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.

About Us


Adrian McGillion and Carol Thomas join CUBO Executive


Jan Capper

The CUBO Executive welcomes two new appointments to important key roles.

Adrian McGillion,  Director of Facilities Management at Edgehill University, joins as Membership & Engagement Lead and Carol Thomas, Accommodation Services Manager at the University of the Arts, London, joins as a Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead.

Honorary memberships for Jane Donachy and Richard Kington


Jan Capper

This year’s CUBO Summer Conference concluded with honorary memberships for two Executive members who are stepping down after dedicated service to CUBO and the higher education sector.

CUBO partners with GSL on student living insights


Jan Capper

A new report from GSL and CUBO explores how different international cohorts rate, choose and experience their student accommodation.

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UUK/GuildHE Accommodation Code of Practice Review

The 2023 UUK/GuildHE Accommodation Code of Practice Review is underway, as we update and shape the Code’s future. Code members’ views have been sought on the Code as it is - whether it meets the evolving needs of institutions and students – as well as future development. The review considers all areas of The Code, from content to structure, effectiveness and language. There will be an online roundtable with members on the new Code in September, before it goes to the Governance Board and then for Parliamentary approval. The participation of members in the review has been invaluable.

Upcoming Events

Round Table: UUK/GuildHE ACoP Code for Auditors


MS Teams, 09.30-11.30

In summer 2023 a review has been undertaken in order to refresh and update the relevance of the UUK/GuildHE Accommodation Code of Practice. In this round table, auditors will have the opportunity to discuss and gain deeper insight into the requirements of the legislation with regards to ongoing audit trails and reviews, the level of detail required and how to best present findings.

CUBO Round Table - Kinetic New Strategy


MS Teams, 10.00-11.00

Hear from the Kinetic team about their new strategy, understand their company policy and ask your own questions of the Senior Leadership Team.

CUBO Group - Scotland Regional


MS Teams, 11.30-12.30

This meeting will include back to campus updates from member universities, an update on ScotGov activity and an update from CUBO.

All Scottish members involved in commercial and campus services are welcome. Please bring any issues you'd like to discuss in the group.

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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