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Shock at sudden death of Birmingham student nurse

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Tributes are being paid to Sally Cooper, a student nurse in Birmingham who has died suddenly.

Ms Cooper is understood to have been found dead by a friend last weekend after attending a graduation party.

Friends said Ms Cooper, who had been studying at Birmingham City University since 2013, had epilepsy but it is not known how she died, according to reports in local newspapers.

Birmingham City University

Shock at sudden death of student nurse

Sally Cooper

Michael Adams, associate head of the university’s school of nursing and midwifery, said: “Everyone in the school of nursing and midwifery at Birmingham City University has been shocked and saddened by the news of Sally’s death.

“Sally was a well-liked and committed student nurse and I have been inundated with messages from staff clearly upset by this news all saying what a kind and caring person Sally was,” he said.

Birmingham City University

Shock at sudden death of student nurse

City South Campus in Edgbaston is home to Birmingham City University’s health and social care courses

“We would extend our deepest condolences to Sally’s family, and friends, our thoughts are with them at this time,” he added.

One of Ms Cooper’s friends, Cody Trezise, has started a JustGiving page to try and raise £250 to help pay for a funeral.

Ms Trezise said: “A beautiful young ambitious and soon to be nurse, unfortunately passed away recently, and I think it would be a great idea to help towards funeral costs or anything to help her family and close friends.”

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