Here is Falmouth University’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: We do not have a written policy FD, TD, FP and FM but an informal one with ‘no fur use’ as a given. We do not condone the use of fur by our undergraduate students. There are many ethical alternatives that we will always direct the students towards should any of them show an interest in using fur. This is very rare and as far as we can ascertain there has only been one instance in the last 8 years when a student was interested in using fur and through tutorial advice the student decided to use an alternative. We deliver a thoughtful three year curriculum with a progressive view of fashion that does not involve the use of fur.
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
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: No never.
This university discourages the use of fur but has no written policy to support this.
Please urge the University to adopt a written fur free policy. Email: John Boddy, Head of Fashion Design, email@example.com