A student at the University of West England (UWE) has died.

Law student James Faragher died suddenly on the 15 May 2019.

A spokesperson at the University said that the news was “devastating” for the community:

Our thoughts are with the student’s family and friends, as well their fellow students. Our first priority is to ensure we’re providing them with all the help and support they need.

UWE spokesperson

Coursemates of Mr Faragher were told of his death on the 17 May.

A coroner's investigation is planned although a date for the inquest has not yet been set.

UWE has advised any students or staff who need support to contact the wellbeing services at the university.

Support available at UWE

  • A full range of the support available at the University is available from their website. Several free services are available for anyone worried about someone else or needing help themselves:

  • UWE’s wellbeing service: 0117 328 6268 / wellbeing@uwe.ac.uk

  • Confidential online counselling is available through Kooth Student

  • Samaritans: 116123