The student union at Bradford University has voted to ban two tabloid newspapers and a controversial pop song from the campus because of their objectification of women.

The Sun and the Daily Star will no longer be sold at University shops after the Union voted to support the No More Page Three Campaign.

The movement was started last summer in an attempt to force The Sun to remove images of topless models from its pages, and in recent months has gathered the backing of the Girl Guides and teaching unions.

Members of the union were inspired to back the campaign, which uses the line “because boobs aren’t news,” after visiting a conference called UK Feminista in the summer, and join a growing list of universities boycotting the papers A motion to ban the papers was raised at a meeting in October, and unanimously supported.

The Sun’s “News In Briefs” on page 3 features topless models, often teenagers, presenting their take on a story of the day.

The ban went into effect in the campus’s two shops, run in partnership between the student union and university commercial services, on Monday.

Steffy Bechelet, Women’s and Liberation officer at the Union, said: “We are an educational institution and we shouldn’t be stocking a newspaper that sells women as objects.

“This is purely about page 3. The ban will only last until they remove their page 3. The Sun is one of the most widespread papers in the country, so having a misogynistic image of a bare- breasted teenager in there isn’t an appropriate context.

“What kind of message is that sending to the students? It is archaic.”

The Union has said that any students concerned about the ban could raise a motion for it to be re-instated.

Miss Bechelet acknowledged the paper could easily be bought in the shops just outside the campus, but said it was important the university made a stand, adding: “A lot of college students use our campus and we can’t say it’s okay to objectify women in a news context.”

In response to the national campaign The Sun editor, David Dinsmore, has said: “I make The Sun for its readers, not for the No More Page 3 people, or the Twitterati or Guardian readers.”

At the same union meeting students also voted to ban the playing of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I from university radio stations, DJ sets and promotional videos.

The song has attracted controversy over its lyrics, with lines like “I know you want it.”

Thicke has claimed the song was written about his wife, who he has been with for 20 years, and was meant to “put people on the dance floor” rather than condone rape.

Miss Bechelet said: “It is about blurring the lines of consent, and that is not an acceptable message. This is the first song we have voted to ban.”