Following the tragic event that took place last weekend at Arbour House, here is a reminder of the support you can access and information on how our community is coming together.
Published Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 in University news
On Saturday 19 March 2022, one of our City students, Sabita Thanwani, was killed in a serious incident at Arbour House. Our thoughts particularly go to her family, friends and those close to her in our community.
You can read the statement sent out by our City and SU Presidents on the weekend here.
The University is already providing support to students who may be directly affected by this tragedy. However, in difficult times such as this, it's vital we all check in on our wellbeing and there are a number of support services you can access at City:
- At City, you can contact our Student Advisers, Chaplaincy team or Students’ Union
- You can find support and resources on the Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility page including Togetherall a free 24/7 online support service and Shout a free, 24/7 confidential mental health text support service
- Outside of City, you can contact Mind (a mental health charity)
- The Student Hub has our list of helpline, text and in-person support services.
How we will be remembering Sabita
A student-led vigil for Sabita’s loved ones and the City community to remember and celebrate her life will take place on Tuesday 29 March, at 6pm in the Pavilion in the main University building. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink, which was Sabita’s favourite colour. The vigil is closed to the media.
City students and staff can also watch the vigil via livestream in the Oliver Thompson lecture theatre.
Books of condolences have been placed in the Pavilion (University Building) and within the Psychology department (Rhind Building) for students and staff to leave their messages. A digital option is also available here.