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Avalanche death: University "saddened by loss"

Hull University have said they are saddened by the loss of one of their students who died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands. 28-year-old Tom Chesters was a student at Hull University. He was working towards a PhD in medical engineering.

"“Tom was a fantastic colleague and friend with so much energy and enthusiasm for everything he did. He was a real asset to our research group and was making great progress with his PhD research into osteoporosis. He had a very promising career ahead of him. We will all miss him enormously.”

– Spokesman, Hull University

As you can no doubt imagine, this is a very difficult time for those staff and students who worked with and knew Tom. The University’s support services offer counselling and those staff and students who worked especially closely with Tom are being contacted directly.

At this very early stage following the incident, no arrangements have been made for any memorial services at the University, and we will be liaising with Tom’s family about how best to proceed."

– Spokesman, Hull University

Hull uni students - great employment prospects

Graduates from Hull University have some of the best employment prospects in the country, according to new research.

Nine out of ten are in work or have moved onto further education courses within six months of graduating.

Of those employed, more than 70 per cent are in graduate-level work, drawing an average salary of twenty two and a half thousand pounds.

The university said its success rate was due to its award-winning careers service, which helps students to plan their future and meet with graduate employers.