Staff-student relationships

Staff-student relationships

Download the Good Practice Scheme recommendations on staff-student relationships [pdf / word]

Staff-student relationships carry with them an enormous potential for abusive or coercive behaviour, due to the inherent power difference. There’s a good introduction to these issues here.

Sample policies, reflections and other resources

Most universities in the UK strongly discourage these relationships and require that they be reported so that conflicts of interest can be avoided. Recently some have begun to go further, and forbid such relationships.

GPS main page /  Guidance & Resources page

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