Conflicts of interest

All University staff and students are required to recognise and disclose activities that might give rise to conflicts of interest or the perception of conflicts and to ensure that such conflicts are seen to be properly managed or avoided.

A conflict of interest arises where the commitments and obligations owed by an individual member of staff or student to the University or to other bodies, for example a funding body, are likely to be compromised, or may appear to be compromised.


The University’s Statement of Policy and Procedures of Disclosure of Interest provides guidance on managing conflicts of interest.


The following external resources offer training on conflict of interests:



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