Our graduates| Jolana Venenyová

Jolana Venenyová

* 1991


Open Gate Grammar School, Czech Republic, graduated in 2010


University of Oxford, UK, started in 2014



Favourite subjects

Political science, history, sociology, Spanish


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Interests and hobbies

History, tennis, music, Spanish

Student resume

Having spent three years doing little more than memorizing stuff at a standard eight-year secondary school, I welcomed the switch to the OPEN GATE eight-year grammar school in 2005 with enthusiasm. In my five years at OPEN GATE, they taught me a lot as well as giving me an opportunity to study abroad. This was possible primarily thanks to the fact that lessons are in English there, and also to the teachers’ academic and personal qualities.

I also extend my thanks to The Kellner Family Foundation, which supported me financially all the time while at OPEN GATE and has continued supporting me while I study my dream program at a university abroad. I am more than grateful for the support, because I know that, without the Educa Foundation’s help, studies at University of Dundee in Scotland would be just another unfulfilled dream.

Jolana Venenyová

All articles

12. April 2016

On Humility and Success

Our education system in the modern world (and when I say our I do not necessarily mean the...

3. December 2015

On identity

Students who decide to study abroad for a longer period of time usually find plenty information...

21. July 2015


Trinity term started very uneventfully. In a way, the beginning crept up on me stealthily,...

11. March 2015

Treasures of Czech literature

A first important exam is now behind me. Even though the official...

19. November 2014

No, it’s not Hogwarts!

(Well, maybe it is. Not really. It’s classified). I have been in Oxford for exactly one month...

9. June 2014


Although my last post could seem like a goodbye, neither my studies nor my stay in Britain...

27. February 2014


The beauty of language is that it can never capture precisely what it wants. Language is disconnected,...

11. November 2013

Releasing stress in the library.

It is hard to believe but this September was the beginning of...

15. July 2013

What I learnt about Britain.

learnt a lot during those three years I have spent studying in...

27. February 2013

Chocolate is the answer

The second semester of my third year started extremely roughly. I had as much work during my...

13. November 2012

Endless essays

After I returned home last summer and enjoyed a well-deserved (but rather short) rest, I started...

26. June 2012

Right in the middle

It’s June 2012, and I’m surprised to find that I have been in Scotland for two years now, and...

27. February 2012

Sun? No! Just rain and books…

I had just barely gotten used to the new climate after arriving...

18. November 2011

Back in Scotland

The second year in Dundee began somewhat surprisingly - not in a bad way, just with a bit of...

30. June 2011

Last three months in Dundee before the end...

The last three months in Dundee before the end of the academic...

1. March 2011

Snow, Haggis and me

I am now five months into my university studies and I have gotten used to the local environment...

3. November 2010

In the sunniest Scottish town

Last May I completed my secondary education cum laude and achieved...

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