Mariana Scholzová

* 1998

Secondary School

Open Gate Grammar School, graduated in 2017


The University of Edinburgh, Sustainable Development, a four-year MA program, beginning 2017

Favourite subjects

History, environmental education, visual arts


Protect the environment and help create better conditions for future generations as well as focusing on environmentally acceptable solutions to problems in developing countries.

Interests and hobbies

Art, reading, sports, environmental protection

Student resume

I was born in Říčany where I attended elementary school at the first level. Then I joined the first year (prima) of the Open Gate eight-year grammar school, winning a unique chance to complete my education with both the Czech school leaving exam and the International Baccalaureate. Having taken both exams offered me a broader view of the world and motivated me to study sustainable development abroad.

When I was a high-school student I was not sure what I wanted to do in the future, and so I tried out as many activities as possible in order to find out the right thing for me. I participated in the debating league, gave remedial classes to students in both academic subjects and swimming, and took part in and completed all the levels of The Duke of Edinburgh Award. Among other things I also spent a lot of time and effort travelling – my last big trip was a one-month volunteering project in India.

Mariana Scholzová

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8. February 2021

Pentland Hills

During the last winter lockdown I am not too keen on going outside for walks. I have already...

16. November 2020

Saint Martin’s …duck?

The day of Saint Martin is approaching, and I am missing the Czech Republic. My dad’s name...

6. August 2020

Strikes and the pandemic

New, a month-long strike started again in the middle of the semester. Unfortunately, as a humanities...

28. February 2020

The Meadows Share

When I moved to Edinburgh, I went to Ikea and bought a lot of new things. I needed to settle...

9. December 2019


Even though I am only in third year, I have been preparing for my dissertation research since...

26. June 2019

Conservation within one conversation (about...

I already accepted that for many people I am a “hippie”. And...

19. March 2019

English or Czech?

February is only slowly winding down, but all the flowers are in full bloom. It is more than...

15. November 2018

28th October 2018

We celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Czechoslovak republic together with Míša Zemachová....

1. July 2018

The rock

At the beginning of January, after many years I returned to climbing. When I was a small kid,...

28. February 2018

February 2018

Edinburgh is beginning to feel like “home”. At the Prague airport, I am thinking, “I am going...

15. November 2017

A big move?

I was working the day the IB results were supposed to come in. I remember how I was trying...

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