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Student suicide rising.

Student suicide rising.

The suicide rate among UK students is higher than among the general population of their age group, claim researchers.

The study, to be presented next month at the International Suicide Prevention Conference in New Zealand, has analysed figures for student suicides between 2007 and 2016.

But the Office for National Statistics cautions that "year-to-year differences could reflect change in the population of students across time as opposed to change in the risk of suicide".

There has been much concern about mental health worries on university campuses - but it has often been argued that suicide rates for students have been lower than the general population.

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