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University Pays Tribute to Student Killed in Tunisia Attacks

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Following media reports of the tragic death of Joel Richards, the University has paid the following tribute:

The University of Worcester Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor David Green said: “It is with enormous sadness that we have learned, through media reports, of the murder of our student Joel Richards in the terrible terrorist attack in Tunisia. We are, of course, seeking official confirmation of this news. Our whole university community has been shocked by these tragic reports.

"At Worcester Joel has shown himself to be a highly intelligent, talented young man and an all-round outstanding person with a truly bright future ahead. Since joining the University, he has become very popular with his fellow students, team mates and with the many staff that have taught him throughout his time with us.

"If these news reports are confirmed then Joel will be deeply missed by us all and on behalf of the University of Worcester I would like to extend the most heartfelt sympathy of our entire University community to Joel’s family and friends. Our thoughts are with them and with all the other victims of this horrific attack, their families and loved ones.

"The University will do our best to help students and staff come together and provide the best support we can in these terrible circumstances through our counselling and student support services and in every other way possible.”