SOAS University of London

SOAS student congratulated by Michelle Obama for work on Let Girls Learn campaign

5 December 2016

SOAS University of London student Nusrath Hassan has been awarded the “Young Star” award at this year’s Women of the Future Awards for her work on the Let Girls Learn campaign, which was founded by Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States.


Nusrath, a LLB Law student at SOAS, has been awarded for her work on the Let Girls Learn campaign at Mulberry School for Girls in London. The campaign, launched in March 2015, aims to expand access to education for the 62 million adolescent girls that are out of school.

Nusrath was congratulated by Michelle Obama, for the award via Twitter. She hosted a visit by Michelle Obama in 2015 to the Mulberry School for Girls in London where she discussed the Lets Girls Learn campaign.

She has since been working to further the campaign with US Ambassador Matthew Barzun and the US Embassy. Most recently, Nusrath was invited to a Town Hall meeting with US President Obama during his visit to the UK earlier in the year.

The Women of the Future Awards, now in their 11th year, recognise inspirational young female stars of today and tomorrow. They are open to women aged 35 or under and celebrate talent across categories including business, culture, media, technology and more.