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CUBO Awards

CUBO Awards

Since 2012 we have been recognising exceptional achievement and best practice in university campuses 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

The annual CUBO Awards identify, reward and share best practice in our sector 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 2018 winners in our Case Studies

CUBO Annual Awards Categories (and 2018 sponsors):
  • Best Residence Life Initiative - sponsored by Unite Students
  • Best Marketing Campaign - sponsored by Crosslane Student Developments/Prime Student Living
  • Excellence in Student Sport Experience - sponsored by Sodexo
  • Commercial University of the Year- sponsored by
  • Best Student Housing - sponsored by IQ Student Accommodation
  • Innovation in Catering - sponsored by TUCO
  • Innovation in Student Experience- sponsored by Campuslife/Studentcom
  • 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.

ACUHO-I New Professional Award

This is a special award for a student housing professional with less than five years’ experience working for a member institution of both ACUHO-I and CUBO. Entries are invited at the start of the year. The winner is announced in March and receives up to €3000 to attend the ACUHO-I Annual Conference in the USA, which takes place in late June/early July.

"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.
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