CUBO Awards 2016 - Shortlists announced

CUBO has revealed the shortlists for the CUBO Awards 2016. The awards recognise the achievements of those working in higher education commercial and residential services and have been an annual event since 2012.

Growing year on year, the CUBO awards showcase a range of services all dedicated to delivering an excellent student experience. This year the judges were delighted to see a marked increase in the number of entries across CUBO’s core business areas.

Listed in alphabetical order, the 2016 CUBO Awards nominees are:

Best Marketing Campaign - sponsored by Interserve

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Stirling
  • University of York

Excellence in Student Sport Experience - sponsored by ASK4

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Warwick

Commercial University of the Year - sponsored by SALTO Systems

  • King’s College London
  • Loughborough University
  • University of York

Business Manager of the Year - sponsored by Gleeds

  • Janet Bryan, Brunel University
  • Derek Maxfield, University of Wolverhampton
  • Amy Smith, University of Sussex

Best Student Housing - sponsored by Student-furniture

  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Leeds Beckett University

Best Catering Service - sponsored by TUCO

  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of York

Innovation Award for Excellence in Student Experience  - sponsored by Russell Partnership

  • Coventry University
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield
  • Ulster University

Business Partner of the Year - sponsored by NSP Security

  • Campuslife
  • Staffordshire University and Matrix Fitness UK

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Decided by the Chair of CUBO, this award is not open to nomination.

Following publication of the above shortlists, the winners are chosen directly by the CUBO membership. Shortlisted entries are made available on the CUBO website voting portal during April where CUBO members are eligible to review the submissions and vote for their choice of winner in each category. The outcome of the vote is strictly confidential until the winners are announced at the awards ceremony on 16 June 2016.

The CUBO Awards are run in association with University Business

With thanks to our sponsors:

Dinner sponsor - Chartwellls

Reception sponsor -

Wine sponsor - Sussex Estates and Facilities Partnership

For more information about the CUBO awards, please visit