12 Jan 2024
UCS is delighted to announce that it has extended its reach in Scotland via a partnership with Dundee and The Dundee Academy CIC.
UCS is delighted to announce that it has extended its reach in Scotland via a partnership with Dundee and The Dundee Academy CIC. Students will have access to university provision at Dundee with UCS lecturers working within an inspirational environment, whilst also utilising the clubs other practical facilities to supplement the academic delivery.
Dundee will then provide additional industry work experience for students across areas such as coaching, scouting, match analysis and life as a player/athlete.
Part of the Oxford Virtual Education Group, which has been long established in England for well over a decade, UCS has been providing the same higher education pathway at clubs across England for more than five years with 30 campuses which continues to grow. The group also includes VLUK which provides college age provision to over 1,200 students.
Jamie McBrearty, Dundee' Academy Director commented: "We are thrilled to announce the exciting partnership between UCS and The Dundee Academy. Becoming the second club in Scotland, this collaboration opens unique opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a real working environment, connecting with experts in sports science, coaching, performance analysis, and medical fields.
This integration not only fosters a rich learning experience but also paves the way for potential employment pathways within the club and beyond. We are committed to providing students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to embark on diverse and rewarding careers."
Rob Johnson, CEO UCS, added “UCS is committed to empowering our students to succeed at all levels of the sports world. We take pride in equipping them with the necessary tools, knowledge, and understanding to pursue fulfilling careers in their chosen pathways.
We would like to express our gratitude to The Dundee Academy for their support, partnership and shared vision for the long term.
Together, we strive to provide exceptional educational opportunities that prepare our students for successful careers in the sporting industry”.