CUBO International Study Tour & Summer Conference

CUBO are pleased to announce that a 2nd CUBO International Study Tour will take place in June 2016, linking with the CUBO summer conference in Sussex.

The Study tour invites delegates from university accommodation and catering services from across the globe to take part in a tour of UK universities and join us for the CUBO annual summer conference.

The five-day tour programme offers delegates the opportunity to visit a range of university accommodation and catering facilities in London, Oxford and Sussex. Each visit will enable delegates to see facilities first hand and discuss service provision with the relevant institutions. During the visit to King’s College, London, delegates will experience a King’s open day and tour their CUBO Award winning residential offering. In Oxford delegates will have the opportunity to tour both the traditional and modern facilities of this world-class institution.

There will be chance to hear from a number of professionals within the UK HE sector about future expectations, how we might adapt to changing technology and respond to the ever-changing needs of the students of tomorrow.

Dinner on Sunday will be at Jamie Oliver’s fifteen restaurant. A highly regarded UK chef and brand name, Jamie’s fifteen is a non-profit restaurant that gives unemployed young people the chance to train in the restaurant, offering a chance to have a better future.

A visit to the famous Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and a meal at the Cafe Spice Namaste are also included as part of the experience.

The study tour concludes on Wednesday when delegates will join the CUBO Summer Conference at the University of Sussex.  With the theme ‘Tomorrow’s World’ the conference will look at how we can engage in shaping the future of student experience. The conference will explore a number of topics including health and fitness, food sustainability and living better. Alongside side a packed agenda hearing from a range of professionals and engaging in workshops, tour delegates will also have the opportunity to network with CUBO members during refreshment breaks and at our social events.

On the final evening of the conference, tour delegates will attend the grand gala dinner incorporating the CUBO Awards. The CUBO Awards provide a unique opportunity to learn from the best the UK HE sector has to offer. The ceremony will showcase work from shortlisted institutions in the areas of housing, catering, sport and marketing amongst other categories, and celebrate the winners as voted for by the CUBO membership.

Booking for this Study Tour is currently open. In order for delegates to get the most out of the visit, there are a limited number of places available. To find out more and to book your place please contact:

Lynn Kenny
+44(0)114 222 8983

Study Tour Itinerary

Saturday 11 June

Check into accommodation at Great Dover Street apartments at King’s College London.

Lunch and welcome

Presentation: About CUBO

Tour of King’s College Strand Campus.

Presentation: “Residence Life” Paloma Lisboa, Head of Residences, King’s College. Tour of Guy’s Campus and an opportunity to experience an open day that promotes King’s College and the accommodation facilities on campus. 

Evening Social: Dinner at local restaurant.

Sunday 12 June

Presentation: Back to the Future: A visionary look at life for university students in 2025 and beyond. Presented by Studentcom Campuslife


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: A unique London experience with an opportunity to enjoy ‘A Midsummers Night Dream’ in a setting similar to the one an audience in the early 1600’s would probably recognise.

Free time to explore the South Bank, Southwark or surrounding areas before dinner. Dinner: Jamie Oliver’s fifteen

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen is a restaurant group that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future. Dinner includes a short presentation from one of the team.  

Monday 13 June

Urbanest Building at Westminster Bridge – unique accommodation offer in central London.

Presentation: Residential Life in the UK


Presentation: Kevin Williamson, University Partnership Manager at UNITE Students presents on “Meeting the Accommodation Needs of Students in London and Beyond”

Tour of UNITE Accommodation, a range of first class facilities within London.

Dinner at Cafe Spice Namaste hosted by Cyrus Todiwala OBE. Cyrus Todiwala is a regular presenter on the BBC and his award winning cuisine celebrates many cultures.  

Tuesday 14 June

Visit to Oxford – an exciting opportunity to experience both traditional and more modern facilities offered to students at a world class institution. 

Christ Church, Oxford – Catering for students at the Christ Church.

Lunch in the Dinning Room. 

Said Business School

Presentation:  The Said Business School and conference business by Martin Garside. This world-renowned business school boasts Harvard style facilities.

Tour of the Said Business School.

Depart for the University of Sussex to join the CUBO Summer Conference for 3 nights. Evening: Meal at the University of Sussex.  

Wednesday 15 June

Tour of the University of Sussex

Presentation from Paul Knight, Commercial and Retail Manager, Estates and Facilities Directorate, University of Sussex.



CUBO Summer Conference programme ‘Tomorrow’s Word’. 

Themes include:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Food Sustainability
  • Living Better – Food for tomorrow
  • What can we expect from the future?

Speakers will learn about the above through a series of workshops exploring the different avenues in which our universities will develop as we progress into the 21st Century.

The conference also features a vibrant trade exhibition with over 50 exhibitors. Evening: Social Event “All the Fun of the Fair.”  

Thursday 16 June

Attend CUBO Conference – a full day of inspiring presentations and workshops.

Evening: Gala Dinner and CUBO Awards (Dress code is black tie/evening wear.)  

Friday 17 June

Attend CUBO Conference.


The event concludes and delegates depart.

With thanks to the CUBO International Study Tour sponsors:


Unite Students

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