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July 2015


Student proposes marriage during graduation ceremony

17 July 2015

As a first for graduation ceremonies at the University of Southampton, a student has got down on one knee and made a proposal of marriage in front of hundreds of other graduands. Masters student Shiyi Ying was given special permission to take to the stage towards the end of the ceremony so he could pop the question to Yu-Yen Ou, his partner of two years.


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