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Idea

Remove titles from student cards

by ANTONIA NITA 21 March 2018, 14:08

Category: Equalities

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I think gender specific titles make some students unconfortable and their practicality is questionable. I suggest we should remove gender specific titles (eg. Mr, Mrs, Ms etc.) from student cards, and include full first names. 

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    HARRIET PHILLIPS   wrote, 06-04-2018 - 08:24

    Post uni, in the 'real world' you are going to have to get used to using titles, university isnt somewhere you go to be cuddled and get offended at a 2 or 3 letter word. Lecturers have titles, whether mr/miss/prof/dr its something you just have to get over. No offense

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    LUCY CLARKE   wrote, 07-04-2018 - 16:27

    If it's not hurting people to get rid of the title, and it is hurting some people to have it, then what's the problem with getting rid of them? No issue here and will make trans and non-binary students feel more comfortable. Completely agree with this X

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    LOIS GILYEAD   wrote, 08-04-2018 - 01:31

    It would be at least good to have the option to have no title included, so if people want to have it included they can, and if it makes them uncomfortable they can choose to have no title on the student card.

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    HARRIET PHILLIPS   wrote, 09-04-2018 - 09:42

    I agree having an option to not have a title on your card, but remember, its just a card. I think people need to understand that university is (or should be) a professional environment, the use of titles will always be used in working environments and if this is your biggest worry or complaint about university, then I honestly envy you.

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    MATTHEW WINDER   wrote, 09-04-2018 - 09:46

    Why is NUS printed on the card? I do not want to be associated with the terrible organization, that is the National Union of Students. perhaps we should remove that?

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    JAMES MOSS   wrote, 09-04-2018 - 14:22

    Surely there’s bigger issues like the vice chancellors pay packet to be worried about, no?

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    LUKE THOMPSON   wrote, 09-04-2018 - 15:53

    Can we please stop with this purity war of victimhood it's really starting to get on my wick.

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    Adesewa Adebisi   wrote, 10-04-2018 - 11:11

    "Comfort is the enemy of progression".

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    HARRIET PHILLIPS   wrote, 16-04-2018 - 10:23

    @VP Education, What are your actual views on this?

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