Our graduates| Ondřej Hajda

Ondřej Hajda

* 1992


Hladnov Language and Language Exam Preparatory Grammar School, Ostrava, graduated in 2011


University of St Andrews, International Relations, UK; started in 2011



Favourite subjects

History, philosophy and other humanities, foreign languages


Not disappoint myself and those who support me in my studies abroad.

Interests and hobbies

Current events, reading, swimming, volleyball, athletics

Student resume

I was born and grew up in Ostrava. I always hated it when my hometown was perceived as an industrial stain on the country’s map. Thanks to its past, Ostrava is more colorful than many believe it to be, and I always tried to promote that: during the preparations for the Ostrava – Candidate for the European Capital of Culture 2015 project, as a volunteer at the European Athletics U23 Championships, and helping to organize the Colours of Ostrava music festival.

I hate boredom, so I got involved in several extracurricular activities, including the Prague Student Summit, which enabled me to meet active people from all over the Czech Republic, and the Media for MDGs, which allowed me to peek into journalistic and developmental matters.

In my opinion, international experience is absolutely indispensable in today’s world. Hence, I am happy that my straight A’s on my graduation certificate and the financial help from THE KELLNER FAMILY FOUNDATION have enabled me to study international relations at Scotland’s University of St Andrews.

Ondřej Hajda

All articles

9. August 2016

Beyond the Bubble and Far Away

These past few weeks were very eventful in my life.

26. February 2016

Beaches, Hackers and Brexit

It’s my last semester in St Andrews and apart from having most...

11. November 2015

Take care!

After an exciting year of work for the University of St Andrews Students‘ Association, I have...

1. July 2014

New beginnings

It’s the end of June and I am currently writing this blog post from the Land of Fire and Ice....

10. March 2014

Exciting year ahead: Taking a break from...

s I mentioned in my last blog post, in January I hitchhiked from...

17. November 2013

Is there anything like ‘free time’ in St...

This year, the University of St Andrews entered the finale of...

3. July 2013

No time for stopping

Semester 2 was extremely busy for me – balancing two part-time jobs with academic responsibilities...

4. March 2013

St Andrews, or To Prague and Back Again

Before the semester two started here in St Andrews, I helped...

12. November 2012

So many interesting things and so little...

It is week eight of the first semester and I finally have some...

6. July 2012

Cold North Sea

My second semester is successfully over (I even made it to the prestigious Dean’s List of Academic...

20. February 2012

Rolling into second semester

The first semester is all over here in St Andrews, and we are...

15. November 2011

St Andrews

Today is the 60th day since I arrived in this town on Scotland’s coast. I dropped...

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