Former Burnley manager Sean Dyche is among a group of sports personalities to have been awarded an honorary fellowship by the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). The fellowships are awarded to recognise individuals who have contributed to the world of sport and education.
Dyche received his fellowship at the UCFB 2022 graduation ceremony at Wembley Stadium on 14 December. Dyche is an advisory board member of UCFB’s postgraduate school, the Global Institute of Sport (GIS) and over the course of the last decade he has supported UCFB with guest talks to students and he starred as himself in a UCFB TV advertisement first aired in 2017.
He has also supported UCFB and GIS with the Sean Dyche Family Scholarship, which is currently in its third year and provides financial support and guidance for two budding coaching students.
Others to have received their honorary fellowships in 2022 include former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan, former England international and TV pundit Rachel Brown-Finnis, former Premier League striker and CONCACAF Director of Development Jason Roberts MBE and Beswicks Sports founder Gary Mellor.