It is with great sadness that we learnt Alex Day, a 1st-year Civil Engineering student, had passed away on Friday 2nd of December.
Alex contracted meningococcal meningitis towards the end of November, and died at Queen’s Medical Centre after spending several days at the hospital.
Members of NTU’s Student Support team, including the University Chaplain Richard Davey, who had visited Alex in hospital, broke the news to Civil students on Friday afternoon.
Alex, from Grantham, was studying Civil Engineering (BSc) and despite only being in his first year, he had already impressed tutors with his hard work and dedication, which was evident in his work. He was the group leader of a team-based project within the course, and had a job guaranteed for him upon completion of his course with Laing O’Rourke.
After Alex was admitted to hospital an advisory email was sent to NTU students by the Health Protection Agency. It stated that all necessary health precautions had been put into place, with around 10 students thought to have received antibiotic treatment. The email also reassured student that ‘there is no reason to make any change to your student routine and no reason not to attend university.’
A book of condolences has been opened online by the University. Friends and fellow students are invited to share their thoughts, stories and memories of Alex. This book can be viewed by the family of Alex to help them with their loss. At the time of writing the book had received over 150 submissions. The book of condolences can be found here: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/student_services/alexday_condolence.cfm
Our thoughts remain with friends and family of Alex.
By Alex Romankiw