Welcome to University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). We offer innovative football and sports industry degrees that are tailor-made to give our students the best possible chance of a successful career in the world’s most exciting sector.

We understand that due to the ongoing pandemic it is difficult for schools and colleges to offer their usual range of HE activities. So to support you, we have put together a calendar of virtual events designed to showcase the opportunities a career in football and sport offers.

Teachers are welcome to book as a group or encourage students to attend individually. All are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like.

LMA Speaker Session

Thursday 3rd December, from 10am

A key part of our offering at UCFB is the access to high profile sports professionals, and we’re delighted to be able to host guest speaker session specifically for our schools and colleges. Through our partnership with the League Manager’s Association, UCFB have previously welcomed Roy Keane, Gareth Southgate and Alan Shearer, to name just a few, to our campuses to speak with students. You can view our interviews with these guest speakers, and more, via our UCFB YouTube channel.

The guest is always a surprise, but it’s always hugely insightful – we’re giving your students the opportunity to watch this live webinar session. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to submit questions in advance.

Register to attend by clicking here.

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Harry Redknapp with UCFB students

Student Sports Virtual Conference

Tuesday 17th November, 1pm – 2.30pm

UCFB will be hosting our second annual Student Sports Virtual Conference. We’re excited to host you and your students and hope that you gain the inspiration and knowledge of the various careers in sport available and numerous pathways available through UCFB.

We will then hear from our industry expert, Chris Falvey, UCFB’s Head of Events and former Operations Manager for the England National Teams.

Recording will be available soon

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Gail Emms (former Olympic athlete) and Michelle Farrer (Premier League) inspire the audience at last year’s Women in Sport Conference

Women in Sport Virtual Conference

Wednesday 25th November, 1pm – 3pm

UCFB’s second annual Women in Sport Conference is designed for female students who wish to pursue a career within the football and sports industry. The conference aims to explore the different careers available and provide a unique insight into the sector.

On the day we’ll hear from industry leading guest speakers, and our UCFB Careers Coaches will be hosting an interactive careers in sport session.

Guest speakers include:

Giulia Zecchini
Giulia manages the Commercial Business Intelligence efforts at Formula 1. She helps the commercial team showcase F1 as a rights holder, analysing big data and tailoring insights to create engaging partnerships for brands and fans alike. Prior to her role at F1, Giulia was at Nielsen Sports, managing football clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea, as well as the Premier League, delivering sponsorship strategy insights and asset valuations across TV, digital and social.

Georgia Stevens
Georgia Stevens, a final year student at UCFB studying Multimedia Sports Journalism, is a professional footballer, recently returning from Icelandic premier side Þór KA. She is currently featuring on BT Sport's show, Ultimate Goal. Georgia is part of Kick It Out's Game Changers initiative in partnership with UEFA and the Premier League. An Umbro sponsored athlete, who also produces content online, for herself as well as, Copa90, FIFA Club World Cup and RedMenTV. 

Cigdem Turkan
Cigdem Turkan, a UCFB graduate, was awarded a scholarship to study MSc in International Sport Management as part of Kick It Out’s ‘Next 25 Leaders in Sport’ initiative. Cigdem’s journey in the football industry began as an intern at West Ham United, where she held the roles of Development Coach, Development Officer and Health Programmes Development Officer. In 2019 she joined Crystal Palace as the Palace for Life Foundation’s Education, Training & Employment Manager and have recently been appointed as the Race Equality Lead. 

As part of her wider involvement with Football and EDI, Cigdem is a trustee of the Zesh Rehman Foundation and a member of the Surrey FA Inclusion Advisory Group, the Premier League Charitable Fund’s Women’s Leadership Network and Race Equality Working Group. 

Recording will be available soon

Information for parents and guardians

Choosing the appropriate degree programme and institution is both an exciting and challenging experience for students. At the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), we understand that as a parent or guardian it’s important for you to be involved in the decision making process to help ensure your child makes the right choice.

Information for parents and guardians