22nd January 2018
The CUBO International Study Tour 2018 has just opened up for bookings, and I’m here to tell you why you should be there…
On my first day at Campuslife last April, I was told I’d be attending the 2017 CUBO Study Tour in London, Cambridge and Kent. All I knew was I’d be visiting a range of student accommodation and meeting people from all over the world who wanted to see what it was like to study in the UK. And that I’d eat like a King (well, David McKown was in charge…)
The tour was hardcore - in the best way possible. The insights fly at you so fast I had to empty my head onto paper at regular intervals and even now - more than 6 months later - we're still making changes to what we do at Campuslife as a result. I use the things I learnt on a daily basis.
I saw the whole spectrum of student accommodation - from the most basic up to a standard I had no idea even existed and everything in between - picking up the pros and cons of each from the people who run them day to day. I listened to people who are literally creating the future of student accommodation and learning from their trials along the way.
I spent time, and became friends with, some brilliant people from around the world. They all brought their own experiences and perspectives to the discussions we had, each asking questions that no-one else there had thought of. I learnt not only from this tour, but also from the tours everyone there had been to. I have kept in touch with many of them.
As well as it being the most insightful few days I can remember, it’d be remiss of me not to mention the incredible hospitality and entertainment that the Study Tour is famous for. I ate the best food I’ve ever had in my life, visited places like the Palace of Westminster and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, laughed so much my face hurt AND danced the salsa with David McKown…
So should you go? Absolutely. One of my favourite things about HE is that it’s so collaborative - we can’t get enough of sharing and learning from each other, all in the name of improving university life for students. This tour really captures that for me and I’d definitely recommend being part of it.
Here's a quick summary of the 2017 tour...