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"Student's bare arms 'dressed' to make outfit less revealing in university prospectus photo" Daily Mail
When student Ella Rose-Dove posed for a photograph to be used in her university’s prospectus, she assumed her pink top and striped shorts made for an entirely appropriate outfit to attract prospective pupils to the institution.
But she was bewildered when she later flicked through the publication and discovered her arms and legs had been covered up using computer software to make the image less revealing.
The French and English student was told by chiefs at the University of Southampton that the change had been made in deference to conservative cultural sensitivities of prospective students from abroad.
International pupils are a lucrative market for universities, particularly as the number of UK applicants has declined following the recent increase in top-up fees.
The institutions have an added incentive to recruit pupils from abroad as they pay 50 per cent more in fees than those from the UK.
Miss Rose-Dove, 21, from Maidstone, Kent, was ‘surprised’ to see the image had been altered. She said: ‘I was wearing a sleeveless top and shorts that finished just above the knee.
‘The image was changed to cover my shoulders and give me three-quarter-length trousers.