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Student Prostitution Prompts Study

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16497813 £500,000 of lottery funding to find out how big the problem is and to help provide support. Comments on money well spent?

I note the stereotypical street worker picture used. If i were a student studying for my future i wouldnt be admitting to working in the sex industry in case it comes back to haunt me in the future, keeping it to myself would be far preferable. I wonder how they are going to get students to open up about it, anoynmously perhaps, which may or may not prove accurate and truthful.

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How do they come to the very precise total of £489,143.00? Why didn't they round it up to the cool £500k?

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I note the stereotypical street worker picture used. If i were a student studying for my future i wouldnt be admitting to working in the sex industry in case it comes back to haunt me in the future, keeping it to myself would be far preferable. I wonder how they are going to get students to open up about it, anoynmously perhaps, which may or may not prove accurate and truthful.

I fear that the stereotypical photo may well be appropriate here - can't see that these young girls can afford to be too open about their activities to their flat mates / colleagues. etc. i.e. likely to be more underground and thus more stereotypical.

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I fear that the stereotypical photo may well be appropriate here - can't see that these young girls can afford to be too open about their activities to their flat mates / colleagues. etc. i.e. likely to be more underground and thus more stereotypical.

Because a working student couldn't possibly do outcalls to the guy's place or a local hotel? or assuming she's halfway decent be able to afford to rent a place on her own? I know of at least one who has more Loutoubins alone than I have total pairs of footwear

On topic, half a million quid to research why 18 students feel that prostitution is their best option while the money that could have paid for their entire degree (tuition fees) is squandered on such a retarded "study"? You couldn't make this shit up

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The money is probably allowing several future Harriet Harpersons to write their masters theses on the evils of punters.

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Heard about this this morning on the radio, and the apparent increase in it..

Id like to know where though as Ive been unable to find any new girls lately in the whole south wales region that have actually been reliable!

I was in contact with a couple of uni students not on the purple site who said they'd meet for cash, however both have been complete wastes of time, with one not showing up to THREE meetings I tried to arrange, and the other just keeps going around in circles asking the same thing as the previous email, and wont give her phone number or agree to meet first somewhere public! So given up on her.

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I'd be happy to research students for half that amount ;)

From what I've read, a lot do it because it's not really any different from a normal Uni based one night stand and the bonus is you get paid for it. You might be sober at the time though which might not help!

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I'd be happy to research students for half that amount ;)

From what I've read, a lot do it because it's not really any different from a normal Uni based one night stand and the bonus is you get paid for it. You might be sober at the time though which might not help!

lol

I question why they want to spend such a large sum of money on this 'study'?Its quite obvious as to why some students might turn to prostitution esp with the current economic woes etc so it would probably be wise to invest the money elsewhere but oh no...spending money on a worthwhile cause that actually helps people....cant be doing that now can we!

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I Shouldn’t think a girl intelligent enough to go to university would be working on the street, more likely escorting from the internet earning more then any job thy are likely to get in the future

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The first wg I saw, >10 years ago, was a mature student and she knew of three others at the same uni who also did escort work. It may be on the increase due to the recession and increases in student loans but it's hardly a newsworthy item and the misuse of Lottery funds to the tune of £0.5m is in itself a scandal.

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The first wg I saw, >10 years ago, was a mature student and she knew of three others at the same uni who also did escort work. It may be on the increase due to the recession and increases in student loans but it's hardly a newsworthy item and the misuse of Lottery funds to the tune of £0.5m is in itself a scandal.

My niece is very open minded, and makes here views know, now one of her friends in uni, is escort on a part time basis, and has persquaded some of her class mates, on how easy it is to make a few £1000 in a week, and they straiht in

Now my niece is froma strong catholic family, and has no interest in doing escorting, but it does seem to be a big problem, as it looks to be easy money

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oh sweet jesus. slow news day ? /facepalm. lol. Profs/academics must be lining up for this intended research !

