Birmingham City University

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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?

A: No

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, sheila.griffiths@bcu.ac.uk