Just got back from a great week-long summer school in Prague and feeling sad that it’s over. What an amazing experience…
As a psychology undergrad with an interest in criminology and forensic psychology in particular, I found this week to be an eye-opening introduction to a few of the career paths that may be open to me after completing my degree. Of particular interest were the introductions to current witness-interviewing techniques, which gave us a view from the forensic psychologist’s perspective during criminal proceedings. The immersive nature of the school also provided an opportunity to talk a little more with the speakers and ask them about their professional lives and the peaks and pitfalls of their own chosen careers.
On top of the lectures, there was also the benefit of meeting so many similarly-interested people in the same place. Organised cultural events in and around the beautiful city of Prague provided a great backdrop for getting to know the other participants and sharing our knowledge and experiences. A tour of the city, a trip to the nearby town of Kutna Hora and an evening boat trip along the river Vltava left me with some lovely memories of the week.
Prior to attending, I really hadn’t known what to expect from a summer school but on the basis of what I have seen during this past week, I would jump at the chance to attend a similar course in the future.
(Enjoying a boat trip on the river Vltava with my fellow course buddies)