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Death of Bristol University student is 'not suspicious'

Alex Elsmore's death is not being treated as suspicious. Credit: Family

A fourth year engineering student has died at Bristol University.

Police say Alex Elsmore's death on Saturday 28 April is not being treated as suspicious. The University is offering support to staff and students.

An inquest will be held at a later date.

10 students at Bristol University and the University of the West of England have taken their lives in the past 18 months.


James Blunt honoured at former university

James Blunt is congratulated by Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor of the University. Credit: University of Bristol

Singer and songwriter James Blunt has returned to his former university to collect an honorary degree recognising his contribution to music.

The musician was awarded a Doctor of Music honorary degree by the University of Bristol, where he was a student from 1992 to 1996.

James Blunt giving a speech after receiving his honorary degree. Credit: University of Bristol

The pop star had some heart-felt words to say about his time in Bristol.

The reason I’ve accepted this is to say thank you so much to a university where I had the best four years of my life. If I could turn back the clock to any time in my life, it would be to Bristol University.

– James Blunt

The 41-year-old and former soldier studied Sociology, in a degree which was sponsored by the army.

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