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University to investigate suicide.

University to investigate suicide.

A university has been asked to investigate the death of every student to see if any lessons can be learnt following a number of suicides.

The Avon coroner Maria Voisin told Bristol University it should make detailed inquiries after each death.

Ben Murray, 19, died after being told by letter to leave his course.

Recording a verdict of suicide, Mrs Voisin said the transition from home to university "was huge and universities carry an important pastoral role".

No serious probe

The university said it had since changed its policies around students.

Mrs Voisin said she was concerned the university did not carry out a "serious investigation" after Mr Murray's death.

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