Our graduates| Alena Machálková

Alena Machálková

* 1991


First two years at the Mikoláš Koperník High School in Bílovec, in an accelerated mathematics program, and the other two years at Hladnov High School in Ostrava, in an advanced language program; graduated in 2011


University of Aberdeen, UK, started in 2011
Lignan University Hong Kong, a one-year exchange stay in the 2012/2013 academic year



Favourite subjects

Physics, languages, everything intriguing


Successfully graduate from university, including the subsequent Master’s degree, go to distant lands as a volunteer, and get to know other cultures, languages, people and perhaps ways to help as well.

Interests and hobbies

Traveling - mostly hitchhiking, languages, friends, and spontaneity

Student resume

I come from a little village in the Beskydy Mountains. I received a great part of my elementary education at Frýdek-Místek, where I also met a great teacher who helped me to get to like mathematics, which determined my destiny – at least for some time. A high school with a focus on mathematics followed, with me discovering the beauty of mathematics and physics for two years. I also got to like travelling and working on mastering foreign languages. I completed my high school education at a language high school in Ostrava.

I jumped at every opportunity to travel abroad, working as an au pair in France and London, and also in Scotland at a part-time job. I got to like travelling so much that I hitchhiked around almost every other European country. The experience that I gathered in the process convinced me that I wanted to focus on sociology and international relationships more than on mathematics. And thanks to 100% support from The Kellner Family Foundation, I have been so lucky as to study what I want to abroad – at the University of Aberdeen.

Alena Machálková

All articles

15. June 2015

Goodbye Aberdeen and hello World

As the time passes another chapter in my life is soon to be over....

9. February 2015

It’s written, printed and handed it. What’s...

It’s been three weeks since I happily handed it my dissertation....

27. October 2014

Welcome Seniors!

I spent most of my summer in Africa, where I organized first of my own projects. Now summer...

9. June 2014

Finished with my exams and starting with...

I can hardly believe that the semester is over and it’s less...

13. January 2014

Back to Scotland, with new year and new...

My plans for the last few days I was to spent at home were clear...

21. October 2013

Back from the Word, back to Aberdeen

My year abroad was gone faster than I imagined. Hong Kong together...

13. May 2013

No more noodles, rice, chopsticks or 汉字

It is May already, and that means one thing only - exam period...

25. February 2013

Chinese New Year, flying lanterns and just...

Can you imagine, 230milions people - more than one third of the...

30. October 2012

Hong Kong – šerm, hůlky, kopce a „smartp...

It has been exactly 2 months since I landed in Asia – place,...

18. June 2012

A year you won’t forget …

So this is it, my first year is officially and successfully over, and after the holiday full...

25. February 2012

Winter? Not in Aberdeen…

The semester passed by so quickly that I barely noticed that I am now 4 weeks into another...

8. November 2011

Somebody stop time …

Looking out the window still reminds me of the end of the summer and my first days at the University...

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