UCFB students and alumni will soon be able to travel to the likes of Australia, Canada and the USA to benefit from a range of global hubs in some of the most iconic stadiums in world sport.

Hosted at a series of inspirational locations, UCFB Global Sports Summits will enable students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge and expertise of the international sports industry and learn from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

UCFB Global Hubs announced this summer

UCFB will reveal the locations of the global hubs along with summit dates and any costs this summer, but students and alumni can be assured that some of the most exciting and innovative cities and stadiums in world sport will be at the heart of this exclusive programme, providing unrivalled international networking opportunities.

At UCFB’s Global Sports Summits, undergraduate students will be able to take part in the UCFB International Club Experience, which will drill down into the inner workings of sports teams in international markets to reveal unique insight.

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Access guest speakers at both of our UK campuses

In addition, as part of UCFB’s new Global Insight Series, students will from 2019 be able to register to attend guest speaker talks at both of our UK campuses – allowing you to experience both Wembley and Etihad stadiums.

The Global Insight Series will also see UCFB host exclusive content from our UK and global partners online, providing students with unparalleled views and opinions from the leaders of the football and sports industry.

Find out more about the UCFB Global Insight Series

A global future

Brendan Flood, Chairman and Chief Executive of UCFB, said:

“Since opening UCFB at Turf Moor in 2011, it has been my vision for us to become the ‘Harvard of Sport’, a truly unique place to learn from and with the best in the industry. Our position as the world’s go-to institution for football and sports higher education is now stronger than ever as we launch UCFB’s Global Hubs.

“Our students already benefit from learning at our state-of-the-art UK campuses, but now they will have the incredible opportunity to expand their knowledge of the global sports industry with some of the best stadium and trade partners in the world.”

After the Burnley campus was first launched in 2011, UCFB opened campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. In 2018, its first ever online Masters degree launched, and a range of pioneering new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are set to begin in September 2019.

Sharona Friedman, UCFB’s Chief Marketing Officer, added:

“At UCFB we’re continuously looking for new and innovative ways to improve the education and employment opportunities for our students and alumni, and we have been working hard behind the scenes to build the UCFB Global Hub opportunities.

“Sport is an incredibly dynamic industry built on teamwork, so it has been our intention to align with the most cutting-edge, inspiring partners in their respective markets. The announcement of our global plans will continue our mission to be ahead of the game and a disruptor in the higher education space, producing the best equipped sports leaders in the world.

“We can’t wait to announce further details on our new stadium hubs, partners and the phenomenal opportunities that await UCFB’s brilliant students and alumni.”