Members of our community will have seen the awful news that three people were killed and another three injured following a series of attacks in Nottingham early on Tuesday morning.

Those who died have been identified as two first year students at the University of Nottingham, Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, and Ian Coates, a caretaker who worked at the local Huntingdon Academy.

We offer our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who have died and to those who were injured. We are also thinking of colleagues at the University of Nottingham at this time, on this profound loss for their community.

We are not currently aware of anyone from our University community who has been directly affected, but please be aware of the support available if you have been affected by these events.

Support for students

Support is available for students through:

  • our Wellbeing Service within Student Support (call +44 (0)1225 383838 or request an appointment using our online form)
  • our Be Well - Talk Now service, which provides free, confidential advice and support by phone, video call or live chat from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. From within the UK, call 0808 196 8046. From outside the UK, please call +44 3 307771499
  • the SU (students’ union), which has an Advice and Support Centre
  • the Chaplaincy staff are available to talk with anyone who has been affected. Please email

Support for staff

Support is available for staff members through:

If you are a staff member who is concerned about a student who may have been affected, please call 01225 384321.