A Bristol Uni third year student has died

The medical student died on Sunday

A Bristol Uni third year student has died, the university has confirmed.

Matthew Ward, a medicine student, passed away on placement in Swindon.

Ward passed away on Sunday, and his family and friends have been made aware of the sad news.

The circumstances of his death are unknown.

A University of Bristol spokesperson said: “We are very sorry to confirm that Matthew Ward, one of our third-year undergraduate medical students who was on placement in Swindon, sadly died on Sunday evening.

“This news is extremely upsetting, and our thoughts are with Matthew’s family and friends. We would ask that his family’s privacy is respected at this difficult time.

“We have contacted fellow medical students and are reminding members of the University community that they can request support should they need it by contacting our Wellbeing Team.”

If you are experiencing any mental health issues or high levels of stress, help is readily available for those that need it.

A list of wellbeing services available to Bristol students can be found here, as well as the Samaritans’ helpline.