CUBO Awards 2017

It’s that time of year again; CUBO is inviting entries for the CUBO Awards 2017

he CUBO Awards 2017 will take place on 28 June at the University of Kent. All UK HEIs are invited to enter one or more of the nine award categories. CUBO membership is not a prerequisite. CUBO also welcomes entries from corporates in the sector in the Business Partner of the Year category.

In 2017 CUBO wishes to shine a spotlight on three of its award categories: Commercial University of the Year, Business Partner of the Year and the CUBO Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Commercial University of the Year 

A university that shows they have taken their institution to the next level in delivery, showing the commercial benefits achieved.

In 2017 the submission rules for this category will be amended to allow longer entries of up to 1,000 words plus three–five images. The CUBO Awards Panel would like to encourage entries that showcase the success of their whole commercial/campus services function. A higher word count is designed to make it easier to cover the whole area (including catering, residential, hospitality, sports and services) creating a broader picture of the work involved.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Someone who has devoted significant time and energy to the CUBO membership and their interests and made a continual and exceptional contribution to the HE sector.

For the first time, in 2017 members will be invited to nominate a colleague for the lifetime achievement award. This award was previously decided by the Chair of CUBO alone but from 2017 members are encouraged to nominate a deserving colleague. 

Nominations should take the form of standard CUBO Awards entry, a written submission of up to 600 words, with a 100-word summary and up to three images. The Awards Panel will review these nominations and make recommendations to the Chair. The Chair will then choose a winner.

Business Partner of the Year

A business partner that shows they have fully integrated into the universities they work with, with marked outputs in the delivery of high-quality services to enhance the student experience.

CUBO is keen to recognise the outstanding work delivered by suppliers to the HE sector. There are a large number of companies who have built close relationships with CUBO members, providing invaluable support in the delivery of student services. CUBO wishes to encourage more corporates to take up the opportunity to enter the awards.

All categories

  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Excellence in Student Sport Experience
  • Commercial University of the Year
  • Business Manager of the Year
  • Best Student Housing
  • Best Catering Service
  • Innovation Award for Excellence in Student Experience
  • Business Partner of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 

The CUBO Awards take place on 28 June 2017 at the University of Kent. Entry deadline: 24 February 2017

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