You asked

​FOI Ref: FOI/2022/3711

Please supply deaths by suicide recorded among students at universities in the UK since January 2002 and for each year to 2020.

We said

Thank you for your enquiry regarding suicides involving students in higher education.

We are responsible for the provision of mortality statistics for England and Wales. National Records Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. Therefore, we do not hold the requested data for the whole of the UK. Should you wish to obtain this data from NRS and NISRA, they can be contacted at and respectively.

For England and Wales, please follow the link to our previously published student suicides report here. The data in this report is based on academic years from 2000/01 to 2016/17.

We are currently working on an update to this publication including data from 2017 to 2020 for England and Wales. This will be published later this year. A final publication date will be announced on the Release Calendar.