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My niece is very open minded, and makes here views know, now one of her friends in uni, is escort on a part time basis, and has persquaded some of her class mates, on how easy it is to make a few £1000 in a week, and they straiht in

Now my niece is froma strong catholic family, and has no interest in doing escorting, but it does seem to be a big problem, as it looks to be easy money

You sound surprised.

The only problem is that the young ladies in question feel that protitution is their only option to avoid a crippling financial millstone from being tied around their necks at such an early age, and the sad fact is that for the vast majority they're right.

In order to have (after tax/NI) the £9000 needed just to cover a year's tuition you need to earn just shy of £9800 a year, and that is just for a single year's tuition and doesn't include housing, bills, clothing or feeding yourself never mind getting around or any kind of social life.

At the national minimum wage (rate for 18-20 year olds) of £4.98/hr that's nearly 2000 (actual 1968) hours of work needed just to pay your year's fees, that's a full time job on top of your studies

Compare that to an hour of (in its bluntest terms) fucking a random stranger (which as willstewart points out is not exactly uncommon for uni students anyway) for £XX/hr (£XX being the money in your hand after parlour/agency/advertising cut)

As a baseline example; working for a £120/hr parlour in a major city with the house taking a third, at £80/hr you'd only need to work 112.5 hours over the year to cover your fees, anything on top of that goes towards all that other good stuff.

Yes the work has it's downsides, (hell for starters you run the risk of me dropping in on you for an hour or 2 :unsure:) but even then, If I were single, attractive, female and just now going to uni, looking at that kind of debt without the benefit of one of the few other ways of avoiding it, and I was offered this option you're damned right I would at least give it a try.

Spare a thought for those young ladies not blessed with both the looks and the stones to do this kind of work who along with the vast majority of the guys are looking at the prospect of a lifetime of debt.

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I think one of the problems came about when there was a huge increase in universities, some very questionable establishments were give uni status and lads and lasses were encouraged to find a course (any course) and attend. From many interviews with youngsters for jobs I became aware of two major things, one the course they attended was, in many cases, neither use nor ornament and the other was that they had enjoyed uni and all the social atmosphere etc, but it had been almost an academic holiday. One who got a bog standard 2.2 said the most difficult exams she had ever taken had been her 'A' Levels!

Having left school at 16 and studied by way of night school and correspondence courses for, eventually, two post grad professional qualifications, I rapidly came to the conclusion things had gone badly wrong. So, it was hardly a surprise to me when charges came into effect.

I am talking from a reasonably close understanding, because one of my children has a huge debt from uni attendance, and I am doing all I can to assist in it's repayment - but that still doesn't alter the fact there is massive wastage in what is happening today, and the sooner uni becomes a means to a chosen career and not a 3 year jolly without any idea of what to do at the end of it, so much the better, imho. :)

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Firstly: I wouldnt recommend it, Unless the girl is quite stable, strong character.

but.. cynical remarks coming up,...

The girls that use this line of work to pay through uni (and those who survive..) probably become quite good graduates and usable employees or even entrepreneurs.

The experience doenst have it's equal.

Learn how to handle a boss and a workenvironent ( parlour bosses? Agency recpetionists? Drivers... )

deal with office politics, competition (jealousy, backstabbing)

deal with customers at very close range, read a customer....

and finally, deal with self after bad experiences

Respect to those who manage...

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Firstly: I wouldnt recommend it, Unless the girl is quite stable, strong character. but.. cynical remarks coming up,... The girls that use this line of work to pay through uni (and those who survive..) probably become quite good graduates and usable employees or even entrepreneurs. The experience doenst have it's equal. Learn how to handle a boss and a workenvironent ( parlour bosses? Agency recpetionists? Drivers... ) deal with office politics, competition (jealousy, backstabbing) deal with customers at very close range, read a customer.... and finally, deal with self after bad experiences Respect to those who manage...

You make some good points. For me its still about how those involved in this study are going to locate students that are WGs or wanting to become WGs. Why would they risk coming forward in case it haunts them in the future, they might be studying law to become a solicitor for example. Telling no one or only those you trust seems the logical thing to do in my opinion. If the information is to be gathered anoynmously then how accurate would it be. I will be interested in hearing about how this study is conducted and its conclusions.

