students named Lejuene awarded RIBA Part 3 in architecture

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Dear Bath Spa University,

Do you have a document to confirm exams passed by this student with the surname Lejeune?

"Bath Spa University
RIBA Part 3 (Professional qualification), Architecture
2002 – 2002
Including law and business and project management"

regards,

John Robertson

Dear Bath Spa University,

Is this information available?

regards,

John Robertson

Kevin Wright, Bath Spa University

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On 12 November 2013 18:40, John Robertson
<[2][FOI #184692 email]> wrote:

Dear Bath Spa University,

Do you have a document to confirm exams passed by this student with the
surname Lejeune?

"Bath Spa University
RIBA Part 3 (Professional qualification), Architecture
2002 – 2002
Including law and business and project management"

regards,

John Robertson

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I can confirm that the University has had no registered student by the name of Lejeune for at least the last fifteen years. To ensure that no variant spelling has been used, I can further confirm that in this period we have had no student with a surname beginning ‘Lej’ nor ‘Le J’"

I am not aware of any course run by this University since 2001 that has been accredited by RIBA.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.
Regards
Christopher Ellicott
Registrar & Director of Student Services
Bath Spa University
T: +44 (0)1225 875679 M: +44 (0)7855 437918
http://bathspa.ac.uk
Newton Park, Bath, BA2 9BN

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This shows as an annotation because the registrar preferred to reply to a private email address, and the reply is copied here. The reason for making it public is not that fibbing on a CV is the end of the world, but that an organisation called Ethical Fashion Forum can put some quite controversial points of view that co-incide with its PR agency backers and their clients, but are not expert views or a consensus among those who work in Europe's remaining clothing and footwear industries, nor from those from other democratic welfare states, nor from other niche clothing industries such as organic, vegan, and fairtrade.

Ethical Fashion Forum appeared by surprise at London Fashion Week in 2005 with a back-story of being founded by a number of niche clothing dealers. Its co-director is from a PR agency called Futerra Sustainability Communications which was a major supplier to the BBC, Defra, and Dfid. Exibitions of Ethical Fashion Forum members' work was shown at the Crafts Council, the BBC published a magazine called Ethical Threads, and the V&A ran an exibition still highly featured on its web site. A Northen Ireland exam board sets questions on the new subject of "Ethical Fashion".

Futerra's overseas clients may be public, but are not easily google-able. One of Futerra's other projects states that there was no mass production of clothing until clothes were made in "the developing world where labour costs are lower", and that up until the 1950s in the UK "everyday folk .... make .... their own clothes".

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Our timeline explores the relationship between ethics and fashion.
1950s: Fashion for the elite

Couture is king, and the burgeoning industry caters for the social elite by producing unique and luxury items. Everyday folk follow fashion by making their own clothes.
1960s - 1970s: Fashion for the people

With the advent of mass production, fashion suddenly becomes accessible to the public. Fashion houses and retailers set up production overseas to the developing world where labour costs are lower.

This annotation is part of some work to check the back-story. If you google planB4fashion you might find more on the same theme, or, from the other angle, if you google Ethical Fashion Forum.

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http://www.futerra.co.uk/ -
Clients are listed on the front page of their site.

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http://www.theguardian.com/money/2006/ma...

The Guardian reported Ethical Fashion Forum as it presents itself - a "grass roots" organisation. It did not report the confabulation of consultants with the help of a project manager from a taxpayer-funded group called Centre for Sustainable Fashion, based in the building where the first Ethical Fashion Forum meetings were held. How these consultants were put-together like members of the Monkees into a TV band is still not public as far as can be googled, but the list of names and an example of a consultant shot to fame are here:

https://www.facebook.com/planB4fashion/p...

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