CUBO Awards 

Launched in 2012, the CUBO Awards are a yearly event to recognise the achievements of those working within the higher education industry. 

"The CUBO Awards have helped to raise the profile of both winners and entrants among key stakeholders, including Vice-Chancellors and university governing bodies. As the event grows and expands it will contribute to the growth of CUBO as it seeks to extend its networking and knowledge exchange across all UK Higher Education Institutions."

Peter Church, pioneer of the CUBO Awards.

The CUBO Awards are run in association with University Business.

Who can enter

The awards are open to all higher education institutions. Membership of CUBO is not a prerequisite. Businesses working with HE institutions are invited to enter the business partner of the year award. 

How to enter

Entrants are invited to make a written submission of 600 words (maximum) in length.

  • This should take the form of a 100 word summary, followed by a 500 word detailed submission (maximum of 600 words in total.)
  • Up to three images can be included. These should be low resolution and included within your submission document.
  • Submissions should be sent as a word document.
  • Don't include links with additional information.
  • Only one entry per HEI per category can be accepted.  
  • There is no limit to the number of categories a HEI can enter.

For more information contact





2017 Awards




  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Excellence in Student Sport Experience
  • Commercial University of the Year
  • Best Student Housing 
  • Best Catering Service 
  • Business Manager of the Year 
  • Innovation Award for Excellence in Student Experience 
  • Business Partner of the Year 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award (now accepting nominations for this award from 2017)

Read the full entry criteria

ACUHO-I New Professional Award


Judging is two fold. The CUBO Awards panel meet in March to shortlist candidates to go forward to the voting stage. During April CUBO members have the opportunity to vote for the winners online.

The outcome of the vote is strictly confidential, only known to two CUBO executive members until the night of the award ceremony.


The CUBO Awards will take place on Wednesday 28 June during the annual CUBO Summer conference which runs from 27-29 June 2017.

The gala dinner and CUBO Awards is a black-tie event.



The award ceremony will be held at the University of Kent.

For any awards queries please contact: