Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize-winning activist for female education, has achieved the A-Level grades she needed to win a place at the prestigious Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
20-year-old Malala became a global name after she managed to survive being shot at pointblank range by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012 because she had campaigned for the right of girls to go to school.
The then 15-year-old narrowly avoided death against all odds, and was flown to a hospital in Birmingham for life-saving treatment.
She has lived in the city ever since and continued her education there. Malala has also continued to advocate for female education, but on a global scale, winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her incredible campaigning.
Yesterday, like many young people all over the UK, Malala found out the results of her A-level exams, discovering that she had achieved the grades needed to win a place at Oxford University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics – one of the university’s most competitive courses.
Tweeting the happy news Malala said she was “so excited” to gain a place at the prestigious institution.
Speaking previously about the entry process for Oxford, Ms Yousafzai said: “It was the hardest interview of my life” and despite everything she has been through and overcome, she felt “scared” by the interview.
Malala Yousafzai will start Oxford University in September.