"Family relationship" means a relationship with a relative, a person in the same household or a cultural family relationship."Head" means the Head of an organisation unit, for example Head of School, Dean, Director , Associate Director or staff member responsible for the performance or management of an employee.
However, the potential for conflict, or perceived conflict, between personal/family relationships and work responsibilities may arise.
5.7 If for any reason the Head, Chair or Supervisor does not find it possible to avoid altogether the involvement of people in the close personal relationship, the Head's next-in-line manager must formally approve the arrangement proposed by the Head before it is implemented. cross-marking or co-supervision of the student's work, must be formally approved by the Head of School prior to implementation.
5.8 If a staff member or committee member is found to be in a personal relationship and the potential conflict of interest has not been disclosed, any decision taken in relation to the student and any potentially affected students will be reviewed by the relevant Chair, or Head and may render the process null and void, or may be amended by the Chair or Head.
Activities that are incompatible with this policy include, the involvement of a staff member in the admission, supervision, assessment or examination of a student with whom they have, or have had, a close personal or financial relationship, or, with whom they have or have had a sexual relationship, the supervision of a student or another member of staff by a staff member with whom they have or have had a sexual relationship.
The employment of individuals in a close personal relationship may cause conflicts of interest or perceived conflicts of interest.