Oxford University intends to ban teachers and students from dating

2020-12-29 「 1020 words / 2 minute 」
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Student-don relationship ban
Oxford University is considering banning romantic and sexual contact between academics and students.
The proposed shake-up would see the institution become only the second top UK university to outlaw such relationships.
Any don found flouting the policy, which would apply to any academic directly teaching or supervising a student, could face sanctions, ranging from a formal warning to dismissal.
There are fears that an unofficial acceptance of romantic liaisons between staff and students puts women at risk of harassment. There are also concerns that students' grades could suffer if they complain.
Earlier this year, University College London became the first Russell Group university to introduce a ban on romantic and sexual relationships between lecturers and their students.