Tutors to face love questions

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STAFF AT a university may be asked to declare any romantic interests with students or colleagues in a new "love book".

Managers at the University of Bradford said that the idea was intended to eliminate allegations of favouritism about students having affairs with tutors. Staff turned down for promotion would also be able to see if there were intimate relationships between bosses and workers.

The proposed policy of declaring "any relationship where there might be potential conflicts of interest" is contained in a consultation document.

The Association of University Teachers said it invaded members' privacy. A spokesman said: "We already have a code covering staff-student relationships."