In 2017, Malala Yousafzai shared that she will be attending the prestigious Oxford University. Exactly two years ago today, the youngest Nobel Prize laureate penned her thoughts after attending her first ever lecture at the university.
The 22-year-old then wrote, “Five years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attended my first lectures at Oxford.”
5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls' education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford. pic.twitter.com/sXGnpU1KWQ— Malala (@Malala) October 9, 2017
Now, Malala is all set to begin her final year at Oxford and she's seeking advice. Taking to Twitter, she wrote, "Back at university for my last year and I know it will be the toughest one yet. What are your best survival tips?"
Many came forward and gave her useful advice.
Start projects earlier— NEIL ABRAHAM 👨🏾💻 ✊🏾#EqualRights✊🏾 #BLM (@neilabraham) October 9, 2019
Join PakSoc— Shazil Malik (@ShazilMalik) October 9, 2019
Sleep! I chose sleep over all-nighters in uni, and I think I stayed more sane than my friends that didn't.— Karissa Krenz (@Radishgirl) October 9, 2019
Take all the rest you need, eat healthy food and organize your day, you’re great, you’ll be fine— Giselle ❀ Fanpage do Wooloo que imita charizard (@_usicforever) October 9, 2019
keep your eyes on the prize! there's no better feeling than graduation day!— BMo (@BMorris2711) October 9, 2019
And most importantly!
Have fun as much as you can.— Noorena Shams (@noorenashams) October 10, 2019
Last year, Malala wrote about her life at Oxford in an exclusive feature with British Vogue. "I started my first week at Oxford's Lady Margaret Hall in October of last year. University life is a big change for any student and I was no exception," she wrote. "I joined the cricket club, Oxford Union and the Oxford Pakistan Society. I attended lectures and film screenings and became a tour guide to encourage younger students, especially those from under-represented groups, to apply to Lady Margaret Hall. I made wonderful new friends and I had too many over-scheduled days," she added.
Malala concluded, "I want to prioritise the activities that interest me the most and get a better idea of what I want my life to look like post-graduation. I don't know yet what career path I will choose – but I know I'll keep advocating for girls and women. If one girl with an education can change the world, just imagine what 130 million can do."
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