Here is Birmingham City University’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: BCU does not have a policy on the use of fur
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: The use of real fur does not feature as a set project in any courses, most notably the design courses. The topic of fur will arise more generally in lectures or individual self-directed student projects in the context of industry ethics.
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
A: No financial support is received from the fur industry
Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?
This university has no clear stance on the use of fur.
Real fur is cruel and unnecessary. Please urge the University to adopt a fur free policy. Email: Sheila Griffiths, Programme Director: Fashion Undergraduate Programmes Senior Lecturer, firstname.lastname@example.org