University of Cambridge to investigate suspected suicides

Five students at the University of Cambridge have died as a result of suicide or suspected suicide over the past four months, prompting a rapid review by university authorities, writes Sally Weale for The Guardian.

Professor Graham Virgo, the senior pro-vice-chancellor for education, said inquiries had found no links between the first four deaths of students who were all at different colleges. The fifth death happened since and is the subject of further review.

The university declined to identify those who have died, but media reports have named Daniel Fry (20), a second-year historian at Homerton College, who died in March, and Yasmin Lajoie (34), a first-year student of human, social, and political sciences at Hughes Hall, who died in May. All five deaths occurred between March and June this year – one in March, three in May and one last month. The university said so far one death has been confirmed as suicide by a coroner and the remaining four are being treated as suspected suicides.
Full report on The Guardian site