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


Ten Cities Rent Survey - CUBO Perspective


Jan Capper

CUBO Board Lead for Housing Codes and Standards Robin Walsh (Head of Residential Services, Bournemouth University, responds to the Ten Cities Rent Survey published in October 2023

CUBO partner Hazaar wins innovation award


Sarah Clayton

CUBO business partner Hazaar has won a prestigious award for innovation in the global education sector.

New Finance Lead sought for CUBO Board


Sarah Clayton

CUBO is looking for a new Finance Lead to join the CUBO Executive Committee from 1 January 2024.  

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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

GHTI - Global Housing Training Institute


Scarman, University of Warwick

A comprehensive residential course for accommodation professionals. Visit the dedicated GHTI UK website.

CUBO Group - Residence Life & Student Experience


MS Teams

Residential life and student experience is a vital part of university life and there are hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people working in res life across the UK. In 2022-23 students will need our support more than ever.

CUBO Group - Conferencing and Events


MS Teams

A regular online catch-up for CUBO members working in conferencing and events, where we share and discuss current challenges and trends, from conference technology to new business acquisition to working with language schools and increasing your event sustainability...

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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