We are asking for help to locate two of our students and are very concerned for their whereabouts.

Following the launch of public appeals from Avon & Somerset Police to locate missing students Alec Unsgaard and Martin Bowers, Dr Cassie Wilson, Vice-President for Student Experience, said:

“We are extremely concerned for both Alec and Martin’s wellbeing.

“As the police have said the two searches are being treated separately and are not thought to be linked. We are doing everything possible to help the police and ask that anyone in our community with any information comes forward as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone who sees Alec or Martin or has any information about their whereabouts should call 999 immediately. If your call is regarding Alec, please give the call handler the reference number 5220214460. If it's regarding Martin, please give them the reference 5220215058.

If you have been affected by these events, support is available:

If you are a student, Wellbeing Support is available every day of the year by phone on 01225383838, video or by emailing. Help is also available from The SU’s Advice and Support Centre.

If you are a member of staff, free and confidential counselling support is available from the University’s Employee Assistance Programme and / or the Education Support Partnership (which operates a 24/7 service. Contact details are available from Staff Counselling Service.