Our graduates| Anežka Svobodová

Anežka Svobodová

* 1992


Grammar School OPEN GATE, graduated in 2012


University of Exeter, UK, three-year Economics and Politics program
London School of Economics, UK, one-year program Local economic development, started in 2016



Favourite subjects

Economics, English, Visual Arts


Focus on emerging economies and contribute to addressing the problems of the developing world with the help of the non-profit sector

Interests and hobbies

Literature, academic debates, languages, modern architecture, volunteering, tourism, nature preservation.

Student resume

Thanks to the generous support from The Kellner Family Foundation, I was allowed to study at the prestigious Open Gate grammar school in Babice near Prague, from which I graduated successfully, taking both the Czech standard school-leaving exam and the International Baccalaureate. While a student, I pursued many activities within as well as outside of the school, for example at the Forum 2000 non-profit organization in Prague. Having completed an expedition to Romania’s Carpathian Mountains and demonstrated my improvements in sports, skills and volunteering over three years, I won the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

My debate team regularly took the top positions as part of both Czech and English Debate Leagues, representing Open Gate. And it was debating that sparked my interest in economics and political science studies, since it taught me to view social problems from multiple angles. I expect my university studies in the UK to expand my horizons and allow me to work in the field of development economics.

Anežka Svobodová

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3. July 2017

Dissertation, wedding, a prince and moving...

The second semester of my Master’s programme has gone by really...

21. February 2017

Behind the scenes of LED Forum conference...

Preparations of the LED Forum conference on local economic development...

2. November 2016

London, the Capital

While this is probably my last academic year, I am experiencing many of its aspects for the...

30. June 2016

And it’s done.

My last semester was endless and toilsome; it was probably the hardest one of all. Looking...

26. February 2016

Exams, LSE and economic experiments

This year the second semester started very early. I have sat...

16. November 2015

Back to University

I didn’t even get used to the heat of the summer yet and the summer holidays were almost over,...

1. June 2015

After exams

Second semester has gone much faster than the first one, perhaps because the weather was nicer,...

27. February 2015

The Ethiopian charcoal project

I have had to sit three exams within one week straight after...

7. November 2014

The third autumn at University

There had been so many different activities fully consuming my...

30. June 2014

“How to be a Brit” - George Mikes

In this blog I would like to compare my personal impressions...

27. January 2014

After-Christmas Joyfulness

One of the first joys after this Christmas was to make a presentation...

11. November 2013

Autumn of many colours

Autumn tends to be the time of slowing down, as the warm and pleasant summer is replaced by...

17. June 2013

A while ago I would not imagine that...

In the mid-term of this academic year I would not say that I...

26. February 2013

Invigilators, ecology and floorball

If I should write down one word that got stuck in my mind during...

30. October 2012

Life in the Kingdom

After the longest summer holiday of my life the long expected departure to United Kingdom has...

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