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Mission & Aims

Mission and Aims

Our mission

To lead and promote excellence in the development of campus life and the student experience through our unique ability to integrate commercial activity across the higher education sector.

Our aims

  • To connect members and support their professional development through events, training, research and the sharing of best practice.
  • To work with organisations and companies that share our ethos of using commercial activity to deliver excellent, value for money services that support wider university missions.
  • To enable members to use their management skills and business acumen to deliver effective services and income that enhance universities.
  • To be the leading advocate for the delivery of high quality and innovative campus life activity.

Our strategic themes


  • Supporting members to deliver excellence
  • Rewarding innovation and championing best practice


  • Influencing policy and decision-making
  • Leading the way on new initiatives


  • Connecting members to resources and partners
  • Creating an effective network across the sector and beyond


  • Personal development and knowledge sharing.
  • Professional skills training


Download the CUBO 2019-23 Strategy

"CUBO supports universities to be positive, safe places that provide value for money, excellent staff, student, and visitor experiences, and where students can thrive and make a positive impact."

Gillian Almond, Director of Commercial Services, Royal Holloway, London
College & University Business Officers
General Enquiries:
07958 599 947