A Nigerian student Omojola Ogundipe, of the Bristol University, took her own life in a Cardiff hotel room, just days after a visit home for Mother’s Day.
A staff at the Citrus Hotel in Cardiff found her body hanging in her hotel room after she missed her check-out deadline.
A campaigner on environmental and human rights issues, she volunteered with several groups and was popular among her peers.
According to her dad, she visited home just three days before they heard the tragic news.
During the court hearing on July 5, her dad, Kurle Ogundipe, said in a statement: “I last saw Omojola on March 11 when she returned home for the weekend. She appeared her usual bubbly self.”
He said the family were not aware of any ill health and did not think she suffered from depression or mental health problems. However, Miss Ogundipe’s close friend, Hannah Agbeyegbe, in a written statement read out to the court, said: “She was an independent person. Quite private.
She didn’t really talk a lot about her personal life. It was around this time (when she moved to Bristol) that she disclosed to me that she was depressed and she had been having suicidal thoughts.”
Coroner Christopher Woolley accepted the cause of death given by consultant pathologist Dr David Thomas at the University Hospital of Wales as death by hanging.