Tributes paid after death of University of Portsmouth student

The University of Portsmouth has confirmed that current student and for mer sabbatical officer Roxy Negru (middle) has passed away. PPP-170325-110019001
The University of Portsmouth has confirmed that current student and for mer sabbatical officer Roxy Negru (middle) has passed away. PPP-170325-110019001
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TRIBUTES have been paid after the death of a University of Portsmouth student.

Roxana ‘Roxy’ Negru, a masters student and former student union sabbatical officer has been described as a ‘beacon of light.’

Dolapo Bolaji, the VP for education and democracy for the university’s student union said: ‘It’s always heart-wrenching to hear of a student death, but particularly more so of one of our members who did so much good for the University community as both an active member and a sabbatical officer.

‘I understand from union staff members that Roxy was a beacon of light during her time at UPSU bringing a positive, bright and bubbly personality to the role. Collectively we share in the grief of her friends and family and pass our deepest sympathy to those closest to her.’

She completed her undergraduate degree at the university in 2013 before joining the student union. Roxy then secured a role at the University Arts London Students Union as the LCC coordinator ahead of returning to study a masters in forensic psychology in Portsmouth where she was an active member of the criminology society.

A book of condolence will be made available at the university’s student opportunities centre from Monday.