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Telling no one or only those you trust seems the logical thing to do in my opinion. If the information is to be gathered anoynmously then how accurate would it be. I will be interested in hearing about how this study is conducted and its conclusions.

I received a couple of those "Sexual Health" questionnaires when I was a student, clearly marked with a barcode. I threw them away. On both occasions I received chasing reminders because I'd not returned them.

I wonder how many WG's accurately completed the Census form last year when it asked:

Q: What is (was) the full title of your main job?

Q: Describe what you do (did) in your main job?

I can't see that they'd get much in the way of meaningful or accurate results in their survey.

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I can't see anything new being found out about the study. I'd prefer it to be spent on tackling trafficking of girls.

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You make some good points. For me its still about how those involved in this study are going to locate students that are WGs or wanting to become WGs. Why would they risk coming forward in case it haunts them in the future, they might be studying law to become a solicitor for example. Telling no one or only those you trust seems the logical thing to do in my opinion. If the information is to be gathered anoynmously then how accurate would it be. I will be interested in hearing about how this study is conducted and its conclusions.

Smith raises another good point: Stigma and Future employment.

There may be a small circle of ppl who acutally know that Miss Annie Innocent used Escorting to get through Uni.

Those ppl hold a permanent item of embarassing information on Annie.

A notable Escort once said: the fact that I do this, means that neither myself nor my kids can ever go into public office.

I also remember a (sob?)story from a lady of arabic origin: pimp threatens to tell my family unless I pay him 5000GBP by end of month..

The ex pimp (agent) who helped Annie, the current schoolmistress if your kids, to get through uni, that pimp may one day show up at the school gates and yield this information for gain.

If I rember well, the reason why registering WGs in the netherlands didnt work was because most of them wanted to avoid the stigma of having local council personnel knowing what they did for a living.

Tip to any girl who considers this work: Choose your agent or your webbie with care.

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Smith raises another good point: Stigma and Future employment.

There may be a small circle of ppl who acutally know that Miss Annie Innocent used Escorting to get through Uni.

Those ppl hold a permanent item of embarassing information on Annie.

A notable Escort once said: the fact that I do this, means that neither myself nor my kids can ever go into public office.

I also remember a (sob?)story from a lady of arabic origin: pimp threatens to tell my family unless I pay him 5000GBP by end of month..

The ex pimp (agent) who helped Annie, the current schoolmistress if your kids, to get through uni, that pimp may one day show up at the school gates and yield this information for gain.

If I rember well, the reason why registering WGs in the netherlands didnt work was because most of them wanted to avoid the stigma of having local council personnel knowing what they did for a living.

Tip to any girl who considers this work: Choose your agent or your webbie with care.

Given this why would these Students be willing to say if they are WGs or not openly, only doing so anoynmously makes sense to me, but if it were me i wouldnt tell anyone apart from friends i really believed i could trust, even then friends can fall out so you should be very careful who yu tell in my opinion.

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Given this why would these Students be willing to say if they are WGs or not openly, only doing so anoynmously makes sense to me, but if it were me i wouldnt tell anyone apart from friends i really believed i could trust, even then friends can fall out so you should be very careful who yu tell in my opinion.

my point was: no matter how well you try to keep it discreet, the agent, the driver and the web-master will often know the real-ID of the girl.

that knowledge is potentially risky to the girl given the "stigma" that comes with the job. At least one agent would ask the girls for some ID to check age, legal status in the UK, and make it clear (signed frorm even) that the girl was hired as an independent, and was responsible herself for NI and Tax issues.

So with most girls: Someone out there is in the know, and likely some record is kept.

That information is potentially harmful to the girl.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...-wales-16497813

£500,000 of lottery funding to find out how big the problem is and to help provide support.

Comments on money well spent?

They could compile a list and email it to me. Taxpayers money well spent.

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