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Ania Wojas

Economic History Department, London School of Economics

What was for you the biggest highlights of this year

I think the biggest highlight of this academic year, was my 3-days-long journey from London to Warsaw by a ferry and number of trains with my dog, Blues.  

What are you doing now? 

Right now I am studying at the Economic History Department at LSE, and doing paid internship for one of my lecturers about Medieval manors in England.  

What do you miss most from your times at school 

Ohh there are so many things. It was definitely easier to make friends in high school than at university, but what I miss the most are a number of people I could depend on and reach for advise from. In November, I finally understood what adulthood is aboutgaining independence in making your life choices. When you move out to a completely new place, you have to figure everything out on your own, and there is no one to help you. The advisory and all the help I got throughout the three years studying at AHS that I miss the most.  

Choosing a degree and applying to universityif you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?   

I would stress less. I think COVID times made me realise that choosing your degree and university is not the most important thing in one’s life (And I thought it was at the time -how silly I was). It doesn’t matter if you will take one or two years of break between high school and university if you need it. It doesn’t matter if you won’t get to the top colleges. What is most important is to enjoy what are you doing, and accept the place where you are right now in your life. You have all the time in the world to realise your dreams. If it is too stressful, do not try to accomplish everything in one year. 

Recommend one book, article, movie, you have read // seen lately 

Can it be more than one? If so, Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond, and Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez. Oh, and I think everyone has already seen it, but Seaspiracy. 

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