Calling all talent in Facilities Management
Recognising the cutting-edge talent of those working in campus and commercial services across Higher Education, CUBO (College and University Business Officers), has launched its CUBO 2019 Awards which will celebrate achievements and the extraordinary commitment of those individuals, witnessed over the past year.
The highly sought-after CUBO Awards are open to all HE 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 conferencing and leisure to retail, accommodation and catering ….
Winners will be announced at a glittering Awards ceremony which forms part of CUBO’s Summer Conference in Swansea 3-5 July 2019. In a first for the association, the 2019 ceremony will take place at a venue by the beach, part of the beautiful Swansea University Bay Campus.
Categories where judges will be looking for ‘best in class’ include Business Team or Manager of the Year, Best Student Housing, Commercial University of the Year, Best Residence Life Initiative, Best Innovation in Catering, Innovation in Student Experience and Business Partner of the Year.
Speaking of behalf of CUBO, non-executive director, Julie Barker, former Chair of TUCO says: “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 March 1st 2019.