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The OfS is consulting on proposals that aim to tackle sexual misconduct on campus

This morning sees the arrival of the latest Office for Students consultation, this time on the introduction of a condition of registration relating to harassment and sexual misconduct on campus. Let’s take a look at the main recommendations—which will almost certainly come to fruition, if previous consultations are anything to go by.

The OfS press release focuses on proposals that would require universities and colleges to keep a register of personal relationships between students and “relevant” staff—that is, staff members who have some form of educational relationship with the student too. This is one of two proposals on the table relating to staff-student relationships, with the alternative being an outright ban.

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