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Welcome to the ideas platform. This is a place where you can submit an idea for change as well as voting and commenting on other students ideas. The more votes and comments a post gets the more likely it’ll be taken to the SUBU Summit or Student Member’ meeting where students will vote whether to adopt the idea as Union Policy. 



Your ideas can be about anything, from big structural changes to small amendments. They can call for change from within SUBU, BU or the wider community.  Your ideas can be action based such as asking the Union to lobby the university on a specific issue or ideological such as supporting a specific group. Prior to every meeting of the SUBU Summit and Student Members' meeting the SUBU Summit Chair goes through all your ideas and decides which ones should be developed into motions and taken to the meetings. Motions are discussed and debated and a final vote is then taken. If approved these motions then become Union Policy. You can find out more about Union Policy, as well as viewing the current list of live policies here.


When submitting your idea be sure to include the following information in the description:

1. What you think the problem is- this should include background information including facts, figures and research

2. What you think the solution is- this is the large scale changes that need to happen and the specific steps that you think need to be taken 

3. Which Full-Time Officer you think should lead on it

4. What other student groups you think should be involved in this work



Once you have submitted your idea one of the team will be in touch to invite you in to discuss your ideas!

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  • Last submission 02:31 on 06 May 2022
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    Sex Worker Policy

      Sex Worker Policy 1. Problem: Potential student sex workers at Bournemouth University who are opted-in at SUBU are not protected/supported. Neither SUBU nor BU have a policy in place to support student sex workers. 2. Solution: Create policy to support student sex workers through destigmatising sex work and making students aware of the safety measures that are in place. This should include no threat of disciplinary action due to the nature of their work, and for clear guidance of repercussions against others distributing a student’s content without consent. 3. What we want to achieve: • To ensure sex workers do not get discriminated against for their line of work. • Ensure there are financial advice for those involving themselves in sex work (as some students get involved in this line of work due to financial struggles). • Safety advice. Including – safety measures to ensure student sex workers are safe and are comfortable. • Support students who are being outed/bullied/trolled for their line of work. • Regardless of why someone got into sex work, sex workers of all backgrounds should be and have the right to be protected. • Lobby BU in the instance that a student is threatened with an academic offence due to their nature of work. • Clear guidance on the repercussions of distributing another’s content without permission. • Signpost students to organisations who can support them for topics such as sex worker advocacy and emotional support. • A document showcasing the reasonings for people going into sex work (Including disabilities) and why it should be equal to other job roles 4. Toluwa Atilade (SUVP Welfare & Community) 5. Women’s Campaign (Shannon McDavitt) and Student’s With Disabilities Campaign (Luci Phalp) 6. Toluwa Atilade (S5113219)
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