News has just broken that education activist Malala Yousafzai is going to Oxford University this fall to study. The 20-year-old announced the big news on her Twitter feed, congratulating all students getting their results. “So excited to go to Oxford,” she wrote, “Well done to all A-level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead.” She will be studying philosophy, politics, and economics, an offer she received from the prestigious British university in March on the strict condition that she gets three A’s in her A-levels.
Yousafzai, who nearly lost her life in 2012 when she was shot in the head by a gunman after speaking up for girls’ rights to go to school, is a global activist for education. She was also named as the United Nation’s youngest ever Messenger of Peace, after also being the youngest-ever Nobel laureate for her Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
A strong advocate for education, the fresh graduate has spent her summer meeting with girls around the globe to raise awareness and funds for education as part of her “Girl Power Trip” campaign. After graduating high school in the UK this spring, Yousafzai traveled around North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East to emphasize the importance of schooling.