The College and University Business Officers association (CUBO) has launched its 2019 CUBO Awards, which celebrate the achievements and commitment of individuals and teams working in campus and commercial services across higher education.
The CUBO Awards are open to all higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland as well as their business partners and showcase a range of services dedicated to delivering excellence in the student experience, from catering to accommodation, conferencing and leisure.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony which forms part of CUBO’s Summer Conference in Swansea from the 3-5 July 2019, taking place at a venue by the beach, part of the Swansea University Bay Campus.
Categories will include Best Residence Life Initiative, Best Innovation in Catering, Business Team or Manager of the Year, Best Student Housing, Innovation in Student Experience, Commercial University of the Year and Business Partner of the Year.
Speaking of behalf of CUBO, non-executive director, Julie Barker, former chair of TUCO, said: “CUBO Awards are instrumental in showcasing innovation across campus services which are now highly commercial and compete on many levels with the private business sector.
“And, we have some fantastic talent across campus services which has been key to driving greater value into the student experience in order to attract and retain those from the UK and overseas, whilst ensuring their wellbeing and happiness. This is on top of the increasing need to drive new revenue streams on sites, expanding on service offering using the resources that are unique to universities across the UK.
“The talent we have within the sector is worthy of recognition – whether our catering facilities, which compete and lead on the national stage, or growing revenue streams such as Conferencing, Sport and Leisure”.
Entries and nominations can be submitted at www.cubo.org.uk/awards. Deadline for entries is 1 March 2019.