Here is University of Bedforshire’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: The University does not have a policy specifically 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: No. Student collections in the School of Art & Design have not used fur for at least the past 6 years
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?
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:Dr Hedley Roberts, Head of School of Art and Design, firstname.lastname@example.org. and Beverly Bothwell, Course Leader, Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design & Communication