University College Birmingham Football

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University College Birmingham Football


International football, Test cricket, athletics, tennis, golf… Birmingham shines when it comes to staging global sporting events. The biggest names in world sport come to the city to compete.

Top 5 sports facts

  1. Birmingham is home to two major football teams, Aston Villa and Birmingham City, and two other famous clubs, West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers are nearby
  2. The Jamaican athletes team, including sprinting legend Usain Bolt, were based in Birmingham during the 2012 London Olympics
  3. The Belfry has staged golf’s Ryder Cup between Europe and the USA four times
  4. Cricketer Brian Lara reached a world record 501 not out while playing for Warwickshire at Edgbaston in 1994
  5. Birmingham stages the annual Aegon Classic tennis tournament each year, attracting the world’s top women players before the Wimbledon championships

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training.

UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships.

Most of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top ranked academic institutions, and our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join us from more than 60 countries.

We are committed to providing the best facilities for all our students and are investing £100 million on a comprehensive package of improvements that will secure our reputation for excellence.