Academics told not to embark on relationships with students

University academics in the United Kingdom have been told not to enter into personal relationships with students as part of new efforts to crack down on sexual misconduct on campuses, writes Will Hazell for iNews.

One vice-chancellor told i that staff sexual misconduct was happening at every university in the UK, with students often subject to “insidious” and “manipulative” behaviour.

The new guidance from Universities UK advises institutions to “strongly discourage personal relationships between staff and students”. Where relationships do happen, it says staff would “declare this and be removed from all responsibilities which could mean a conflict of interest”.
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