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 student residential accommodation and residence life programmes; catering, hospitality and retail; sport & physical activity; conferencing & events; 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.

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Living Black at University Conference Report


Jan Capper

The first Unite Students Living Black at University Conference took place at Newcastle University on 7th March. The free event, deli...



Jan Capper

The countdown is on!  As the closing date of Friday 24th March looms, CUBO encourages universities and further educa...

CUBO Executive vacancies


Jan Capper

The CUBO Executive Committee is seeking three dynamic members to lead on the association's Membership, Sustainability and EDI strate...

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Now booking: CUBO Residence Life Conference & Star Awards

4-5 May 2023

Join us at the University of Nottingham for two days of fantastic learning and networking. If you work in residence life in university or private purpose-built student accommodation, this conference is for you. Speakers include Natasha Devon MBE on student wellbeing, Voxburner on communicating with Gen Z, WAU on meaningful surveys, Campuslife on international students, Student SOS on sustainability, Black People Talk on EDI and many more. And on the evening of 4 May it’s the annual Residence Life Star Awards. Let’s celebrate the student and professional stars of 2023!

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Upcoming Events

CUBO Round Table - Future For Commercial Hospitality Service...


MS Teams

Technology in hospitality is fast evolving. Today’s students expect self-serve kiosks, smart mobile apps and pre order grab and go. What’s more, they are more discerning and want carbon emission, calorie and allergy information at their finger tips. This round table explores current and new technology coming down the line, like age verification by facial recognition, robot waiters and the ability to pay using your face.

CUBO GROUP - Learning & Development


Six months into the new CUBO L&D Strategy, members interested in this area are invited to join us for a recap and to discuss the next stage of the strategy.

CUBO Course - Aspiring Directors


Elm Grove, University of Roehampton London, London SW15 5PJ United Kingdom

This innovative and bespoke two-day programme for ambitious HE commercial and campus services leaders of the future combines learning, coaching and practical application to help you sharpen your performance, develop your leadership skills and give you the clarity and passion to design the next decisive phase of your career.




Raising standards - The Code

CUBO is the 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 and share and develop best practice in our regional and special interest groups. These groups are open to individuals working at CUBO member universities and colleges.

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Best practice – CUBO Awards

Enter the 2023 CUBO Awards by 23 March! 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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