Here is University of Huddersfield’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 relating to the use of fur and /or funding from the fur industry
Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?
A: Real fur does not feature in our courses and no course documents refer to fur.
Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?
A: Neither the University or Department receive any financial (or other) support 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: We do not facilitate members of the fur industry to promote any of the events or organisations mentioned
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: Debbie Moorhouse, Course Leader of Fashion Design, D.Moorhouse@hud.ac.uk