Affiliated Organisations

Association of College and University Housing Officers -International (ACUHO-I

ACUHO-I members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world. CUBO has been affiliated with ACUHO-I for a number of years; the latest version of the affiliation agreement is available here.


Class of 2020

CUBO signed a partnership agreement with The Class of 2020 in 2015. The Class of 2020 is the leading platform in student accommodation in Europe. It is bringing together the knowledge and network of professionals involved in student accommodation, and related industries, including higher education. 

Government Bodies & Agencies

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

The Department's aim is to create highly-skilled workforce, (it also promotes business, innovation & free and open markets)

Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland

To promote learning and skills, to prepare people for work and to support the economy. Funds Northern Ireland HEIs

The Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE)

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distributes public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)

HEFCW is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government to distribute funding for higher education in Wales

Scottish Funding Council (SFC)

Funds teaching and learning provision, research and other activities in Scotland's colleges, universities and higher education institutions

Higher Education Associated Organisations

UK Accreditation Network (ANUK)

Accredits mainly private residential accommodation although there are some University members. Administered by UNIPOL


Unipol Student Homes is a charity working nationally to improve training, standards and professionalism in student housing. The training division of Unipol. holds conferences and short courses designed for those involved in housing and the education sector

University Hospitality Seminars (UHS)

Provides bespoke training for University hospitality professionals


A free venue finding service for meeting venues & accommodation at academic venues in the UK


Wildfire publish University Business magazine amongst other periodicals

International Higher Education Associations

Association of College and University Housing Officers -International (ACUHO-I)

ACUHO-I members believe in developing exceptional residential experiences at colleges, universities, and other post-secondary institutions around the world and are affiliated to CUBO

Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA)

APPA is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities, chiefly in the USA

Australasian Association of Colleges and University Housing Officers (AACUHO)

Providing support to the professionals who work in Post Secondary Education Accommodation, in any capacity, in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  They issue a periodic newsletter; the latest one can be found here

Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)

Connects, supports and challenges individuals and institutions to recognise and advance the professionalism of tertiary education management in Australia and New Zealand

American Association of University Administrators (AUAA)

CPD, lobbying, networking, and professional standards for USA administration in HE

Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO)

CAUBO (promote and support the professional management and effective leadership in the administrative affairs of Canadian universities and colleges

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Mission: To advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfilment of their academic missions. USA based.

Higher Education Representative Bodies

Universities UK (UUK)

UUK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities

Higher Education Wales (HEW)

HEW represents the interests of HEIs in Wales and is a National Council of Universities UK

Universities Scotland

Universities Scotland exists to represent and promote Scotland's higher education sector and campaign on its behalf

Higher Education Associations, Groups & Forums

Academic Registrars' Council (ARC)

National forum of senior managers responsible for the academic administration of student matters in publicly funded Universities and Colleges of Higher Education within the United Kingdom


UK Student Services Organisation

Association for Student Residential Accommodation (ASRA)

Promote and support the professional activities of individuals working in student accommodation

Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA)

Representative body for senior University managers (typically Registrars, Chief Operating Officers, Heads of Administration) in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Association of University Administrators (AUA)

Promoting excellence in higher education management

Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO)

Provides a forum for its members to exchange knowledge and to keep up to date with crime trends, legislation and other information related to security services

Association of University Directors of Estate (AUDE)

AUDE promotes excellence in the strategic planning, management, operation and development of Higher Education estates and facilities

Association of University Engineers (AUE)

To promote, foster and develop the knowledge and skills of University Engineers

British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE)

Forum for cleaning professionals within the Further and Higher Education sector

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS)

The national governing body for higher education sport in the UK. Its vision is to enhance the student experience in the areas of performance, competition and participation

British Universities Finance Directors Group (BUFDG)

Representative body for finance office staff in the higher education sector in the United Kingdom also incorporating University Purchasing Officers

Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN)

Network of HEIs committed to the promotion of business continuity planning in the sector

Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI)

Independent think tank devoted exclusively to higher education

Higher Education Senior Managers Forum (HESMF)

(Quote from AUDE) Established as a means for the main representative professional groups in the sector to collaborate effectively in areas where there are issues of shared interest. Consists of AHUA, ARC, AUA, AUDE, BUFDG and UHR

National Union of Students (NUS)

To promote, defend and extend the rights of students and to develop and champion strong students' unions also incoprorating the Student Union Managers' Association

Standing Conference for Heads of Media Services (SCHOMS)

SCHOMS members lead and manage a diverse set of educational, media and institutional support services. They give strategic direction to support and promote excellence in teaching and learning practice

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EUAC)

The sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK

The University Caterers Organisation Limited (TUCO)

Organisation for in-house caterers in the higher and further education sector

Universities Human Resources (UHR)

The key organisation for human resources professionals in higher education in the UK

Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA)

Organisation for the promotion of safety and health in higher education

UUK Accommodation Code of Practice (UUK Code)

Code of Practice for Higher Education Stuident Accommodation, run under the auspices of UUK