University confirms student death

The University has confirmed the death of a University of Kent student last night in Keynes College.

Emergency services—including the police, ambulance crews, and a forensics team—were spotted yesterday evening (March 7) on campus at around 6.30-7pm. Kent Live reported that they left campus at 11pm.

The details of the death are still unknown.

A university spokesman confirmed the news, writing: “We can confirm the death of a student at our Canterbury campus. Kent Police attended the scene and next of kin are being informed.

“We are offering support to the student’s housemates, fellow students and staff. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the student’s family at this difficult time.”

Ambulance driving past the Keynes Bus Stop (Photo by Daria Istayeva)

Kent Union have been approached for comment.

More details to follow.

If you feel affected by any of the issues covered in this story, speak to University Wellbeing staff at 01227 826573 or call Canterbury Nightline for help outside of working hours at 01227 824848.