With the UCFB Manchester Campus expanding at the beginning of the 2023-24 academic year, we are looking at some new and existing facilities our students will have access to.

Day-to-day learning moves out of the Etihad at the end of 2022-23, and will be subsequently spread out across Greater Manchester, including Salford, Tameside and Manchester city centre.

1. Educational facilities:

  • The Football and Sports Business Centre planned for Exchange Quay in Salford Quays, closely linked to employment partners within Manchester and Salford  
  • Our innovative Multimedia Centre based at Quay Plaza, MediaCityUK, which will be home to our media, journalism and broadcasting students
  • Belle Vue Sports Village and Curzon Ashton FC will continue to host students on our coaching courses
  • Additional learning facilities for all students will also be created at No.1 Old Trafford 

2. Other facilities:

  • We also plan to create a home for our Student Union and Student Council at the heart of our Manchester Campus  
  • Our Athletic Union sports teams will still have access to facilities at the Etihad Campus, Curzon Ashton, and Belle Vue Sports Village for training and BUCS fixtures  
  • Manchester city centre will continue to be the home of our Student Library, Study Hub and Student Support Services at Piccadilly Place  

3. Stadium experience:

  • As part of our Manchester Campus expansion, we are developing a new programme of premier events at Old Trafford Football Stadium and Etihad Stadium
  • These premier events will include summit days with industry-leading guest speakers, unrivalled stadium experiences, career-focused events, trade conferences, and partner events

As well as facilities, we are developing new employer-led partnerships which will improve your learning outcomes and employment opportunities. 

For further information or any queries surrounding the campus expansion, please email manchesterexpansion@ucfb.ac.uk  

Please note that the Manchester Campus Expansion Project is subject to planning authority approval and subject to site approval by University of East London.