Reporter 443, 22 November 1999



The Joan Balchin Memorial Fund was established in 1986 with monies subscribed to commemorate the life and work of Joan Margaret Balchin (1942 - 1985) who graduated in Mathematics from the University of Leicester and who held administrative posts in the Universities of Exeter and Leeds, culminating in promotion to the position of Senior Assistant Registrar in the University of Leeds.

1. The fund shall be administered by a committee consisting of a Pro-Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar and the Director of Finance of the University or their nominees, together with a representative member of Joan Balchin's family.

2. The object of the fund shall be to further the education and training of university administrators with particular emphasis on assisting their travel expenses in achieving this aim. The education and training may be within the United Kingdom or overseas.

3. The income from the fund and such part of the capital as may be determined from time to time shall be allocated as one award or as more than one award each year by the Senate on the recommendation of the committee. In the event of any income not being allocated, or being allocated and not being taken up within the terms of clause 8, such income shall be accumulated and shall be available in subsequent years.

4. The awards shall be open to all United Kingdom university administrators who are eligible for membership of the Association of University Administrators.

5. The availability of awards shall be advertised annually in the first term of the session as may seem appropriate to the committee. Applications must reach the Registrar of the University by 31 March in the following year. In the event of an application being received after 31 March in any year, the committee shall have a discretion as to whether or not to consider it.

6. Applicants must submit details of their proposals indicating how their education and training will be developed and should include details of their proposed travel arrangements. Awards from any other source or applications pending should also be listed.

7. The value of each award will be determined by the committee in the light of the plans of each successful candidate and of any other financial assistance that may be available.

8. The awards must be taken up and a brief report submitted to the committee within eighteen months from the date the decision is communicated to a recipient.



Valerie J Lomas

Student Office

University of Leeds

Tel: 0113 2334086


20 November 1998