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Help Malala Pack: Nobel laureate asks for tips as she heads to Oxford

Malala Yousafzai speaks at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers event in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. Source: Reuters/Elizabeth Shafiroff

The youngest-ever Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has asked netizens for tips as she heads to the University of Oxford to begin her studies.

“Packing for university 😬 Any tips? Advice? Dos and dont’s?” tweeted Malala on Saturday to her almost one-million followers. Last month, the 20-year-old Pakistani education advocate announced she had been accepted into Oxford.

Malala came to prominence when she was 11 years old, authoring a blog for the BBC where she wrote about her life under the Taliban in northern Pakistan where education for girls was banned. She was almost murdered by a Taliban gunman in 2012 and became the “most famous teenager in the world.”

Tweeting with the hashtag #HelpMalalaPack, Malala saw thousands of people respond to her request for advice.

“Just bring yourself and stay true to yourself. Because you are so wonderful and they are so lucky to have you!” tweeted one admirer.

Oxford’s semester kicks off on Oct 8, with Malala taking residence at Lady Margaret Hall and studying philosophy, politics and economics.

Pakistan’s first female prime minister Benazir Bhutto is also a Lady Margaret alumnus.

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