In the early hours of this morning BBCNewsline reported that an 18 year old male had been the victim of a fatal traffic collision near the Elms Village at QUB.

Early this afternoon, it was revealed that the young man was a first year student studying at Queen’s University Belfast.

This evening students from all faculties received the following email:

“The University has been informed of the death of one of its students in a road traffic accident this morning. The student’s name is not being released at this stage at the request of the parents.

The Queen’s community is here to support any student who is impacted by this tragic event, in the immediate aftermath as well as the weeks to come. Queen’s and University of Ulster students can access either counselling, or just a listening ear, by calling Carecall, on 0808 800 0016. This is a 24 hour line, free from mobile or landline, and you can speak to a counsellor immediately by telephone, or arrange an appointment for a one-to-one appointment. You can also request an appointment by emailing For this week and next week, students can drop-in to Carecall without an appointment between 12noon – 2pm for an immediate discussion with a counsellor. Some students may wish to come together as a group, facilitated by a counsellor – please just talk to us about what support is best for you. If you are concerned for a friend, or a group of friends, then please speak to Carecall, your School, staff at Elms Village or one of the Chaplains, who will work with Student Welfare to make contact and provide support.”

On behalf of Queen’s Radio, we extend our heartfelt condolences to this young man’s family, close friends and fellow students at this sad time.

Tori Watson

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