Students, staff and members of our local community are invited to come together this afternoon to remember and pay our respects to Libby Squire.
If you’d like to join us, please arrive at the plaza outside the Brynmor Jones Library in good time for a minute’s silence at 5pm.
- Where: Meeting at the plaza outside the Bynmor Jones Library before 5pm.
- One minute’s silence at 5pm.
- Vice-Chancellor Professor Susan Lea and President of Hull University Union Osaro Otobo will say a few words.
- At approximately 5.10pm we’ll walk to the tree opposite the library (and outside the Hardy Building) for anyone who wants to lay a tribute.
- People are welcome to join us in Canham Turner afterwards, where we’ll be serving refreshments. There will also be books of condolence and a Remembrance Tree if you’d like to leave a message, which will be passed to Libby’s family.
Students due to be in lectures are more than welcome to join us and won’t be penalised in any way for missing any scheduled teaching. If you can’t attend, please feel free to join us for the minute’s silence at 5pm wherever you are.
We are saddened to share that this evening (21/03/19) we have learned of the death of second year student Libby Squire. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.
We would like to thank Humberside Police, our students, University staff and the local community for their efforts in the search for Libby.
We are working with the University to ensure that you can access support when you need it. Please see a list of support below.
Our building (Student Central) is a space that you can use to come together to support one another and in remembrance and reflection at this difficult time. Your Student President team have placed a Remembrance Tree on the ground floor for you to leave messages to remember Libby and to show support to her friends and family. These notes will be passed to Libby's family.
Student Central is open from 8am until 11pm daily (with the exception of Sunday when closing time is 5pm).
We know that some of you may be planning to go out tonight and over the weekend. You may see a media presence in the local area over the coming week. It is ok to politely decline if you do not wish to speak to anyone and you do not have to take part in any interviews if you are not comfortable with being asked questions.
If you need any support, or someone to talk to, our student support colleagues will be on hand on the Ground Floor of the library tomorrow (Friday), Monday and Tuesday.
They’ll be offering you space to sit and reflect as well as advising you of the best support options to you if needed. You can spot these staff members by their pink t-shirts and black lanyards (as well as black hoodies if it’s cold).
Where you’ll find them:
Friday and Monday - inside the East entrance of the Brynmor Jones Library (close to the Robert Blackburn building)
Tuesday – the South entrance of the Brynmor Jones Library (close to the Library cafe)
Alternatively, you can:
You can visit the Central Hub on the first floor of Student Central between 8.45am and 5.30pm Mon-Fri. We would ask that you bring your student ID.
You can also call the Hub on 01482 462222, selecting option 5, or raise an enquiry at https://evision.hull.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_lgn
A member of the Chaplaincy team will be available from 11am to 2pm tomorrow (Friday). Please contact the Central Hub for further information.
You can also call the University's partner support service, Let's Talk Hull, on 01482 247111, or text TALK to 61825, letting them know you're a student at the University.
If you feel you need to talk to someone urgently outside of these hours, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123, who run a 24/7 service.