Law student, 18, who died after collapsing at uni halls pictured for first time

Megan Pollitt died in hospital on Monday (Image: WALES NEWS SERVICE)

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A teenage law student from Cardiff University who died after collapsing at student halls has been named as Megan Pollitt.

The 18-year-old, who was known as Meg to friends and family, passed away at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff on Monday.

Meg's heartbroken family described her as "full or dreams and aspirations", with a "beautiful bright smile and positive energy, Wales Online reports.

A statement on the behalf of the family released by South Wales Police said: "Megan Pollitt, fondly known as Meg to family and friends, sadly passed away at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff on Monday, 16 November.

“Meg dedicated her time to everyone around her and was always there for others. She had recently started studying law in Cardiff and was full of dreams and aspirations.

Meg, who was from Rugby in Warkwickshire
(Image: PA)

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“Having moved away Meg still enjoyed close contact with family and friends, sharing stories and laughter through visits and calls.

“We will miss her beautiful bright smile and positive energy that would lift the spirits of anyone.

“Meg loved the outdoor space, particularly hiking with her Dad and her dog. She had recently climbed Snowdon and reached the summit.

Megan was a law student from Cardiff University

“Meg also loved reading the classics, watching Anime and listening to music as well as supporting the Wasps rugby team.

“Meg will be missed and forever loved by her Mum and Dad, sister, grandparents and friends.”

Meg, who was from Rugby, Warkwickshire, was rushed to hospital after she was found collapsed by flatmates at around 12.40am on Saturday November 14.

Meg's heartbroken family described her as "full or dreams and aspirations"

Her family had travelled to south Wales to be with her and are being supported at this time.

The head of Cardiff University's School of Law and Politics, Professor Urfan Khaliq, said: "The passing of a young life, with its potential, promise and future still to be realised is the most difficult of all losses. Cardiff University is a community; we exist for our students and while they are studying here, they are part of us and we of them.

The 18 year-old student who died after collapsing at her uni halls

"Megan’s passing has come as a shock to us all, staff and students alike.

"We, however, have only known Megan for a few months. The loss to her family and friends is immeasurable. They are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here to support them as we can.”

Police are investigating if Meg's death is connected to the death of a 25-year-old man from Radyr, Rhys Trezise, last Sunday.

There is nothing at this stage to suggest the deaths are connected but police said they were investigating the possibility that the drug ketamine might be a factor in both deaths.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with drug offences.