Here is University of Brighton’s response to our Freedom of Information request:
Q: Does your HE establishment have a policy on the use of fur?
A: No there is not a policy on the use of fur in place
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: Fur is not a feature or component of any of our courses and is not referred to in any of our course documentation
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
A: The fashion or related courses do not receive sponsorship or financial assistance from any fur companies and does not have any agreements in place with any elements of the fur trade
Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?
A: I can confirm that the Fashion course does not promote any of these companies, activities or opportunities or share them with our students. Nor has the course ever been approached to do so.
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: Stephen Dudderidge, Registrar & Secretary, S.Dudderidge@brighton.ac.uk