Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students getting their results on Thursday. She will be studying philosophy, politics and economics. The 20-year-old was nearly killed by the Taliban in Pakistan for campaigning for girls' rights to education in 2012. In March, she revealed she had received an offer to study the three subjects at a UK university, on condition of achieving three As in her A-levels.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has been made the youngest ever UN Messenger of Peace. The 19-year-old, who is doing her A-levels and has an offer from a top UK university, will take the role with a special focus on girls' education. In 2012 Ms Yousafzai was nearly killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' rights to education. Accepting the accolade in New York, she said: "(Bringing change) starts with us and it should start now." "If you want to see your future bright, you have to start working now (and) not wait for anyone else," he said.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by Taliban gunmen six years ago. She was attacked because of her support for girls' education in her country. She was then treated in the UK, where she continued schooling and enrolled at Oxford University. She rose to prominence after campaigning for education and travelling the world to support local advocacy groups. In 2014, she won the Nobel Peace Prize - the youngest ever to do so - at the age of 17.
LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on Twitter and included the screen shot of her "congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.