Bowland College Tutor’s Handbook 2007/08
• Assistance with Pre-School Centre costs
Students with children needing to use the Pre-School Centre may be
able to get partial or even complete subsidy from the University.
Application forms are available at the Pre-School Centre, where the
application procedure will be explained. The amount of support in
each case depends upon the income of the student (and partner).
• Tax Avoidance
Students do not need to pay any income tax on the interest they earn
on money in credit at banks or building societies. Normally tax is
removed automatically before any interest is received. Provided that
the student's total income (excluding student grant and student loan)
is less than £5225 in the year from 5 April 2007, students have the
right to receive all the interest without any tax having been deducted.
There are additional allowances for spouses, children and other
To achieve this, students must complete Inland Revenue form R85
(which is available from banks, post offices and the Inland Revenue)
and send it to their bank or building society. The tax saving will boost
income from interest on credit balances by at least 25%.
• Vacation Travel Grants
Applications may be made by undergraduate members of Bowland
College for travel grants to undertake trips in the Easter and summer
vacations. Awards are made for voluntary activities undertaken in the
U.K. or abroad that will benefit a student's academic studies. This
might involve attending a course or conference, an academic project,
a study visit or an expedition. The College cannot support compulsory
elements in a degree scheme (e.g. a year abroad, a field course etc.)
that are the responsibility of an academic department. The awards
are usually between £50 and £150. A condition of all awards is that a
written report of at least 1000 words is submitted to the College Office
after the project has been completed.
Application forms can he obtained from the College Office and should
be returned by the end of February for Easter vacation awards or by
the end of Lent term for Summer vacation awards.
• Willcock Scholarships
When Professor Willcock left the University in 1980, he had been
Principal of Bowland College for 14 years. In recognition of the
outstanding service he had given to the College, a scholarship fund
was established with the objective of making funds available to
students who would have difficulty achieving their full academic
potential because of financial hardship. Applications for the fund must
be made before the end of Lent term. Up to £1000 may be available
for awards in any year. Forms and further details about the qualifying
criteria are available from the College Office.
• Lancashire-Cumbria Scholarships
The Bowland Trust Fund has made available two scholarships of
£500 each for mature undergraduate students from the counties of
Lancashire and Cumbria. Applicants must be over 21 years, normally
resident in either of the counties, and must be members or have
requested membership of Bowland College.
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