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    Gender Neutral Toilets on All Campuses

      The Students' Union should put pressure on the university to provide gender-neutral toilets across all campuses, these should be specific all-gender facilities, not all-gender signs on accessible toilets, and these facilities should be easily signposted. Gender-neutral toilets are important as they give individuals who do not feel comfortable using single-gender facilities a safe environment. This is especially important to the trans & non-binary students & staff at BCU, who face regular barriers to feeling included on campus.
    Sage Devereux
    9:52am on 22 Jan 22 As a nonbinary person this is so important to me. With students like me being signposted to the accessible toilets it makes me feel like I am using a toilet that someone needs more than me, especially if there isn’t another one nearby. gender-neutral toilets that aren’t just disabled toilets with an added sign are so important. Especially when there are posters asking students not to use those accessible toilets if they don’t have accessibility needs.
    Tee Wilson-Radcliffe
    9:50pm on 22 Jan 22 The toilets in the conservatoire section of millenium point were perfect, no gender split at all, and complete privacy in each stall. With the move to perry barr, then bourneville and eventually digbeth, the gender neutral toilets or lack thereof have not been the highest priority, but as a nonbinary student, they are incredibly important to me feeling safe and respected within university grounds, this needs to be addressed
    Grace Reynolds
    3:02pm on 27 Jan 22 This Idea has passed the 16 vote threshold and will now be discussed with the officer team at BCUSU
    Erin Dawson
    3:50pm on 24 Feb 22 As a Horology Student in the School of Jewellery, and founder and president of the BCU Horological Society, I cannot express in words my desire to see measures such as these implemented in our school. I am aware that such measures, or similar, have already been implemented in other areas of the University, however I have yet to see any news on plans to introduce ideas such of these to my place of study. I know for a fact, that I, and others, would most appreciate this courtesy being extended to our school, and support it wholeheartedly, not only to improve our time studying at BCU, but to improve the quality of life of students that would be negatively affected were these measures not introduced. In short, I, and several others, unequivocally support the motion suggested, and would move Heaven and Earth to the best of my ability to see them implemented.

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