A recent UCFB graduate is celebrating having secured a position working in the media department at Premier League side Burnley FC.

Rohit Bains, who has just graduated from UCFB with a degree in BA (Hons) Multimedia Sports Journalism, will be creating content and assisting the Clarets with the social media and digital output.

Rohit said: “I’m ecstatic that my journey has taken me to a Premier League side, it’s such a great opportunity to learn the ropes from the top professionals in the industry.

“Additionally, I’m very excited to get involved and produce my own work at such a high and globally well-respected level.”

When asked about his work experience while at UCFB and his journey since, he added: “Three years ago, I was at Eccleshill United in the Northern Counties East Premier Division - step 5 of non-league. I then worked in the National League for FC Halifax Town, so this is my first club role inside the 92.

“It’s a big learning process, which I’m really looking forward to. I’ll be looking gain every opportunity possible!”

Rohit while on placement at FC Halifax Town

“I enjoyed my time at UCFB, it’s such a niche and unique university,” Rohit said. “The friendships I’ve made will last a lifetime, and I feel like all the fellow students at UCFB are genuinely nice people too.

“I’d say the skills gained were important to help me get to where I am now, most notably the help of lecturer Colm Griffith, who was excellent at giving career advice and had some brilliant anecdotes from his own journey. Having a role model like Colm has really helped since I finished the course.”

Rohit finished: “Take the plunge and start. Whether that’s volunteering at a sports club, writing articles on your own website, or creating a YouTube channel and posting videos.

“The quicker you start then the faster it is to gain experience and create contacts that will be beneficiary the later in your career!”

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