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; academic and 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.

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Scotland Regional Group meets at St Andrews


Sarah Clayton

Early March saw a fantastic face to face meeting of CUBO’s Scotland Group in the stunning St Salvator’s Quadrangle at the University...

CUBO and GSL partner to deliver deeper insight into UK & Ire...


Jan Capper

CUBO has partnered with Global Student Living (GSL) to deliver deeper insight into UK & Ireland purpose-built student accommodat...

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...

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CUBO Residence Life Conference & Star Awards

The 2023 CUBO Residence Life Conference had record attendance - a sign that universities are realising how important residence life teams are to student wellbeing and outcomes. There were inspiring keynotes from Dr Dominique Thompson, Natasha Devon MBE and Voxburner, but for many the highlight was hearing first-hand from the student winners of this year’s Residence Life Star Awards. Breakouts included the cost of living crisis, supporting Indian students, meaningful surveys, student volunteering, EDI, sport and physical activity, consent education and sustainability. The networking was amazing and on the evening of 4 May, the annual Residence Life Star Awards celebrated the student and professional stars of 2023, with Natalie Cherry from the University of Leeds winning CUBO-Acuho-I Residence Life New Professional of the Year!

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Upcoming Events

CUBO Group - Residence Life & Student Experience


MS Teams

Join CUBO Residential Life & the ACUHO-I Global Initiatives Network for this joint webinar about innovation and technology being used in student accommodation and residential life around the world.

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.

Exploring HE Catering Business Models


Oddfellows Hall, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9UB

A one-day workshop exploring the different operating models for campus catering, illustrated by case studies from the University of Nottingham, The University of Manchester, University of Glasgow and contract caterers Gather and Gather, and facilitated by the Litmus Partnership consultancy.







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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