Third year Bristol University law student found dead

The university are encouraging those who need help to come forward


Bristol University today confirmed that one of its students was found dead last week on the evening of Friday 12th January.

The student in question was found away from Bristol and was in the middle of his third year reading law at the university. The Police have said they believe that the student took his own life, though it will be for the Coroner to determine this in due course.

In a statement, Mark Ames, Director of Student Services at the University of Bristol, said: "There were no suspicious circumstances and the Coroner will hold an inquest in due course. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends."

"It is immensely distressing for members of our University community to learn that one of our students has died."

"If students or staff are affected by this tragic news, we would encourage them to contact University support services as well as seek support from friends or family. Information about where to get help can be found on our website under staff and student pages."

"We will continue to work with our students, staff and with partners across the city including colleagues from public health and the NHS to enhance our services in response to the unprecedented rise in mental health difficulties amongst young people."

If you are experiencing any kind of mental health issue which you believe is causing you dangerous levels of stress – please, do not suffer alone. The help is ready and available for those who require it.

If you are experiencing mental health problems and wish to get help, a list of all the Bristol services open to students can be found here.

Samaritans have an invaluable helpline- 116 123- that is open 24/7. Their website can be found here. Nightline can also be contacted on 01179 266 266.

Whilst The Tab were informed of the student's identity, out of respect for his friends and family we have declined to name him here.