Student found dead in university dormitory

The death of the man in his 20s was described as ‘sudden’ (Image: BPM Media)

The body of a young man was discovered in a university dormitory this week.

The student, in his 20s, was found dead around 1:20pm on Wednesday at the student accommodation at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Phoenix Court, Bristol.

Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious, but they are still investigating what happened.

It remains unclear how he died but the tragedy was described as ‘sudden’.

UWE said: ‘We extend our deepest condolences to family and friends at this very difficult time.

‘Full university support services available
for our student community and members of staff.

‘We encourage affected students or staff to access these
or call Samaritans for assistance as soon as possible. ‘

The tragedy happened at UWE’s Phoenix Courthouse, owned by Unite Students (Image: BPM Media)
Police are not treating the death as suspicious but they are still investigating (Image: BPM Media)

The Phoenix Courthouse, which seats 277, is run by Unite Students, a student accommodation company that builds dormitories across the country.

A spokesperson for the business said: ‘Our thoughts and sympathies are
with the family and friends of this student at this difficult time.

‘We have supported Avon and Somerset Police with their inquiries,
also works closely with the University of the West of England. ‘

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Huynh Nguyen

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