Speakers from Aston Villa and British Judo among inspiring industry figures coming to UCB sports fair

February 2020

Sports students will have the opportunity to hear from leading representatives from the likes of Aston Villa FC and British Judo at an upcoming event at University College Birmingham.

Organised by the hired@UCB employability team, the 2020 Sports Conference and Fair will welcome a series of top guest speakers and more than 20 employers to McIntyre House from 10.30am on Thursday 27 February.

Among those speaking at the event will be Ryan Maye, Head of Coach Development at Aston Villa, and British Judo Performance Physiotherapist Jacob Eyres.

They will be joined by Sport Birmingham Chief Executive Mike Chamberlain as well as Jonny Hammond, Lifting Club Coach at Gymshark.

Open to students on all UCB sports courses, the event will also feature a networking fair hosting organisations such as Birmingham City FC, West Bromwich Albion FC, West Midlands Police, The Gym Group and many more, while students will also have the chance to sign up for professional headshots for LinkedIn profiles.

In addition, this year's fair includes a free Mental Health Awareness Workshop delivered by Mental Health First Aid England, giving participants an understanding of common issues affecting young people and how to support others.

Event organiser and hired@UCB employability tutor Martyn Phillips said: "The Sports Conference and Fair is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about building a career within the sector.

"We have exciting guest speakers discussing their career journey and answering any questions students may have, while we also have a number of employers offering paid and voluntary positions. It's an excellent opportunity to network, so bring along a CV!"

Now based at the University’s brand new Moss House campus, our hired@UCB team offer our students and alumni a range of helpful services to support careers, employability and placements – find out more here.

For more information and to register for the 2020 Sports Conference and Fair, visit the hired@UCB events page on the Portal. Please note that the Mental Health Awareness Workshop is now fully booked.

Discover our range of sports courses at UCB's School of Sport and Creative Services here.

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