Statement from the Officers

Thursday 08-03-2018 - 11:38

It is with great sorrow and heartache that we have received news of the passing of one of our own, University of Sheffield student, Mohammed Al-Ashry, who tragically died in a road traffic collision last week.

All of us at Sheffield Students’ Union offer our deepest condolences to Mohammed’s family, friends and all who knew and loved him. Mohammed’s spark and warmth brought such a unique energy to any team, especially Volunteering Committee and Egyptian Society. He’s been described as someone who will be remembered for his relaxed and friendly attitude, his informality and openness, and for his exuberant sense of style. He will be missed dearly, more so than we can attempt to express with words.

We would again like to extend our utmost condolences at this sad and difficult time. We ask that you keep Mohammed’s family and friends in your thoughts.  

A memorial service will be held on the 12th of March 2018 at 5.30pm with a candlelight vigil at the Octagon concourse, then a service at the Activities Zone for friends to share their favourite memories of Mohammed. The link to the Facebook event is:  https://goo.gl/EJF5wq


Support services available

Central Welfare and Guidance: Can help you access practical support, especially if upset is affecting your studies. 0114 2224321 / support@sheffield.ac.uk

You may want to talk things through with someone. University Counselling Service 0114 2224134 / ucs@sheffield.ac.uk

You can also use Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS link here) or anonymously use online resources like Big White Wall.

The chaplains are available in person to listen and support. Multifaith Chaplaincy, based in the Octagon, 0114 222 8923 / chaplaincy@sheffield.ac.uk

And this University web page has specialist resources on grief and bereavement.

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