Students have been paying tribute to one of their classmates by arranging hearts made up of post-it notes in their windows.

Josh Farraway, 18, a sports journalism student from St Albans, died at the University of Gloucestershire’s Pittville Campus on October 4.

Gloucestershire Police confirmed in a statement that they were called to the campus at around 8pm that evening. They added that his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Several of Josh’s fellow students took to social media to honour his memory while others arranged post-it notes into the shape of hearts and placed them in the windows of their halls.

One, Matt Wright, wrote: “RIP Josh. So sad to hear bout what happened here tonight. Amazed at what we’ve all done though, so much love from everyone.” 

Another student, who uses the handle @caitlinbd_, posted: “Such an emotional night, thoughts go out to all your friends and family. RIP Josh.”

On Facebook, Nesh Akhal described him as a “kind and considerate person” who left people with hearts “full of memories”. He added: “RIP Josh we all loved you and we will do forever.”

Their words were echoed by the University of Gloucestershire, who said it would be helping any students who needed its support following the incident.

A spokesman for the university said: “This is a very sad time for students and staff at the University.

“The welfare of our students is our immediate priority and our Student Services team are providing ongoing support.”

He added how its “thoughts are with the student’s family and friends at this very sad time”.