Weatherston forces varsity policy change

Clayton Weatherston stands in dock at the start of his trial for the murder of Dunedin Woman Sophie Elliott in the Christchurch High Court. File Photo / APN
Clayton Weatherston stands in dock at the start of his trial for the murder of Dunedin Woman Sophie Elliott in the Christchurch High Court. File Photo / APN

Otago University has issued a new policy for staff-student relationships in the wake of Clayton Weatherston's murder of Sophie Elliott.

The University now 'strongly discourages' staff entering into intimate personal relationships with students, particularly a student for whom they have responsibility.

The standards were released today by the university's Ethical Behaviour Committee after a revised version of the policy was sent out for consultation in November last year.

Weatherston is serving a life sentence for the murder of his former girlfriend in 2008.

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