An undergraduate UCFB student has taken up a position at a sports PR company, halfway through the third year of her studies.

Grace Flatman, who is in the final year of her undergraduate BA (Hons) Football Business and Media degree, has been successful in getting a role at PR consultancy Calacus.

Grace will be a PR apprentice at the company, after she was recommended to the post by one of her lecturers, Kevin Rye and programme leader Andreas Charalambous.

Calacus owner David Alexander agreed to take on Grace, who has started the role on a part-time basis alongside her studies.

Calacus is an international public relations consultancy for individuals and organisations with an interest in sport, who are passionate on the ability of sport to make a difference in society.

Grace said: “My ambition was to get a dynamic job within the sport industry at the conclusion of my UCFB course.

“The opportunity to join a progressive company such as Calacus PR and play an integral role with clients and media is very exciting. The fact that the agency uses sport for social good also inspires me.

“Thank you to Kevin Rye, who suggested me for the post, and I am looking forward immensely to moving into a working environment and establishing myself as a sports communicator.”

Kevin Rye said: “Myself and my colleagues on the Football Business and Media programme are delighted for Grace.

“I know she’ll put nothing less than 100 per cent effort for David Alexander and Calacus Public Relations.

“This just adds to UCFB’s track record of being the best place to study if you want to get into the football and wider sports industry.”

The role of PR Apprentice will include working closely with the MD of Calacus PR, as well as working with freelancers employed by the agency and clients on day-to-day delivery. 

This role will be mostly virtual with occasional working days in central London and at client offices and events where required.

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