A HAMPSHIRE woman is campaigning for change following the death of her "passionate, kind, loving and very intelligent" brother.

More than £23,000 has been raised in memory of Harrison De George as his sister has launched a campaign to help others.

Harrison De George, a student at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), was found unresponsive by his flat mate in their apartment on December 7 last year. 

The 23-year-old, originally from Chandler's Ford, had a masters in aerospace engineering and at the time was living in Salford studying his PGCE in maths.

Now, his sister Isabella is campaigning for change across the UK's universities following his death. 

As well as this, she has raised £22,300 for mental health charity CALM in memory of her brother.

The 25-year-old nurse said: "He was passionate, kind, loving, very intelligent - extremely good at maths, but also art, poetry and the ukulele - he was very very popular with friends from university and from home.

"If he was around he would light up the room.

"He was passionate about current affairs and people living equally and fairly. He was a great brother and son, him myself and my mum were very close."

She added: " A huge hole has been left in the lives of myself and my mum, but also all those that he touched.

"We miss him so much and just want him back, our lives won't ever be the same again."

In his memory, Isabella has set up the Positive Changes in Placement campaign, urging universities to review their policies and well-being support for placement students.

On the day of Harrison's death, he had been working on a placement at a school - but on December 7 he did not turn up.

Isabella explained that at MMU, the policy was unless a student didn’t turn up for two days consecutively without notification to placement, only then did the placement have to contact the university.

"We had to called MMU the day after my brother passed away to let them know as the placement didn’t inform the university that he never turned up," she said.

Since then, MMU has changed their policy to the first day a student does not turn up to placement

They have also offered lecturers formal training on supporting students with mental health issues, and have created a mental health forum with regular check ins for placement students.

Isabella continued: "I am calling for all universities to review their placement policies for all placement students and to ensure they’re robust and that students are being effectively supported.

"I have done a number of polls and out of 2,000 students at least 74 per cent don’t feel that their wellbeing is supported.

"I am also campaigning for the government to create legislation to regulate universities to adhere to mental health frameworks.

"I have discussed this with Keir Starmer and have had meetings with other MPs and shadow ministers."

As well as this, she has raised £22,300 for mental health charity CALM in memory of her brother.

Isabella and 13 of Harrison's friends are planning on cycling from Manchester to Monks Brook Pub in Chandler's Ford for charity.