The parens of Emily Drouet - the university student who killed herself days after a catalogue of abuse by her then boyfriend - have described their horror as her violent partner starts at Oxford.

Angus Milligan was awarded a place at prestigious Oxford Brookes University within weeks of being convicted of the vicious assaults he carried out against law student Emily Drouet, 18, from Glasgow.

Milligan, who is a direct descendant of Scots industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, was expelled from Aberdeen University last year after avoiding jail for the attacks on campus.

HeraldScotland: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 22: Fiona Drouet, the mother of Emily Drouet, student who committed suicide after being abused by her boyfriend at university, poses for a photograph at the Orchard Park Hotel in Giffnock on November 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotl

Miss Drouet’s mother, Fiona, 46, above, who is at the forefront of a nationwide campaign to tackle domestic violence in colleges and universities, said she was appalled Milligan could return to university, the Sunday Mail reported.

She said: “Seeing him back in such an environment brings a feeling of horror to us as a family.

“It’s extremely distressing and I feel overwhelming sadness that all the work we’re doing on domestic and gender-based violence has apparently been disregarded here.

“He’s a dangerous individual, in my opinion, and in the opinion of the court.

“This is him being re-positioned in a very similar environment once again.”

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She said: “He’s back at a university, he’s on campus and he’s in with freshers.

“That’s exactly where he committed his crimes before.

"I cannot understand why a university would take the risk.

“It suggests student safety and student welfare is not coming first and that really upsets me.”

Oxford Brookes University said they were unable to comment on individual students but it is understood Milligan is at the end of first year and they are aware of his conviction.

Staff refused to discuss whether the ex-public schoolboy, who is thought to be studying business, was living in one of the university’s halls of residence.

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It was at Aberdeen’s Hillhead halls of residence in September 2015 where he first met Miss Drouet.

Within weeks, she was being regularly physically and verbally abused by Milligan.

She took her own life in March 2016.

Miss Drouet’s family, who knew nothing of the violence, only saw a picture of her horrific injuries after she had died.

At Aberdeen Sheriff Court, Milligan admitted choking Miss Drouet, pushing her against a desk and slapping her face eight days before her death.

Milligan, who studied psychology, also regularly sent vicious texts branding her a “slut”, “freak” and other abusive terms.

He was seen on CCTV leaving Miss Drouet’s room in the halls of residence minutes before she was found dead.

Sheriff Malcolm Garden branded Milligan “controlling and ultimately violent” but said he was powerless to jail him.

He is now in the last month of a one-year supervision order.

The 180-hour community payback order that was also handed down had to be completed within ten months, which means Milligan would have done the unpaid work during his first term in Oxford.