2023 CUBO Study Tour

2 - 5 July 2023
Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow


2023 CUBO Study Tour

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

Explore first-hand how the campus experience is delivered at five of Scotland's universities. 

A study tour for international and UK campus services professionals visiting:

  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Heriot Watt University
  • The University of St Andrews
  • University of Glasgow.

We will visit five 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 city of Edinburgh, where you'll be based.

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

 "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.


University of St Andrews



Heriot Watt University



The University of Edinburgh



Sunday 2 July

09:30-11:30 Optional University of Edinburgh campus tour with guide

12.30 pm Welcome Meeting: Getting to Know You and Overview of Tour - John McIntyre Conference Centre (Cowan Room)

1.00 pm Lunch in John McIntyre Conference Centre

2.00 pm Presentation: Residence Life at The University of Edinburgh from Residence Life Team 

3.00 pm Walking Tours around Campus

4.00 pm Depart for Scotch Whisky Centre

7.00 pm Dinner at Salisbury Arms

Monday 3 July

9.30 am Travel to Edinburgh Napier University

10.00 am Arrive at Edinburgh Napier and presentation 

11.00 am Tour of Edinburgh Napier facilities  

12.30 pm Lunch

1.15 pm Travel to Heriot Watt University

1.45 pm Arrive at Heriot Watt University and meet with sports team for presentation and tour

3.30 pm Depart Heriot Watt and travel to Pollock Hall

4.00 pm Free time

6.30 pm Evening meal at Blonde Restaurant

Tuesday 4 July

8.00 am Breakfast in John McIntyre Conference Centre

9.00 am Depart University of Edinburgh by coach to visit University of St Andrews

11.00 am Arrive at the University of St Andrews

11.15 am Presentation from St Andrews team in Lower College Hall

12.15 pm Networking buffet lunch with St Andrews Team

1.00 pm Walking tour of St Andrews Campus

4.00 pm Depart by coach to University of Edinburgh

5.30 pm Arrive back at Pollock Hall

7.30 pm Banqueting at St Leonards Hall, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 5 July

7:30 am Breakfast in John McIntyre Conference Centre 

8.15 am Depart by coach to University of Glasgow

9.20 am Arrive at University of Glasgow: welcome, refreshments and 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.

5.00 pm Check into accommodation at Kelvinhaugh Gate for 2 nights for the CUBO Summer Conference 

7.00 pm Social evening (casual dress)

Thursday 6 July

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 7 July

7.00 am - 9.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am - Depart from Glasgow 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 Scottish universities.

What's included?

The full study tour from 2-7 July includes three days touring universities in Edinburgh and St Andrews, and the CUBO Summer Conference & Awards in Glasgow.  You can also book the Study Tour only, finishing after the campus tour in Glasgow on 5 July.

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

En suite accommodation on 2, 3 and 4 July will be in Pollock Halls of Residence, University of Edinburgh, EH16 5AY.

Accommodation can be booked on Saturday 1 July at an additional cost of £74.00 including VAT and breakfast, to be paid on booking.

Additional accommodation for early arrivals in Edinburgh can be organised.

Your arrival in Edinburgh and onward journey from Glasgow are your own responsibility.

Terms and Conditions

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

Journey time by train from Glasgow to London is approximately 5 hours 30 minutes.

Elements of the programme may be amended by the organisers. 


Study Tour inclusive of CUBO Conference, accommodation and all meals as advertised: £1120 plus VAT.

Study Tour only: £595 plus VAT


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