Honours students take once-in-a-lifetime trip to present their thesis findings at the International Police Executive Symposium.
When Psychology students Krystina Trites and Mallory Guthro began their Honours research this time last year, they had no idea that they would be presenting their thesis findings in Trivandrum, the capital city of the southern Indian State of Kerala.
A stone’s throw from the Arabian Sea, Mallory and Krystina presented to delegates from around the world at the March 2014 International Police Executive Symposium in an experience that surpassed all expectations.
The trip wasn’t all work, however, and the student researchers experienced a life-changing four-day tour taking them from their port of arrival in Bengaluru, India’s centre for high tech, to the conference venue in Trivandrum, near the southern tip of the subcontinent. Overnight stays were in Mysore, with its fabled palace; Calicut, the City of Spices; and a magical 19 hours on a houseboat on the backwaters and lagoons near Alleppey.
Krystina Trites, Director General (Ret) Jacob Ponnoose, Indian Police Service)