Swansea University Bay Campus
A Strategic Imperative
Partnerships are the future was a
resounding message from our last conference. This summer, we gather in Swansea to explore innovative partnerships as a strategic imperative in the current
university landscape, with keynotes from the university and business worlds and best practice case
studies from CUBO members.
The CUBO Summer Conference is the networking event of the year for leaders in campus and commercial services. Come and learn from experts, from national and international
colleagues, build your year-round network and find new solutions, ideas and partners!
Andrew Rhodes, Registrar, heads up
operational and support services at Swansea University and was previously Director-General
Operations at the Department for Work and Pensions. Andrew understands the business
challenges of higher education and the importance of partnerships in the public sector better than
Sahar Hashemi OBE co-founder of Coffee Republic, is an internationally
recognised thought leader on innovation and entrepreneurship - essential ingredients in successful
Professor Charles Spence is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford
and consults extensively on consumer neuroscience and sensory marketing to various global brands. In a wide-ranging talk he will discuss the interaction between designers, artists, chefs and scientists in creating new multisensory experiences and how this can be applied beyond food.
Richard Noble OBE
Project Director of The Bloodhound Project. His
talk on partnerships in the world of land speed records will not only entertain but tackle the
challenge of raising investment for new projects.
Sarah Jones is the research consultant and self-confessed geek who has been steering CUBO's research into the impact of campus services on the student experience. She will present the results of the survey of members conducted from March-April.
Rachael Flanagan is one of Wales' leading business people. She started Mrs Bucket Cleaning
Services when she was just 18 years old, developing it into a multi-million-pound business
employing over 300 staff throughout Wales and the West.
Samantha Murray, London 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist and 2014 World Champion in the Modern
Pentathlon, studied Politics at The University of Bath. She will talk about winning partnerships:
governing bodies, coaches, mentors, teachers, and universities work together to support personal
Best Practice Workshops
By popular request, this year's breakout sessions include more best practice case studies including:
Partnerships to get Investment through Crowdfunding
Les Mills Partnership with the University of Leeds
- Swansea University - Partnering for Sport Success
- Acuho-i: Partnerships in Student Housing
Plus case studies from the 2019 Best Business Partner CUBO Award
shortlist – details
by the end of March.
This year there's an extra hour of exhibition time to spend with current and potential business partners.
We're delighted to welcome both new and long-standing partners in 2019, offering a variety of
products and services. Check them out here.
2019 CUBO Awards
again, the CUBO Awards
excellent campus experiences across services ranging from catering and housing to retail and
sport, not forgetting partnerships! The 2019 winners will be revealed at a glittering
gala in the fabulous Great Hall of the Bay Campus. We are thrilled to have Jonathan Davies
OBE as our guest speaker for this exciting evening. Read
more about Jonathan and our other speakers.
Night, Campus Tour, International Networking and more...
Swansea University are organising a fabulous, fun social night at the National Waterfront Museum
where you can unwind and enjoy a summer's evening networking with HE business colleagues. There are
two chances to take a tour of the impressive Bay Campus facilities, and the opportunity to meet
international delegates from our annual study tour and our partner associations
Acuho-i and Class of 2020.
A shuttle service from the station, on-site
accommodation, a late-night bar, catering and entertainment from the Swansea University team
complete an exciting programme, after which you may just want to stay on and explore this
beautiful part of Britain!