Malala Yousafzai wins Oxford University place on A Level results day 2017 in PPE

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Malala Yousafzai was among those celebrating today as she won a place to study at Oxford University.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, 20, was one of more than 400,000 students who received offers of university places across the country as A Level results were released on Thursday morning.

Malala, who was almost killed by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, had previously received a conditional offer to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics if she receives three A grades in her exams.

On Thursday morning she tweeted: “So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A level students – the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!”

PPE has been the course of choice for a whole host of top UK politicians, with David Cameron, William Hague, Philip Hammond, Jeremy Hunt and Ed Miliband among its alumni.

Malala Yousafzai is congratulated after collecting her A level exam results at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham. (REUTERS)

Other well-known figures who read the degree are the BBC’s Nick Robinson, Evan Davis and Newsnight editor Ian Katz.

Pakistani campaigner Ms Yousafzai, who was the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, was shot in the head by a gunman while travelling home from a school exam on a bus in 2012.

Her campaign and charity the Malala Fund, which works to secure girls’ rights to a minimum of 12 years of education, has won support from all over the world including the UN and stars Angelina Jolie and Madonna.

She has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump and in January issued a public plea for the US President to scrap his ban on refugees entering the country.


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