2024 Ireland Study Tour

8 - 11 June 2024
Dublin and Belfast


2024 CUBO Study Tour

Exploring the Campus Experience in Ireland - A study tour for international and UK campus services professionals.

Explore first-hand how the campus experience is delivered at Ireland's universities. 

A study tour for international and UK campus services professionals including visits to:

  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Ulster University
  • Queen's University Belfast

We will visit several contrasting university campuses, where site visits and presentations on strategic approaches to accommodation, residence life, catering, retail and sport will spark ideas and inspiration to take back to your university. There is time to get to know other tour participants and free time to explore the historic cities of Dublin and Belfast, where you'll be based.

Take the full tour including the CUBO Summer Conference, or join the study tour only.


I came away with a great many ideas and inspiration, a lot of ‘if only we had this…’ and have made some fabulous connections as a result of the CUBO tour and conference.

Michelle Dene, Head of Campus Operations, Swansea University



I learned a lot, am routinely applying lessons learned, and thinking about the different expectations international students have when they arrive on my campus. Everyone should go on a study tour at least once.

Linda Kasper, University of South Florida.





Ulster University

Queen's University Belfast

Trinity College Dublin





Dublin City University



Saturday 8 June

15:00 onward Check-in at leisure

Sunday 9 June

08:00-09:30 Breakfast 

11.00am Welcome Meeting: Getting to Know You and Overview of Tour - The Atrium.

12.00pm Lunch and presentation followed by a Tour of Trinity College Dublin - to be confirmed

3.00pm Presentation and tour of University College, Dublin : New developments on campus - to be confirmed

4.30pm Guinness Tour - Storehouse

7.30pm Evening Dinner


Monday 10 June

8.00am Breakfast

9.30am Visit Dublin City University - Conference and events facilities

12.00pm Lunch

1.30pm Maynooth University - to be confirmed

3.00pm Travel to Northern Ireland

5.00pm Arrive at Queen's University, Belfast. Check-in and free time

7.30pm Evening dinner in Belfast

Tuesday 11 June

8.00am Breakfast 

9.00am Depart by coach for travel to Ulster Campus

10.15am Arrive at Ulster Campus at Coleraine - Tour of Accommodation

1.00pm Lunch at Ulster

2.45pm Visit Giant's Causeway

4.45pm Visit to Purpose Built Accommodation 

6.00pm Arrive back at accommodation. Free time

8.00pm Networking with early arrivals

Wednesday 12 June

7:30 - 9am Breakfast in Treetops, Elms Student Village

10.00am Queen's University, Belfast, Campus Tour (Study Tour only participants will depart at the end of the campus tour)

12 noon Visit the Suppliers Exhibition at the CUBO Summer Conference.

12.30 pm Lunch

1.45pm CUBO Summer Conference: Opening Presentation.

7.00 pm Social evening (casual dress)

Thursday 13 June

7.00 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am - 5.00pm The CUBO Summer Conference

6.30 pm Gala Dinner & CUBO Awards (Black Tie/Tuxedo/Cocktail Wear)

Friday 14 June

7.00 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am - Depart from Belfast at leisure.

Important information

Who is the tour for?

This tour is designed for professionals working in university accommodation, catering and other campus services who are interested in learning how these services are delivered in a range of Irish universities.

What's included?

The full study tour from 8- 14 June includes three days touring universities in Dublin and Northern Ireland, and the CUBO Summer Conference & Awards in Belfast.  You can also book the Study Tour only, finishing after the campus tour in Belfast on 12 June.

The tour price includes all accommodation, meals, visits, CUBO Summer Conference (including accommodation in Belfast) and transport outlined in the programme. 

En suite accommodation on 8 & 9 June,  will be at Trinity College Dublin and on 10 & 11 June at Queen's University Belfast. Accommodation is also included on the 12 & 13 June at Queen's University Belfast for those staying on for the conference. 

Additional accommodation for early arrivals in Dublin can be organised.

Your arrival in Dublin and onward journey from Belfast are your own responsibility.

Terms and Conditions

Minimum numbers are required for this event to take place. Please do not book your transport to Dublin until we have confirmed to you that the event is going ahead.

Journey time by train from London to Dublin by air is approximately 1 hour.

Elements of the programme may be amended by the organisers. 


  • Study Tour inclusive of CUBO Conference, accommodation and all meals as advertised (8th to 14th June inclusive) - £1120 + VAT
  • Study Tour only (8th - 12th June) - £595 + VAT


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