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Cubo Awards 2020 – Shortlist Announced Ahead Of New Virtual Awards Event


The shortlisted entries for nine prestigious awards celebrating outstanding achievement in campus and commercial services have been announced.

Postponed from earlier in the year due to Covid-19, the 2020 CUBO (College and University Business Officers) Awards will be presented at a Virtual Awards event in December as part of the CUBO Winter Festival.

“In what has been such a difficult year, we feel is it vitally important to recognise and reward excellence within our sector. Never have campus services teams worked so hard. Our virtual awards ceremony will be chance to join together to celebrate not only the finalists and winners, but also the determination and resilience of everyone across the sector.” said Kirsty Woodward, CUBO Awards Chair and Director of Campus Services, University of Leicester.

The CUBO Awards 2020 shortlists are

Best Residence Life Initiative sponsored by Unite Students

Ace/University of Edinburgh

FutureLets, Coventry University


Best Marketing Campaign

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of the Arts, London

University of Nottingham

Excellence in Student Sport

Nottingham Trent University

University of Manchester

University of Nottingham

Campus Experience of the Year

Lancaster University

Royal Holloway, University of London

The University of Birmingham

Best Student Housing

Bristol Students’ Union and partners

FutureLets, Coventry University


Innovation in Catering

Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Reading

University of Stirling Venues

Business Team of the Year

Loughborough University

Queen’s Belfast University


Innovation in Student Experience sponsored by UPP

Manchester Metropolitan University

Northumbria University

University of the Arts, London

Business Partner of the Year

International Students House/University of London

London South Bank University/Keystone Talent Bank

University of Sheffield/Cafeology

CUBO Chair Jo Hardman (University of Lancaster) said:

“Many congratulations to those shortlisted and our thanks to all of those who submitted an entry during a period of great uncertainty when the impact of Covid-19 was just beginning to be felt.

“The quality of entries was high – a lot of excellent work is happening in campus services across the UK and Ireland.

“Thanks also to our Awards sponsors and platinum partners, Unite Students and UPP, for their valued support, and our media partner University Business, who support the awards with press and social media coverage.”

The Virtual CUBO Awards will take place on Thursday 3rd December as part of the CUBO Winter Festival, 30th November to 4th December 2020. Further details of this event coming soon”.

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