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A student from The University of Sussex has died by suicide this weekend

The family of the student have been informed

Over the weekend a student from the University of Sussex has passed away, The Sussex Tab can confirm.

A spokesperson from the University confirmed the death in an email and said: "We are in close contact with the family of our student and we ask that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

When addressing the death in the email, the University spokesperson said: "Our thoughts are with our student’s family and friends at this extremely sad time.

"It is really important that students talk to someone if they have been affected by this and we encourage students to contact our Student Life Centre at the earliest opportunity if they need care or support."

The University of Sussex have not released any further details on the identity of year of the student, as they wish to ensure privacy for the family at this time.

If you or anyone you know needs someone to talk to, please contact:

University of Sussex Student Life Centre

Samaritans: / 116 123

Mind: / tel: 0300 123 3393 / text: 86463