Sad news

I am very sorry to have to inform you of the death of second-year UCA Canterbury Interior Architecture & Design student, Oluwaleke Adelaja.

This news is very upsetting and I’d like to make sure you’re aware of the support that’s on offer during this difficult time.

If you have been affected by the recent sad news please remember that staff at the Gateway Desk in your campus library are available to offer support and can signpost you to further support. We will have a student counsellor available at UCA Canterbury on Friday from 11.30am to 12.30pm in the Quiet Study Room and 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the counselling room if you would like to speak to someone during these times. There will again be a space available for quiet reflection if needed. 

Please contact the Gateway Desk on 01227 817314 or

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

Over the coming weeks, you may feel you need more emotional and psychological support. Library & Student Services provides a free counselling service to students at the University, including regular drop-ins throughout the week where you can come along without booking an appointment.  For further information speak to a member of staff at the Gateway Desk, or you can make contact directly with the counselling team by emailing

For further information about Counselling Services and how to access counselling services please see the website -

Throughout the evening, confidential listening services are available for students to use, such as:


London Nightline provides a free listening service for students between 6pm to 8am every night during term time.
Telephone: 0207 631 0101


The Samaritans is 24/7 confidential listening service.
Telephone: 116 123


CRUSE is a national bereavement helpline offering emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. The telephone helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when they are open until 8pm.
Telephone: 0844 477 9400

Bashir Makhoul

Posted in: Canterbury Blog, News on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 by