23rd August 2001

 

BURSARS DEBATE GIVEN A CARIBBEAN TWIST

 

An expert in school bursars and school business managers is to fly from Lincoln to Jamaica to help spread her expertise across the globe.

 

Liz Wood, who leads research into school bursars at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, has been asked to address the Caribbean Bursars’ Conference in Kingston, Jamaica in November.

 

The conference will attract delegates from public and private schools and colleges across the Caribbean region, and the invite is a reflection of the high regard in which the university is held in the area of school business managers.

 

“We‘re at the leading edge when it comes to school bursars and school business managers,” said Mrs Wood, who is Director of the School Business Management Unit in the university’s International Institute for Educational Leadership.

 

“I got an email out of the blue from Jamaica which came as a result of the book which we published on school bursars two years ago. We’ve got an international reputation in this area, and it was quite a compliment to be asked to speak.”

 

‘From Bursar to School Business Manager’ was written by Liz Wood and fellow  academics Fergus O’Sullivan and Prof Angela Thody and published in 1999. “It’s already on its second reprint and selling very well all around the world,” said Mrs Wood.

 

Mrs Wood will talk to conference delegates about developing both the role of the school business manager and codes of practice for school bursars.

 

The International Institute for Educational Leadership is also in discussion with Melbourne University with a view to running the MBA for Bursars in Melbourne.

 

 

MBA: Master of Business Administration. The MBA for bursars was launched at ULH in 1996.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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