A UCFB graduate has been talking us through her experience of being on one of our scholarships, and why she could encourage others to apply for one.

Liberty Wilson, who studied BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism at UCFB Wembley, thoroughly enjoyed her time on the scholarship throughout her university studies.

She was successful in receiving our female-focused scholarship in partnership with Tongue Tied Management, which was extended for this year.

Throughout her time on the scholarship, Liberty was given financial support, the opportunity to go to events, and mentorship from Tongue Tied Management’s own Jo Tongue.

When asked about the benefits of being granted the scholarship from UCFB, Liberty said: “It’s an honour to be a scholar for your uni.

“You get seen as a scholar, so you get to meet all other scholars at UCFB. It’s another great way of networking with people similar to you, and may have similar interests.

“UCFB do fund travel, so you don’t feel you’re pulling extra money out. Tongue Tied is in London Bridge and so getting the tube so often does add up.”

She added, talking about the benefits she received from Tongue Tied Management: “You are working alongside Jo Tongue, literally on the desk next to you.

“When I went there, I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. Even though you’re going in talent agency, Jo Tongue has had so much experience.

“You learn and ask questions from any angle of the sports industry. She is a board member of Women In Football, she has endless experience. It was real hands-on mentoring.”

Liberty went on to say how one of the key things she got out of her experience at Tongue Tied Management was the networking.

“Networking with an office full of experts is fantastic,” she said. “Every single person has so much experience, which is key. Everyone gives you so much perspective.

“For example, the director under Jo Tongue at the time was vice president of talkSPORT. They know so many people in the sport industry, it’s crazy. I’ve never heard anything like it.

“They know people from every single sports broadcasting company, every newspaper, every agency. If you give them a name, they know it. Networking is the best opportunity you could get out of it.”

When asked about why it was important to have female-focused scholarships at UCFB, Liberty said: “This scholarship is so specific to females in the industry, and it’s still important in an industry which still is pretty male-dominated that you are able to go for these kind of opportunities.

“Opening that network of women in football is a huge step, from event to event as you go on.

“Because of that element, and because it’s so important to have female role models within the industry, I think that’s the main point of why I’d recommend people to go for it.”

She finished: “If you’re going into the industry, you are going to need people to rely on and people to chat with and give you advice. You get everything and more if you’re to go for this scholarship. Think you’d be silly not to.”

To take a further look into more of our undergraduate scholarships on offer at UCFB, click here.

Alternatively, click here to view a prospectus and see where a degree from UCFB could take you and your sports industry career.