Here is Leeds Beckett 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 policy
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: Fur does not feature in any of our garments or courses. At Level 6, students are able to choose whichever materials they want for their final collections. However, we would actively discourage students from using fur
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
A: We do not receive any financial support from the fur industry, nor have we received any in the past
Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?
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: Dr Lisa Stansbie, Dean of School of Art, Architecture & Design, L.Stansbie@leedsbeckett.ac.uk Katie Lenton, Course Director BA Fashion, K.J.Lenton@leedsbeckett.ac.uk