York Student Dies In Australia

24 July 2015, 14:07 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Vicky Atley

Tributes have been paid to 20 year old student Vicky Atlay who has died in Australia.

She only travelled to the country last week to start a year long study trip.

Officials at Swansea University say she was a media and communications student and had been heavily involved with students' union TV channel SU-TV.

A spokeswoman said:

"We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Victoria Atlay. Our thoughts are with Victoria's family at this time and we extend our deepest condolences at their tragic loss.''

In a tribute post on its Facebook page SU-TV said:

"We would like to give our condolences to one of our enthusiastic members who passed away.

"Vicky Atlay was a huge asset to SU-TV. She helped out with a variety of events such as Oktoberfest, Strictly Come Dancing, and our short film, What Once Was.

"Our thoughts are with her friends and family.''

Foreign Office officials confirmed that Ms Atlay, who is believed to be from York, died on Tuesday, July 21.

A spokesman said: ``We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.''

Her death is understood not to be suspicious, but a possible link to her diabetes is being investigated .