Our graduates| Michal Vinárek

Michal Vinárek

* 1995


Open Gate grammar school, graduated in 2014


University of Glasgow, UK, majoring in Computing Science, since 2014



Favourite subjects

Physics, Chemistry, Economics


Graduate, and then land a good IT job. But you never know where the whirl of events will take you...

Interests and hobbies

Programming, reading, friends, piano playing, biking, travelling

Student resume

In 2006, I arrived at the Open Gate grammar school, which changed my life completely for the eight years that followed. My experience has risen to new levels of quality in many respects, including, for example, the motivation to continue learning, and the ability to present myself effectively, find my way around in specialized environments, and engage in conversations at a professional level. The Kellner Family Foundation supported me throughout my time at the school, thereby enabling me to gain a Czech school leaving examination diploma and also an International Baccalaureate diploma. Open Gate and the Foundation have therefore opened the gate to the whole world for me and prepared me more than well for the experience in store for me outside my country.
At Open Gate School, I found my greatest interest: programming. This experience culminated in an opportunity to program a software application specifically for the school. I thus gained valuable experience and great motivation to continue my education in this field. My expectations of the University of Glasgow include expanding my knowledge and credentials, and also to garner many new experiences with new people, in a new environment, and in a different culture. And this is what studies abroad should be about: gain first-hand experience with a different culture, and hence be of greater benefit to the world of the future.

Michal Vinárek

All articles

2. August 2018

Glasgow saga: 4 years, a parchment, the surprisingly...

So, it is over. 4 years have flew by, and all that remains is...

26. February 2018

To drink or not to drink, that is the qu...

Scotland was struck by a great tragedy during the second semester...

4. December 2017

On the topic of flat, table, internet, running,...

Once again back in Glasgow, now for the 4th year and most likely...

3. July 2017

Food for thought

So, third year has come to an end, something that is almost unbelievable. I still have a year...

3. February 2017

The (un)importance of teams

Team projects. What could be worse? Essay? You can sit down and...

12. December 2016

The Hill

3rd year. Oh my, how fast does it all go; although I still have 3 semesters to go it all seems...

1. July 2016

Post, the Internet, and humanity?

Postcrossing and RedditGifts. What am I taking about, and why...

7. March 2016

Coffee, man’s best friend

Imagine a high-profile profession with lots of pressure and the need for a clear mind at the...

17. November 2015

Cold and rainy – welcome to Glasgow agai...

Nothing really changed since the end of the last academic year...

30. June 2015

Nervous students and exams

Everybody was nervous (again), but this time a wee bit less –...

1. March 2015

How to rest on Uni

“It is already the end of February?” I have thought to myself upon looking at the calendar....

18. November 2014

Is it worth it?

Since spring, the thought of studying abroad grew in my mind. IB a Maturita were suddenly gone,...

Back to homepage