UK university blighted by string of suicides will flag students who might be having a breakdown

Mail Online | 4/11/2019 | Eleanor Harding Education Editor For The Daily Mail
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A university rocked by 14 suicides in eight years has announced it will monitor student use of online academic resources to check for signs of mental breakdown.

The University of the West of England said it will keep track of how often youngsters are logging into the university online portal for services such as course materials or the library.

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Any student who has not logged in for a long time will be flagged as potentially in trouble.

This will trigger a phone call from a member of staff, who will offer the student mental health support if needed.

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The announcement came as the Bristol-based university released an official report into the 14 student deaths from 2010 to 2018. It found eight had already sought help for mental health issues.

Half of the group had also re-sat exams or submitted 'extenuating circumstances forms' during their university time.

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The deaths were mainly among white male students whose average age was 21.

In response to the tragedies, the university is implementing a number of...
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