Residence Life Star Awards 2024

Celebrating Outstanding Students and Professionals working in Residence Life

CUBO Residence Life Star Awards 2024

We are delighted to recognise a group of exceptional individuals working in higher education across the UK and Ireland to create supportive living and learning communities in university and private student residences. 


2024 CUBO Residence Life Student Stars

Awarded to six outstanding students working in residence life, for their exceptional contributions supporting fellow students transition to university and residence hall life.

Their work largely supports first year and international students for whom the transition to living away from home can be challenging, and the impact of the support they provide is significant for student welfare.


Ayomiposi Awoyemi (Ayo)

University of Nottingham



Isobel Buck

University of Southampton



Hai Anh Nguyen

Newcastle University



Luke McFarline

University of Leeds



Hsuvas Borkakoty

Cardiff University



John McGuinness

Queen's University Belfast


2023 CUBO/Acuho-I New Professional of the Year


Nahidur (Nick) Choudhury

University of Nottingham

Nick received the New Residence Life Professional of the Year award for his incredible work in delivering an enrichment programme at scale, supporting 12,500 students, across 20 sites, to transition into university life at the University of Nottingham.

New Professional Finalists


Kiki Hui

University of Edinburgh



Jessica Paget

Collegiate UK



Elise White

Staffordshire University



Anna Sticlaru

London School of Economics and Political Science



Marco Bodi

University of the Arts London



Lindsay Draffen

Student Roost



Kirsty Newton

University of East London



Thanks to our international judging panel:


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