From the 2019/20 academic year, each UCFB global study hub will host an annual Global Sports Summit, bringing together UCFB students, alumni and leading sports industry professionals in some of the most advanced sports and entertainment venues in the world.

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These immersive sports experiences will be based around tailored talks and workshops, featuring sports professionals from the pitch, from the boardroom and from behind the scenes of the sports industry, as well as cultural visits around each city and the opportunity to attend a live sporting event.

Hosted at New York’s Red Bull Arena, Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Toronto FC’s BMO Field and the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), UCFB Global Sports Summits will enable all students and graduates to further enhance their knowledge of the international football and sports industry from professionals working at some of the biggest organisations in the sector.

UCFB networking centres in the UAE, Singapore, China and India also provide unprecedented international opportunities for students and graduates to network with their peers and the wider sports industry community.

Register for a Global Taster Session

See what it's like to be a student on UCFB's unique sports degrees and build your sports network at one of our Global Taster Sessions, at each UCFB stadium hub in 2020. Inclusive of a guest lecture from an industry leader, the upcoming Melbourne taster session in January will include a talk from the Melbourne Cricket Club.

The New York and Atlanta sessions will be in April and Toronto in June.

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Frequently asked questions

UCFB FAQs | Our global study hubs in New York, Atlanta, Toronto and Melbourne

We’re sure you have questions about our global hubs and summits, so we’ve put together some handy FAQs which we think tells you everything you need to know about our events, costs and more...

Whilst firm dates are not yet confirmed for each 2020 UCFB Global Sports Summit, the indicative cost for travel from the UK to any of our global study hubs and accommodation would be £800-£1,500.

Our global study hubs

The schedules at UCFB's global study hubs will be based around four themes:

  • From the pitch – hear from those who contribute towards the playing side of sport such as coaches, match analysts and sports scientists;
  • From industry – find out more from those who’re responsible for what happens behind the scenes, including marketing managers, agents and media officers;
  • From the boardroom – learn about how the big decisions are taken at clubs and organisations from the likes of chief executives and chief finance officers;
  • Cultural activities – this will include visits to national landmarks, leading sporting venues and at least one live sports fixture (subject to fixture lists).

Guest speakers for the summit will be confirmed closer to the event, but attendees will be able to hear from the leaders and key personnel at some of world's leading leading sports and clubs.

UCFB Global Sports Summit @ Melbourne Cricket Ground

From 18th-27th January 2020, on campus and online students, as well as alumni, will be able to attend UCFB’s Global Sports Summit in Australia, primarily based at the MCG but also with time in Sydney.

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Global networking centres

UCFB's global networking centres in the UAE, Singapore, China and India provide unprecedented international opportunities for students and graduates to network with their peers and the wider sports industry community.

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