A final year student of the prestigious University of Bristol has taken her own life by woman jumping from the city’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
According to Sun UK, Lara Nosiru, 23, was in her final year at the prestigious University of Bristol when she took her own life, with the tragedy sparking a review into student mental health issues.
She is the fourth student from the university believed to have claimed her life since September. Before her death, Nosiru was a neuroscience student. Her body was found over the weekend after a two-hour search after authorities received a report that a woman had jumped from the city’s Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Other students of the university who took their own lives include Daniel Green, 18, Kim Long, 18 and Miranda Williams, 19. Before her death, Nosiru was a member of dancing groups in Bristol, was originally from Essex and attended Ockenden School before moving away for university.
The University of Bristol has now said they have increased their student counselling provisions, as well as working with other support groups.
A spokesperson for the university said: “Sadly, we can confirm that one of our final year students was found dead on Monday, January 30.
“The student’s next-of-kin have been informed, and our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
“The welfare of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority and it is distressing for all members of the university community that one of our students has died.”
The university confirmed they had invested an additional £1million per year into improving support for students, with a review to be completed in the spring.
A spokesperson said:
“Following the three student deaths reported in the autumn term, we have increased our student counselling provision,.
“We are also working closely with the Samaritans and other experts to support the university community.
“We will continue to work with our students to improve our support for their well-being and mental health.”
The move comes after one of the students, Miranda Williams, from Chichester, took her own life just three weeks into her first term.
She was studying philosophy and was a member of the Jazz Funk Soul Bristol society, with an inquest to take place this year.
Another of the students, Kim Long, died last week after writing a “loving” suicide letter to his parents.
The 18-year-old, from Penzance, Cornwall, was in his first year at the university and had been studying law with an inquest into his death set to resume later this year.
Last month, an inquest heard Daniel Green killed himself in Bristol University’s Goldney Hall on October 21 last year after he broke up with his girlfriend.