Matthew, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, tragically passed away on 8 July following a cycling accident.
Dr Richard James, Head of Department of Physics, said, “Matthew was working with Dr Steve Andrews as a student in the Condensed Matter Physics CDT run jointly with colleagues in Bristol.
“He was an exemplary student, having finished top of his class at Cardiff University. He was making excellent progress on his PhD and would have no doubt produced a fine thesis, one of which both he and the University could be proud. He was a keen and talented cyclist and loved cycling for Bath Cycling Club. He will be greatly missed by his friends at both the University of Bath and the University of Bristol.”
We know that Matthew’s death will affect fellow students, friends and staff and a range of 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.
- the Chaplaincy staff are happy to talk with anyone who has been affected, in total confidence. Please email email@example.com or Nigel Rawlinson.
- Cruse Bereavement Care offers free confidential support by telephone or email.