I am deeply saddened to inform you that first year Farnham Animation student Andrew White has died after being taken ill in the Elaine Thomas Library at UCA Farnham.

A number of staff and students provided immediate assistance to Andrew by summoning help and administering first aid prior to the emergency services arriving on the scene. I’d like to take this opportunity to publicly thank those involved for their truly heroic efforts.

If any students affected by the incident would like to talk to someone, there will be a Counsellor available on:

  • Friday 16 May 2014 between 1.30pm – 3.00pm.
  • Monday 19 May 2014 between 12.30pm – 4.00pm


Please contact the Gateway Desk on 01252 892709 or email Counselling Services directly if you would like to access this support.

Our Counsellor can provide emotional support to individuals or small groups and can provide further information about other sources of support available.

For further information about Counselling Services and how to access support please visit:

For additional support during the evenings and weekend there are two confidential listening services available for students to use:

London Nightline is a confidential listening, support and information service that is run for students by students and operates between 6pm and 8am every night of term, including weekends.  Nightline helpline can be reached by phone: 020 7631 0101 (free calls on Skype) or by email:  or through instant messaging via the website at

Samaritans is 24/7 confidential listening service and can be reached either by phone 08457 90 90 90 (UK) or email

Professor Mark Hunt
Deputy Vice-Chancellor

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