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┬átheir 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.

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(Enjoying a boat trip on the river Vltava with my fellow course buddies)

Prague Crime, Law and Psychology Summer School 2016

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