Here is University of Hertfordshire’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 on using fur, however if students are using fur in their final collection, they use Faux fur
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 the courses that the University offers
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
A: The University does not receive any financial support or run any competitions sponsored by fur companies
Q: Does your HE establishment allow or facilitate the fur industry to promote design competitions, summer schools, sponsorships, internships, or scholarships?
A: The University does not allow or facilitate members of the fur industry to promote any of the above events
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: Tony Rosella, Principal Lecturer – Programme Leader for Fashion, firstname.lastname@example.org