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?
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org