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Jia Ashton

The University is saddened to report the death of Warwick alumna Jia Ashton. Jia studied Economics at the University between 2004 and 2007.

Professor Jeremy Smith from the Department of Economics said: "I knew Jia both as a lecturer on one of her courses and as her personal tutor. Jia was a very good, conscientious, and hard working student. She had boundless energy and enthusiasm for everything that she undertook and she did a fantastic amount of different things in her time at Warwick.

"She was an active member of both the Chinese Society and the Economics department where she helped to organise a 2-day -long Economics Summit attracting students from around the UK to attend a series of talks from renowned national and international speakers. Her death has come as a great shock to all who knew her at Warwick."