Another Student's Suicide Shakes Bristol UniversityBy Emily Marks, UniversityHerald Reporter
Another Bristol University student was found to have committed suicide by jumping off a gorge. This is the fourth student of the school to kill herself in the same academic year.
Bristol Post reported that the woman who was found dead in the Avon Gorge on Monday has been identified as Lara Nosiru. She is a final-year neuroscience student and is believed to be the fourth Bristol University student who has taken her life in the recent months.
Last November, three students from Bristol University have died just within two months since the start of term. The deaths are believed to be suicide. Three freshmen have died inside the premises of the school in unrelated incidents.
All three tragically died at residence halls in the university. One was found hanged in shared accommodation. The family of Miranda Williams, one of the deceased, said that the student took her own life just three weeks into her first term. The two other students who died were Kim Long, 18, and Daniel Green, 18.
The school has confirmed the deaths. It has also announced that support will be provided for students who are struggling.
On Monday, emergency services rushed to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Avon Gorge at around 4 p.m. after it was reported that a woman had jumped. Lara Nosiru's body was recovered after a two-hour search of the gorge.
The 23-year-old student previously studied at Ockendon School in Essex. She was also a member of dancing groups in Bristol.
According to Mirror, university spokesperson has confirmed the student's death. Her next-of-kin have also been informed.
Bristol University urged students who are affected by the incident to seek support from University Services as well as their friends or family. The school has provided information on its homepage about where students can ask for help.
The spokesperson has also added that Bristol University has increased its student counseling provision. They are partnering with the Samaritans and other experts to provide support for the university community.