It is with great sadness we have to announce that we have been informed of the death of Dominic Holmes, a first year Economics student at the University of Bath.
Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, today said:
“I am deeply sorry to hear of this terrible news.
“His family has reflected that Dominic was a lovely, kind, thoughtful person and a good and loyal friend, and he will be much missed by them and indeed all who knew him. They have our deepest sympathies at this most difficult of times. We will continue to do everything possible to help all those who knew Dominic and anyone affected by this news.
“There are a number of sources of support for students and staff who may be affected and I would urge them to get in touch with us so we can offer help and advice.”
The University has a wide range of support available for those who have been affected.
University of Bath Student Support:
Wellbeing Advisors are available to help at our Student Services Centre on campus, or students can call 01225 383838 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to talk via phone or video call if they prefer.
A confidential service Be Well – Talk Now is also available, which gives immediate advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Students are able to contact a trained adviser by phone, video call or live chat from anywhere in the world.
Our University Security team is available 24/7 and can be called for urgent support on 01225 383999.
The University also provides a free and confidential counselling service Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for staff. Staff can self-refer by ringing 01225 825960 or 01225 824484.
If staff are concerned about a student’s welfare, please call ext 4321 to speak to Student Services.
External sources of support are also available, including The Samaritans, who can be contacted on 116 123.