Welcome to CUBO

The association for campus and commercial services professionals in higher and further education


How we support higher and further education

Campus and commercial services are vital to university and college life. Our members are responsible for the strategic and operational management of student residential accommodation and residence life programmes; catering, hospitality &retail; sport & physical activity; academic & commercial conferencing; events, including graduations; print, design & merchandising, soft facilities management, and various other services. They may run hotels, arts centres, nurseries and even the university’s digital services. By connecting, supporting and developing these professionals, CUBO helps to create excellent campus experiences for all. CUBO also administers the UUK/GuildHE Accommodation Code of Practice for university owned and managed student residences.


Survey highlights current student accommodation trends


Jan Capper

A quick pulse survey of the CUBO Accommodation Strategy Group on 27 February captured current trends in student accommodation management. 

Call for Conference Papers - Accommodation and Residence Lif...


Jan Capper

Proposals are invited from CUBO members for summer conference breakout sessions on the strategic development of student accommodation or residence life. The deadline for submission is 22 March and the winning workshop will attract USD1000 funding towards attendance of the Acuho-i Conference in the USA..

GSL Autumn 2023 survey wave findings "surprising"


Jan Capper

Accommodation has never been more important to students when choosing where to study, according to the Global Student Living Index (GSLI) Autumn Wave. But the survey findings are both surprising and concerning....

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2024 CUBO Awards – Enter now!

There’s still time to enter the CUBO Awards, which showcase outstanding achievement in university commercial and campus services. Open to all universities in the UK and Ireland, entries are welcomed in 10 categories, including Campus Experience of the Year and a new EDI Spotlight award. The CUBO Awards are a fantastic way to motivate and reward hard-working staff in the commercial areas of the wider university and share successful practice, creativity and innovation across the sector. The winners will be announced on 13 June during the CUBO Summer Conference at Queen's University Belfast.

Raising standards - The Code

CUBO is the administrative home of the UUK/GuildHE Accommodation Code of Practice (ACoP) for University owned/managed accommodation.

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Networking – CUBO Groups

Connect with peers, share knowledge and develop best practice in our regional and special interest groups, open to individuals working at CUBO member universities and colleges.

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Best practice – CUBO Awards

The 2023 CUBO Awards took place on 6th July at the University of Glasgow. The Awards showcase best practice in university commercial and campus services, across the full range of activity dedicated to delivering excellent student and campus experiences.

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