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Why join CUBO?

Join an active network of around 300 directors and managers of university commercial services who are dedicated to enhancing campus life and ready to share their extensive knowledge and experience with you.


Find out about the membership packages available to universities below.

If you're a company supplying the university sector, you could become a CUBO corporate partner.

Eight great benefits of CUBO membership


Solve challenges by networking with fellow professionals online, at national conferences and in special interest groups.


Access and share best practice and deliver excellence for your institution.


Develop yourself and your team - with special rates on UHS training courses.


Meet CUBO’s trusted suppliers.


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


Contribute to consultations and initiatives, help shape CUBO and raise the profile of commercial HE.


Meet international delegates at summer conference and receive updates from partner associations in the USA and Europe.


Be represented and championed in the higher education sector.

How CUBO Membership Works:

Select a Membership Package

There are four membership packages depending on how many staff you wish to enrol. The more staff you enrol, the better the overall value of membership to your university, but packages start from two staff. Your university will become an Institutional Member of CUBO.

Select your Primary Member

You designate a Primary Member, normally the director of commercial services or similar, who must have strategic and operational responsibility for at least two business areas of your institution - accommodation, catering, hospitality, conferencing, etc. Your Primary Member will be the main contact and voting member for CUBO.

Select your Members

Your Primary Member nominates colleagues who will become Members. They should be managers and directors of commercial and campus services. The number of Members depends on the Membership Packages selected – see below.

Sub-Group Members

Once you have joined CUBO, you'll be able to enrol additional staff in the CUBO sub-groups free of charge. There are currently two sub-groups, for marketing and finance staff working in within your commercial services. They are not full CUBO members, but have access to an online group and two networking events per year.

Membership Packages

The CUBO membership year runs from 1 August to 31 July. If you join on any other date, your fees will be pro-rata’d.

Primary Member + 1 Member

£690 + Vat

Primary Member + 3 Members

£880 + Vat

Primary Member + 6 Members

£1070 + Vat

Primary Member + 9 Members

£1220 + Vat

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