Here is Bucks New University’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: There is currently no such policy in place
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: Real fur has not been used on the fashion design course at Bucks New University. Faux fur tend to be used as an alternative.
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive 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: Currently none of the above
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: Jane Bowler, Senior Lecturer – Fashion Design, firstname.lastname@example.org