Milligan became angry and assaulted Miss Drouet at the halls, where both students had a room.

Eight days later, the 18-year-old, who was from Glasgow, took her own life in her bedroom – shortly after Milligan was seen visiting her.

Milligan then turned up at her room, seized her by the neck and choked her, leaving her in fear of her life.

Eight days later, Miss Drouet was found dead in her room, having taken her own life.

He and his wife Sarah, who is a co-director of the company, recently sold their four-bedroom townhouse in Edinburgh’s exclusive New Town after putting it on the market for offers over £895,000.

A spokesman for the University of Aberdeen said that internal disciplinary proceedings against Milligan ‘will recommence’ now he has been sentenced.

Had he thought she was, he would never have left her alone.

That will remain with him.’Procurator fiscal depute Christopher Macintosh told the court Miss Drouet had informed others that her boyfriend had tried to set her up in a threesome and had ‘tried to blackmail’ her into having sex with one of his rugby team mates.The court heard Miss Drouet sent a text to a friend on the evening of February 25 last year telling her that she had a ‘threesome’ and named the people involved.She sent another message to say she did not want Milligan to find out, but gossip spread around the university and social media and he soon became aware of what had happened.He said: ‘But Emily didn’t want to do it as she felt it was degrading.’A hearing in May heard how Miss Drouet visited the student residence assistants’ office in a troubled state showing signs of abuse but, when asked if she had been assaulted by Milligan, she declined to confirm he had attacked her and no further action was taken.Sheriff Malcolm Garden said: ‘The circumstances surrounding this case are utterly tragic.’ Despite escaping a jail sentence yesterday, Milligan (pictured at an earlier court hearing) could face being thrown out of university in disgrace after officials confirmed he would face ‘internal disciplinary procedures’Outside the court, Mrs Drouet insisted Milligan had ‘repeatedly demanded’ that her daughter engage in sex acts with him and his friend, and insisted that she had repeatedly refused.She had arrived at the University of Aberdeen to begin her law degree only six months earlier.