May 14, 2008

First year student found dead in Claycroft

RaW News has today learnt of the tragic death of Jason Venezia, a first year student from the Psychology Department who lived in Claycroft.

His body was found on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th May on campus in his residence in Claycroft and the cause of death is as yet unconfirmed.

University staff and health professionals are working to support those students who were closest to him and his family have been contacted.

According to the University website, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift said of the death: “The death of any student is felt deeply by the University community – particularly by friends and staff who knew them well. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and his friends.”

The University also says that a book of condolence will open in the Chaplaincy on Friday.

Hannah Smith
News Editor

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