Matthew Wickes, University of Southampton engineering student died by suicide on results day

Matthew Wickes, 21-year-old University of Southampton electrical engineering student passed away on exam results day

Matthew Wickes Death – A 21-year-old University of Southampton electrical engineering student passed away. Matthew Wickes, an autistic engineering student died by suicide on the same day that his test results were going to be made public. He had crisis and he was concerned about failing his third year of school and feared he might not be able to graduate from University of Southampton as an electrical engineer.

University of Southampton suicide

The ‘very bright’ 21-year-old student had been on pace for a first class degree until his academic grades experienced a ‘huge drop down,’ and a countdown in his thoughts began until his results were revealed as if a ‘ticking time bomb’ had been set off. Matthew, who was studying electrical engineering and may have been suffering from extended covid, missed several meetings with his project supervisor and subsequently turned in work that he thought “did not cut the mustard.”

This information was presented before the inquest. Matthew, who was the captain of the archery team at the university, did not appear for his two summer exams because he ‘innately feared failing’ and was concerned that he would not have enough credits to pass the year.

On the evening before the release of the exam results, he fled the home he shared with his girlfriend and jumped off a bridge in Southampton. Early on the 30th of June of the previous year, despite the best efforts of emergency services, Matthew was tragically declared dead at Southampton General Hospital. At the Winchester Coroner’s Court in Hampshire, senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson came to the conclusion that the death was the result of suicide.

He also stated that he would issue a Regulation 28 “prevention of future deaths” report in order to avoid other pupils from falling “between the stalls.” It was confirmed that Wickes was not diagnosed with autism until November 2019, after he had already started attending Southampton. As a result, the university was unaware of his condition.

Wickes’s father, Stuart Wickes, claims that his son initially did well at university despite the fact that he hid the fact that he suffered from a neurological illness. Wickes is originally from Carnforth, which is located in the county of Lancashire.

Matthew Wickes obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members

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