UEA releases name of student, 20, who was found dead in his room

PUBLISHED: 17:11 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 17 October 2018

A student who died at UEA has been named. Picture: David Kirkham Fisheye Images

A student who died at UEA has been named. Picture: David Kirkham Fisheye Images


A student who died in his accommodation at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been named.

Jess Fairweather, a first-year law student, was found in his room on Thursday, October 11.

The 20-year-old had only been at UEA for a few weeks but the university said he had already made a positive impression.

In a statement it said: “He stood out as a student who was engaging, very bright and was making a real contribution both academically and as a member of the student Law Society.

“He had made a number of friends in the short time he was at UEA and his loss is felt across the School of Law and the rest of the university.”

Mr Fairweather was a former pupil at Paston College, in North Walsham, and North Walsham High School.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

The UEA has offered support to staff and students.

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