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Institutional Membership

Why join CUBO?

Together we create outstanding campus experiences

CUBO is the association for HE and FE campus and commercial services professionals working at strategic and operational level. We develop skills, share knowledge, create best practice, connect the sector and lead on the campus experience in the UK and Ireland. Services like accommodation, catering, facilities management, hospitality, sport, residence life, conferencing and retail are vital to your campus experience and success. We are here to help you deliver excellence and to champion the positive difference you make.  


Over 550 members are already accessing learning, information and support at national, regional and job function level. Read more about institutional membership and our special offer for 2020-21 below. 

If your institution is already a member, sign up as an individual member here. Or if your company supplies the university sector, consider becoming a CUBO corporate partner.


Eight great benefits of CUBO membership


Share and solve challenges though discussion with fellow professionals - online, at national conferences and in special interest groups.


Access and share best practice and deliver excellence for your institution: through outstanding case studies from the CUBO Awards or templates and protocols shared by other members and CUBO. 


Develop yourself and your team through webinars, discounted training in partnership with University Hospitality Seminars, conferences and special interest groups.


Meet CUBO’s partners: suppliers of products and services to accommodation, catering, conferencing, facilities management, sports, retail, student engagement and more.


Access research, case studies, HE sector reports, news and exclusive CUBO benchmarking data.


Contribute to consultations and initiatives, join or lead regional and special interest groups, get involved by joining our Board and help to shape CUBO's future direction.


Meet international colleagues at summer conference, access international best practice and receive updates from partner associations abroad.


Be represented and championed in the higher education sector and with government.

2020-21 Membership Benefits and Fees


  • A network of 550+ peers across campus and commercial services
  • Free monthly round tables and webinars
  • Online groups: e.g. marketing, finance, student experience, campus universities, soft facilities, conferencing, technology and outsourced catering
  • Regional groups
  • Directors’ group
  • Sector research, case studies, best practice templates
  • Free virtual winter conference (2020)
  • Commercial services benchmarking
  • Representation in the sector
  • Regular news and sector updates
  • Post your jobs, news, events on the CUBO website
  • International connections and best practice
  • Network of commercial suppliers
  • Discounts on training, some sector events and research
  • Bid to host a future CUBO conference

Plus two events at a special member rate:

  • CUBO Residence Life Conference and RA Awards – May 2021
  • CUBO Summer Conference and CUBO Awards – June 2021


SPECIAL OFFER: join by 30 September 2020 and save £200!


Institution turnover (£000) – 2016-17 Turnover Band Standard annual fee HE/FE UK & Ireland 2020-21 1st year annual fee for new members 2020-21* International HE/FE
695,000 + 6 £1200 £1000
£925 Flat Fee
395,000 – 695,000 5 £1050 £850
295,000 – 395,000 4 £925 £725
195,000 – 295,000 3 £775 £575
95,000 - 195,000; 2 £685 £485
Up to 95,000 1 £595 £395

 *Apply by 30 September 2020

"A must-join business club for any commercial officer in higher education to network with like-minded professionals throughout the year."

John Iveson, Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities, Queen Mary University of London.
College & University Business Officers
General Enquiries:
07958 599 947