AUB student dies in Bournemouth Oxford Point halls
The student was a man in his 20s
A student who died in Bournemouth halls has been confirmed as a man in his 20s.
On Friday night, police and ambulance service were called to a “sudden death” at Oxford Point halls at 9pm.
The man was a student at Arts University Bournemouth. The university is offering support to staff and students affected by the death.
The Tab has reported that across the UK, 13 other university students have died since the start of term.
A Dorset Police spokesperson said the man died at the scene. There are no suspicious circumstances.
The coroner has been informed and an inquest will be held, at a date yet to be fixed. The man’s family have also been informed.
A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “We were called by the ambulance service at 9pm last night for an incident at Oxford Point.
“Police and ambulance attended, sadly there was a report of a sudden death which was confirmed at 9.07pm. The family and the coroner have both been notified.”
A spokesperson for Arts University Bournemouth said: “Sadly, we can confirm that one of our students was found deceased in their hall of residence on Friday December 4.
“Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with the student’s family and friends at this very sad time. The student’s family have been informed and we would ask that their privacy is respected, following this difficult news.
“AUB is working closely with Dorset Police and is continuing to offer wellbeing support to any members of staff and students affected.”
A spokesperson for Bournemouth University said: “We are aware of the sad reports of a student death and have offered support to all those involved.”
If you or someone you know has been affected by this story, please speak to someone or contact Samaritans on 116 123 at any time. You can also contact Anxiety UK on 03444 775 774, Mind on 0300 123 3393, and Calm (Campaign against living miserably, for men aged 15 to 35) on 0800 58 58 58.