13th May 1999





The National Bursars Association and the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside have agreed to work together to raise the profile of school bursars in the UK.


An instrument of alliance was signed by John Hunter, chairman of the NBA, and Professor Roger King, vice chancellor of ULH, at a ceremony in Westminster attended by the schools minister Charles Clarke MP.


Mr Clarke also presented certificates of licentiateship to the first six graduates of a new national registration scheme for bursars which has been developed by the NBA in association with the university.


The ceremony took place in the chapel of the Greycoat Hospital School, Westminster, on Tuesday 11th May.


“The idea of a registration scheme is first class,” Mr Clarke told the audience at the ceremony. “We see the scheme as a vehicle for raising standards and we believe that it should run right across the whole of the school system.


“Bursars are professional experts, and the partnership you have with the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is very important,” he added. “I congratulate you all on a very good initiative.”


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cap 1                John Hunter (left) and Professor Roger King sign the instrument of alliance in the presence of Charles Clarke MP


cap 2                Pictured with Charles Clarke MP (back row, centre) are (back row, left to right) David Wheen, Jane Whyman, Jennifer Parkes, Frances Sadler, (front row, left to right) Marjorie Houghton (a former chairman of the NBA who received a fellowship certificate), Ann Parry and Jackie Wardle


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042