Swansea University Bay Campus
A Strategic Imperative
THE EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR HEADS OF CAMPUS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICES
Partnerships are the future was the message from our last conference, so it's fitting that this summer's theme is innovative partnerships as a strategic imperative in the current
university landscape. We explore ways to optimise partnerships within our universities as well as with external partners, through a series of keynotes and case studies that will spark further informal discussions. There's also excellent networking and a diverse exhibition, all building up to the 2019 CUBO Awards - a celebration of excellence in commercial and campus services.
Explore these pages for a taste of what's on offer in Swansea - we look forward to seeing you there!
Andrew Rhodes is the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer of Swansea University and was previously Director-General
Operations at the DWP. Andrew will open with a keynote on leveraging partnerships in higher education.
Sahar Hashemi OBE co-founder of Coffee Republic, is an internationally
recognised thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurship - essential ingredients in successful
business partnerships. More.
Professor Charles Spence is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford
and consults extensively on consumer neuroscience and sensory marketing to various global brands. He will discuss the interaction between designers, artists, chefs and scientists in creating new multi-sensory experiences and how this can be applied beyond food. More.
Richard Noble OBE
is CEO of Richard Noble Consulting Ltd and Project Director of The Bloodhound Project. His experience of partnerships in the world of high-risk engineering projects and land speed records will not only entertain but tackle raising investment for new projects. More.
Sarah Jones is the research consultant and self-confessed geek who has been steering CUBO's research into the impact of campus services on the student experience. She will unveil the results of the 2019 survey. More.
Rachael Flanagan is one of Wales' leading business people. She started Mrs Bucket Cleaning
Services at just 18 and developed it into a multi-million-pound business
employing over 300 staff throughout Wales and the West. More.
Amy Williams is the 2010 Olympic Gold Medallist in the Skeleton. She studied at the University of Bath and knows about winning partnerships - when national
governing bodies, coaches, mentors, teachers, and universities work together to support personal
success and achieve excellence. More.
Choose from eight smaller workshops illustrating different partnerships including case studies from CUBO Business Partner Award nominees, from hosts Swansea University and from the USA:
- Crowdfunder UK - Using Partnerships to get Investment through Crowdfunding
LesMills / University of Leeds - Physical activity as a key driver of the Student Experience
- Swansea University / First Cymru - 24-hour Unibus Service
- Amber Energy -Engaging Energy Partnerships with Universities
- Swansea University - Partnering for Sport Success
- Acuho-i - Achieving Powerful Partnerships on Campus
- Partnership Innovation at Oxford Brookes - Offering Ethical and Environmental Food
- Partnering with the Police: Creating a Safe & Secure University
This year there's an extra hour of exhibition time to spend with current and potential business partners.
We're delighted to welcome both new and long-standing partners in 2019, offering a variety of
products and services. Check them out here.
2019 CUBO Awards
again, the CUBO Awards
excellent campus experiences across services ranging from catering and housing to retail and
sport and of course, partnerships. The shortlist is published and the 2019 winners will be revealed at a glittering
gala in the fabulous Great Hall of the Bay Campus. We are thrilled to have Jonathan Davies
OBE as our guest speaker for this exciting evening. Read
more about Jonathan and our other speakers.
Swansea University’s Head of Estates Projects, Fiona Nixon, will lead a tour of the Bay Campus, which opened in 2015 and has seen new buildings open in every year since then.
Highlights will include the Active Classroom which generates more energy than it uses; the recently opened £32.5m Computation Foundry building and the new International College Wales Swansea building (“the College”), which creates a smart and relaxed welcome for students on international pathway programmes. Tour participants will hear directly from the team who managed the design and build of the campus.
Social Night, Networking and more
Swansea University are organising a fabulous, fun social night at the National Waterfront Museum
where you can enjoy a summer's evening networking with HE business colleagues. There are
two chances to join our group tour of the impressive Bay Campus, and the opportunity to meet
international delegates from our annual study tour and our partner associations
Acuho-i and Class of 2020.
A shuttle service from the station, on-site
accommodation, a late-night bar, catering and entertainment from the Swansea University team
complete an exciting programme, after which you may just want to stay on and explore this
beautiful part of Britain!