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Universities may need to keep list of staff-student relationships

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OfS outlines proposals that would require personal relationships between staff and students to be disclosed

Universities and colleges in England would be required to keep a register of personal relationships between students and staff under proposals announced by the Office for Students.

An OfS consultation on the introduction of a condition of registration relating to harassment and sexual misconduct, launched on 23 February, includes plans that would mean any student relationship with a staff member with whom they also have an educational relationship would need to be declared. Any employee failing to do so would be liable for dismissal. 

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