Sports university to open in Wembley with Everton player signed up as a mentor

Rachel Brown-Finnis will become a mentor at UCFB (pic credit: PA/Mike Egerton)

Rachel Brown-Finnis will become a mentor at UCFB (pic credit: PA/Mike Egerton) - Credit: Archant

A sports university will open in the grounds of Wembley Stadium next year.

UCFB will be based in Wembley Stadium

UCFB will be based in Wembley Stadium - Credit: Archant

University & College of Football Business (UCFB) Wembley will offer a range of specialist courses leading to Higher Education qualifications connected to the industry.

Students will study within the stadium environment and gain valuable work experience with the potential to earn up to £3,000 a year.

All of the seminar rooms where lectures are held will overlook the iconic Wembley pitch.

Undergraduates will also be offered degree courses which are not available at the university’s original campus in Burnley including BA Hons in International Football Business, BA Hons in Business and Sports Law, BA Hons in Business Retailing and Merchandising, BSc Hons in Sports Psychology and Management and BA Hons in Stadium and Events Management.

Since UCFB was formed three years ago it has witnessed a rise in females apply for a place.

Rachel Brown-Finnis, a footballer and goalkeeper for England and Everton Ladies, has been signed to work as mentor when the university opens its doors in September 2014.

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The 33-year-old will offer help and support to students through their studies and help them secure work after their graduation.

She said: “I want to dispel the myths surrounding women’s football and want to inspire young women in football.

“I didn’t have a female sporting idol when I was growing up but I hope that I can act as a role model for the new generation of female professionals, both on and off the pitch.”

For more information visit www.ucfb.com or call 0843 208 2222.

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