Time to pop question by degree for Matt

Sarah-Lou Rowbottom and Matt Walker get engaged at her graduation ceremony
Sarah-Lou Rowbottom and Matt Walker get engaged at her graduation ceremony

IT worker Matt Walker, 27, went down on one knee on the steps of the City Hall to propose to Sarah-Lou Rowbotham, 24, after her Hallam University graduation ceremony.

He was thinking about when to pop the question. “The night before the graduation I woke up in bed and thought, hang on. Our families were going to be there, we’ll be dressed up, and it is a special day. I could do it then.”

Sarah-Lou, who now has a degree in nursing and a job at the Northern General Hospital, said: “I thought he’d fallen! Then I saw the ring box and said, ‘Oh my goodness!’ I said ‘yes’ straight away.”