Students supported over uni death

STEVE HOPKINS
Last updated 11:43 07/11/2012

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The University of Auckland is offering counselling to students who saw one of their peers fall six storeys to his death yesterday.

A man, understood to be in his 20s, fell from the atrium of the Owen Glenn Building, on Grafton Rd around 11am, landing near students who were studying for their exams. 

The man died at the scene. The university was offering counselling services to ''students in distress'', according to an internal communication to staff. 

The email advised lecturers they may be contacted by students who witnessed the incident and an increase in applications to avoid certain papers or tests for medical reasons could be expected.

''Students who feel their exam performance, or their preparation for upcoming exams, was affected by [yesterday's] events should be encouraged to sit their remaining exams if at all possible and to consider applying for an aegrotat if the impairment was significant.''

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