A new personal relationships policy is available and applies to all staff
The University values and relies on the professional integrity of the relationships that staff have with other staff, students and third parties involved in the University's business. Where a personal relationship overlaps with a professional one, staff need to be aware of what is expected of them.
The Personal Relationships Policy has been developed to provide greater transparency and accountability around consensual relationships in the workplace.
It aims to strike a balance between the right of an adult to enter into consensual relationships with the need to protect staff and students. Its purpose is:
- to provide clarity on the disclosure of personal relationships when they could lead to conflicts of interest
- to enable the correct procedure to be followed so that members of staff are not open to potential, perceived or actual impropriety, bias, abuse of authority, discrimination or favouritism