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    I went to the University of Amsterdam to attend a ''test'' lecture of psychology to see whether the subject really fits me or not. Should I refer to this exact university in my PS as I am an international applicant? Many thanks!
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    (Original post by Abramovic)
    Hello!

    I went to the University of Amsterdam to attend a ''test'' lecture of psychology to see whether the subject really fits me or not. Should I refer to this exact university in my PS as I am an international applicant? Many thanks!
    The uni you went to is irrelevant to be honest so I'd avoid mentioning specific place names.

    I would also like to point out that one taster lecture is not likely to reflect your whole university experience in a different country, so you decision to study the subject should not be based on one taster session
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    You can say that you attended a lecture at a particular university, but focus on why it interested you (the topic)
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    I wouldn't if I were you, it is not really the kind of thing other uni's are particularly keen on hearing in a personal statement.
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    I wouldn't if I were you, it is not really the kind of thing other uni's are particularly keen on hearing in a personal statement.
    Not true.

    Universities want to know that you've chosen the right subject, are confident in your choice and show a genuine interest and capability in your subject.

    Attending a lecture is very relevant to that - but as with everything in a PS it shouldn't be used as a list of achievements but as an opportunity to explain to the reader something about the person writing it and their interests and strengths,
 
 
 
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