Student, 20, found dead at Coventry University halls of residence

A STUDENT has been found dead in Coventry University halls of residence.

The body of the 20-year-old man was discovered on Friday, with the university confirming he was studying there.

Emergency services were called to the Bishop Gate student housing, with the man tragically pronounced dead.

It is not known how he died, but police confirmed it is not being treated as suspicious.

The young man's death has been referred to a coroner.

A Coventry University spokesperson told Coventry Live: “We are saddened by the death of one of our students.

"Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this awful time and we are offering all the support we can to the family.  

“We have a full range of mental health support services available for students and colleagues affected by this tragic news.

"We ask that the family’s privacy be respected.” 

Last week we told how the teen son of a Cambridge academic died at his Manchester University halls after suffering 'severe anxiety' when students were put on coronavirus lockdown.

Finn Kitson, 19, had been suffering from mental health issues before he was found dead at his uni’s Fallowfield campus in south Manchester. Police are not treating the promising footballer’s death as suspicious.

The University of Manchester, where there have been more than 1,000 cases in the last four weeks alone, shifted to online learning earlier this month.

The Education Secretary has previously said students may be required to self-isolate at the end of the current university term in order to safely return home to be with their families at Christmas.

Gavin Williamson told MPs it was "essential" that measures were put in place to ensure students could be with their loved ones during the festive period while "minimising the risk of transmission" of Covid-19.

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