A UNIVERSITY has been rocked by the death of a student found hanged on the campus - just a month after another was discovered drowned in a lake in the grounds.

A coroner opened an inquest into the death of a Greek student who was found hanged in a stairwell at the University of Reading.

The 18-year-old first-year student was studying at the university, but no details further details about the circumstances of his death have been revealed.

Alison McCormack, assistant coroner for Berkshire, opened and adjourned the hearing into the death of Stylianos Ktistakis who was found on March 28. He was found by another student shortly before 8am.

Police and paramedics were called to student accommodation on the Reading campus, but were unable to save Stylianos who was certified dead at the scene despite extensive efforts to give him CPR.

The 18-year-old's death, which was not being treated as suspicious by the police, came just a month after popular student Daniel Williams was reported missing and was later found dead submerged in a large lake at the university campus.

An inquest has already been opened and adjourned into Daniel's death. He disappeared after enjoying an evening with college pals at the university's popular bar.

Stylianos, who had come to Reading from Greece in September last year to study at the university, was later identified by Sergeant Chris Pike from Thames Valley Police, the coroner heard.

Ms McCormick took details of identification and how the student was found and said that a date would be fixed for a full coroner's investigation at a later date.

Stylianos' family in Greece were contacted and told about his sudden death. Police were understood to be taking statements from them as part of the coroner's file into the death.

There was no suggestion that the deaths of the two young men were linked.