Our graduates| Jakub Váchal

Jakub Váchal

* 1989


Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2009


Newcastle University, Management and Marketing, UK, started 2009
One-year internship at Warner Bros. HQ in London, 2011/2012.

Favourite subjects

Geography, Mathematics


Complete university studies, obtain a good job in an international company, and set up my own company.

Interests and hobbies

Friends, tennis, football, cars

Student resume

I originally come from the heart of Moravia – from the city of Olomouc. From a very young age, I was always one hundred percent sure what I wanted to be. Whether it was the career of a painter, a lawyer, or a soldier, there was no other choice for me at that particular time. I grew up, completed OPEN GATE Boarding School, and realized a strange thing. The older I get, the less I know where my journey through life will take me. OPEN GATE has opened a vast number of opportunities, for which I am very grateful to the Educa Foundation, which enabled me to study at the school, and to the school itself. I have chosen a direction which I currently find the most attractive – studying abroad. After a demanding admission process, I was admitted to Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, where my major subject is management and marketing. Out of gratitude, I will add right now that I would not be able to attend this school either, without support from The Kellner Family Foundation.

Driven by my obsession with British culture and language, and also by my appetite to always discover new things and new people, and also by my longing for education, I am now setting out for a place some two thousand kilometers from my home. I think that this decision is the best illustration of my personality and interests. I like to spend my leisure time with friends, engaging in sports, any sports, or enjoying a pleasant garden over a glass of beer. At school, my strongest interest is geared towards subjects such as political geography, economics, and other social sciences. Perhaps my favorite hobby, which I am still not able to pursue as much as I would like to, is driving fast cars and motorcycles.

Jakub Váchal

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25. February 2015

„Last semester of study – the end of student...

The Christmas holidays are already over and there is again the...

1. July 2013

Last weeks in Newcastle

The final year results were made available last midnight and I had the chance to see how well...

8. March 2013

The time is running out

I barely had a chance to settle in and the first semester of my final year is gone. With hardly...

19. November 2012

The best year begins

As I mentioned in one of my previous entries, despite my internship being very interesting...

25. August 2012


The recommendation letter I received from my manager after finishing the internship. To whom...

10. April 2012

Last months ahead

The nine months at work are over and I am approaching the final phase of my internship. Not...

3. December 2011

Back in England – with a difference this...

When I joined Warner Bros.’ European headquarters for a year-long...

15. July 2011

Replacing studies with a job for one yea...

I barely noticed, and my second year of university studies was...

15. March 2011

I had a bit of luck

The first semester of year 2 has ended and I can relax for a while now following the challenging...

12. November 2010

Beginning of the second year

I was more than happy to come back to Newcastle this September...

21. June 2010

And the first year is over

Due to the unexpected inconvenience caused by the eruption of...

10. February 2010

End of the first term

Well, it’s over now. The first exam period of my university studies ended when I put my pen...

5. October 2009

The end of my never-ending holidays

It originally felt like holidays that would never end. On the...

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