Paramedics and police were called to Beit Hall yesterday, following the death of a second year maths undergraduate. The student, who suffered from epilepsy, could not be contacted by his family causing them to raise the alarm. A warden investigated and called the emergency services.
A College tutor and the hall warden are providing support to the student's family. In a notice this morning, the college said: "The thoughts and sympathies of the community are with them, and the College will do everything it can to help the family through this painful time."
Counselling services are being offered to those who knew the student, whose identity has not yet been released. Ways to send condolences to the family will be made available by the College as soon as possible.
The Union has released the following statement:
"At this sad time the thoughts of all those involved in the Union are with the student's friends and family. Our primary concern now lies in ensuring that those close to the student are fully supported during this time and we will be working closely with the College on this matter. We would also like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the many members of College staff and the hall wardening team who have worked tirelessly in dealing with this tragic incident."