The University is saddened to announce the death of Vanessa Clarke

The University is saddened to announce the death of Vanessa Clarke, a third year Computer Science with Business undergraduate student.

Vanessa‘s family has been informed and the Coroner’s Office is now investigating the circumstances of her death.

Police are treating Vanessa’s death as a tragic accident and inquiries are continuing.

The University wishes to express its deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

We recognise the impact this will have on students and staff who knew Vanessa and are offering a range of support.

If you are a student, counselling support is available by emailing the Student Health & Wellbeing Team at

If you are a member of staff, counselling support is available from the Staff Counselling Service.

The Chaplaincy is happy to talk with anyone who has been affected, in total confidence. You can email or, and they operate an open door policy for people to pop in, Monday to Friday from 10.00 until at least 5.00pm.

For information about bereavement and loss visit:
Coping with sudden death leaflet
Mindmatters bereavement & loss web pages

More information is available at:
Counselling and the Student Health & Wellbeing Team
Mindmatters website

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