University student jumped to her death after her exam results weren't good enough to follow her dream of becoming a research scientist.
University student jumped to her death after her exam results weren't good enough to follow her dream of becoming a research scientist. Daily Mail reports.
Samantha MacDonald, 20 was determined to get a first-class degree as part of her life's ambition to 'make a difference' as a top scientist.
But the human biology undergraduate was left devastated after receiving a 2:2 in her second-year exams. which she feared were not good enough.
After a night out clubbing with friends, Ms McDonald jumped from her student apartment at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester.
A security guard tried to revive her but she died at the scene from multiple injuries.
She had also been battling undiagnosed depression and she left some suicide notes for her family where she revealed her intention to take her life.
Her father Stephen MacDonald told the inquest: 'Sammy was very focused at university and really wanted to get a First.
'She did extremely well during her first year and was just short of the mark she needed for a First. She did well in her coursework but seemed to struggle during exams.
'After second year she got a 2:2 which really knocked her confidence.'
He added that the letters written to the family suggested she had intended to commit suicide.
Also, a search of her mobile phone revealed that she had made a Google search for 'funeral songs' at 5.39am.