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

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 - Credit: Archant

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.'


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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.

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