• Kia Fullerton

Malala Yousafzai graduates from Oxford University

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

Malala Yousafzai, the education campaigner who was shot by the Taliban, has spoken of her "joy and gratitude" after completing her degree at Oxford.

The 22-year-old shared pictures of her celebrating saying, "Hard to express my joy and gratitude right now as I completed my Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford."


Malala added, "I don't know what's ahead. For now, it will be Netflix, reading and sleep."


One of the two photos she shared, shows her being covered in food and confetti, which is known as "trashing" and traditionally done after Oxford students complete their exams.

In 2012, Malala survived an attack from a Taliban gunman, who shot her in the head, neck and shoulder while she was on her way home from school in Pakistan.


She was targeted after campaigning for better access to education for girls. After the incident, Malala was brought to Birmingham for medical treatment and joined the all-girls Edgbaston High School.


Thousands of people congratulated Malala on Twitter, such as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who said: "Congratulations Malala. You continue to inspire and empower the next generation of young women and girls to know that there is no limits to their aspirations."

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