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CUBO Awards

CUBO Awards

Since 2012, CUBO has been recognising exceptional achievement and best practice in university campus services and facilities in the UK and Ireland. We began with the annual CUBO Awards, now a sector-wide event, and in 2018 we introduced the RA Awards.


Annual CUBO Awards

These 10 prestigious awards identify, reward and share best practice in campus and commercial services, and are open to all higher education institutions. They are run in association with our media partner, University Business.  Entries are invited at the start of the calendar year.  Judging and shortlisting takes place in spring, with the winners announced at the CUBO Awards Dinner during our three-day summer conference.

Check out some of the 2018 winners in our Case Studies and follow updates on the 2019 Awards here


CUBO Annual Awards Categories:
  • Best Residence Life Initiative 
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Excellence in Student Sport Experience 
  • Commercial University of the Year
  • Best Student Housing
  • Innovation in Catering
  • Innovation in Student Experience
  • Business Manager/Team of the Year
  • Business Partner of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

CUBO RA Awards

Residence Assistants (RAs) carry out essential work in developing a living and learning community. In some institutions they have other job titles, but essentially they are students who work or volunteer within student accommodation. Introduced in 2018, the CUBO RA Awards recognise and reward the hard work of these individuals.

RA Awards Categories:
  • RA Awards for Universities - open to all higher education institutions.
  • RA Awards for Private Partners - open to all businesses working with universities to deliver Residence Life programmes.
  • CUBO Residence Life Professional of the Year- open to all universities and private accommodation providers delivering Residence Life programmes.

  • Entries are invited at the start of the calendar year and the awards are presented during the CUBO Residence Life Conference in May.

CUBO New Residence Life Professional Award

The CUBO New Residence Life Professional Award comes with a fantastic prize**. The lucky winner will receive funding to attend the 2019 ACUHO-I Conference, June 22-25 2019 in Toronto, Canada!

The shortlist* will be announced before the CUBO Residence Life Conference and the winner will be revealed on the night of 7 May.

*Shortlisted entrants for this category do not receive a free conference place or travel expenses.

**ACUHO-I will award $1500 (USD) towards the cost of attending this conference. CUBO will fund outstanding costs of the trip up to a maximum of £1000.

"It’s wonderful to see such a compelling body of work across each category and the impact the work is having at institutions across the sector."

Gillian Almond, Chair of CUBO Awards Committee 2018.
College & University Business Officers
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