UCL Human Resources


Personal Relationships Policy

This policy sets out the expectations and obligations of UCL staff and students where personal relationships begin, or are already in existence


This policy seeks to protect students and staff from allegations of actual or perceived  conflicts of interest, and to limit circumstances where a position of power may be abused. In doing so it seeks to ensure a positive and supportive working environment  where all are treated fairly.

Contents include

  • Scope and purpose of the policy
  • Introduction    
  • Definitions    
  • Relationships with students or staff under the age of 18 or who are an “adult at risk”    
  • Relationships between staff and students    
  • Relationships between members of staff    
  • Inappropriate conduct by students and staff members    
  • Declaration of intimate or close personal relationships  
  • Breach of policy
  • Review of policy
  • Related procedure

Who should read this policy

  • All staff



Last updated: Monday, February 13, 2023