Premier Sports Network and UCFB agree global events, research and internships partnership

Premier Sports Network (PSN) is delighted to announce a partnership with University Campus of Football Business (UCFB), which will enable the university's students and alumni to access their global events and gain invaluable work experience.


PSN will work closely with UCFB, who provides university degrees dedicated to the football and sports industry, to give students a number of employment, networking and learning opportunities across the sporting spectrum. Students and alumni of the Global Institute of Sport (GIS) – UCFB’s new destination for Master’s degrees and executive education – will also benefit from the partnership.


As part of this, PSN will contribute to the UCFB Employability & Enrichment experience by delivering guest speaker sessions and conducting research projects with students at its campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. In return, UCFB will provide its leading academics and staff to speak at PSN events and conferences.


Both organisations have worked closely in the past, but this marks the start of a formal partnership in order to secure regular opportunities for the students.


PSN joins a long and illustrious list of institutions UCFB is proud to call partners, including The Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Kick It Out.


Commenting on the new partnership, UCFB Governor and GIS President Sharona Friedman said: “We’ve always enjoyed close ties with Premier Sports Network, so formally entering into a partnership was an opportunity we could not turn down. They have always provided our students with excellent opportunities to learn and grow as individuals, so we’re delighted to be able to continue this offer to our student and alumni body.”


Spencer Hidge, PSN Founder, added: “UCFB has provided us with a host of determined students with excellent sports industry knowledge in the past to work with us on our events, so we know first-hand what to expect from this partnership. We can’t wait to welcome more students and alumni into our team to help drive forward the global sports industry together.”


In the latest edition of PSN's 'On The Front Foot' magazine, Brendan Flood, chairman of UCFB, its Global Institute of Sport and director at Burnley FC, explains how now, more than ever, the global sports industry must innovate to adapt to the global climate, and how specific knowledge and education is central to that. Read online here.



About University Campus of Football Business and its Global Institute of Sport

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football and sports industry in campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.


The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) is UCFB’s new destination for Master’s degrees and executive education around the world, utilising a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues in the UK, US, Canada and Australia.


For more information, please visit www.ucfb.ac.uk.


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