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CUBO Training Events

We work in partnership with University Hospitality Seminars to deliver tailored professional development for commercial and campus services professionals at all levels: directors, managers and staff of universities and suppliers.

CUBO members and partners receive a 25% discount on these courses.

Our two annual conferences are also packed with professional development and networking.


Next Courses

Finance Training Part 1 (P & L) for HE Commercial Managers

14 October 2019, Sheffield

This course has been designed by business professionals with first-hand knowledge of how financial understanding helps to drive business performance and profits. Financial decisions that impact on overall company results are taken at all levels in an organisation, and the ability to read financial reports and apply them practically is the cornerstone of an effective manager, director and leader. This course assumes no prior knowledge of finance and accounting, and carefully explains with practical illustrations the various components of financial reports.


Building Finance Business Cases

15 October 2019, Sheffield

An effective business case requires a “return on investment” statement or needs to demonstrate the impact on the financial position of the organisation. Participants will be taken through the various components of impact from the P&L and balance sheet, variable factors such as depreciation, and financial modelling that can produce different ROIs. All course notes will be provided. This course has been designed by business professionals with first-hand knowledge of how financial understanding drives business performance and is delivered by a trainer with 29 years’ experience in growing businesses.


A Practical Guide to Successful Marketing

24 October, Lancaster Conference Plus, Lancaster University, Bowland Hall, Lancaster or 31 October, London

Learn the principles of effective marketing and marketing best practice, and how these can be applied to CUBO areas of responsibility, to directly influence the student and customer experience. This interactive seminar is led by a trainer with a background in hospitality and higher education, using examples from catering, retail and the conference sector. It is particularly valuable to team leaders and managers who need a wider understanding of how marketing can help them and their teams excel. It will demonstrate how powerful a tool marketing can be, and provide a fascinating insight into how and why it works. It will cover the different marketing tools and channels, and when and how they can be used to deliver real differentiation and results.


Creative Chefs in Universities - Presented by MSK

13 - 14 November 2019, Chesterfield and Sheffield

This one day and one night seminar is a unique opportunity to learn and experience the application of modern techniques. The course will commence with a networking dinner at Inox Dine, Western Bank on the University’s main campus on Wednesday and on Thursday.


Global Housing Training Institute UK

13 - 17 November 2019, University of Edinburgh

Be a part of the global dialogue on proven and emerging practices in campus housing and residence life. Join mid-level and aspiring senior housing officers from the UK and across the world for an immersive professional development event that will build your competencies and professional network. Discuss critical issues in student housing, access inspired ideas and exceptional practices to help you master and thrive in your current position, while tapping into the expertise of a hand-picked international faculty team for powerful mentorship, advice and direction.


CUBO Residence Life Conference

6-7 May 2020, Burleigh Court Conference Centre and Hotel, Loughborough

Plenary sessions and a series of CUBO & ACUHO-I Masterclasses. Dinner and the CUBO Residence Life Awards will take place during the evening. Further details and programme to be confirmed


College & University Business Officers
General Enquiries:
07958 599 947