A statement following the events in Plymouth on 12th August 2021


Yesterday was an incredibly sad day for our city.

We, like many of you, have been following the news for any updates to emerge from the critical incident which took place in Keyham over the course of last night. Our thoughts are with the victims’ families, friends and loved ones.

Plymouth is an amazing city. Its close-knit communities make it the city that it is and we know that many of our members and staff members will be in shock at the awful series of events that have happened in the place that they call home.

As we come to terms with the events and long-lasting impacts of last night’s attack, we’d like to reiterate the calls from the Devon & Cornwall Police to refrain from speculating or sharing content from the scene on social media or anywhere else.

As a community, we are grieving.

Emi Dowse, SU President and the University of Plymouth Students’ Union



Accessing support


University of Plymouth Student Wellbeing Services
Visit the Mental Health Drop-in Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm, throughout the summer in the Student Hub or email studentservices@plymouth.ac.uk to access this remotely.

Pastoral and Spiritual Support Team

Contact the University of Plymouth Pastoral & Spiritual Support Team for 1-1 advice and support.

Victim Support
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting victims of crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

Togetherall gives you access to a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors. Togetherall provides a safe, anonymous space online to get things off your chest and explore your feelings.

  • Click here and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your university email address.


Support in Plymouth


Pastoral and Spiritual Support at the University of Plymouth


Ford Primary School and St Mark’s Church

Trevi Sunflower Centre

Livewell Southwest 


Plymouth Samaritans