Teesside University has paid tribute to their student Matthew Jordan, whose body was found in Lake Windermere on April 15.
It says whole university community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of the school of social sciences & law student, who went missing on March 27.
Dr Mark Simpson, Dean of the School of Social Sciences & Law, said:
"Matthew came to us from sixth form having made a firm decision to study criminology, as his ambition was to be a member of the police force.
"He was well liked and was described by tutors as being extremely mature in his approach and popular in the group.
"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time and we want to extend that support to students and the wider university community."
Cumbria Police confirmed a body recovered from Windermere is that of missing Matthew Jordan, 20, from Teesside, who disappeared in March.
The student from Teesside hasn't been seen since last Thursday, when he went out with friends in the Lake District.
The family of missing Matthew Jordan from Middlesbrough have appealed for the public's help as police search for him.