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Here is University of Manchester’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 but where research projects have proposed the use of fur it has been turned down

Q: Does real fur feature in any of your fashion or design courses, and if so, in what way?

A:  No

Q: What financial support, including sponsored competitions do you receive from the fur industry?

A:  The response to this request was answered by our School of Materials and they have stated that there is no support that they are aware of 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: No


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: