smith.

Your induction will include a combination of live and recorded sessions covering everything from IT systems through to stadium security and academic welcomes from your Programme Leader to ensure that you are ready to hit the ground running in your studies for this academic year.

As induction is virtual this year, please find our IT support page here to ensure you can access your induction sessions.

Once you complete your induction week, please complete and submit this checklist.

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.

Freshers’ and orientation week

Please click here to download your Freshers' schedule.

Your orientation week will involve a combination of exciting virtual and in-person events for you to network with our leading sports industry partners and your fellow classmates as well as explore London and Manchester if you’re studying on campus.

All freshers’ and orientation week activities will be free for students, so there is no need to buy a Season Ticket this year.

All online and blended students are welcome to join any of our virtual and in-person orientation activities.

Welcome gift

To help with your studies this year, all students will receive a £15 Amazon voucher.

Please keep an eye on your emails for more information on your welcome gift.


We are following the government’s return to recreational team sport framework and the guidance from each sport’s governing body. We are planning for our sports teams to return to training from September wherever sporting governing bodies and our facilities allow this. Trials will also begin early in Semester 1 when it is safe 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.

It has been confirmed that there will be no BUCS fixtures until Semester 2, we aim to arrange non-competitive fixtures in Semester 1 for sports where it is safe to do so and will confirm these once we are able to do so.

The UCFB Academies in London and Manchester will start as planned in September. Whilst there will be no competitive fixtures in Semester 1, we will be running training for both academies and will aim to arrange friendlies where governing body guidelines permit. Trials for the academies will also take place in September.

Further details on each individual sport will be provided during your induction and orientation session.