question about work experience in PS

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    so I underwent work experience in a university over the summer. I am aware that it's a bad idea to name universities in your personal statement. I'm not even applying to the university I had work experience in. Should I name the uni or just the experience without saying where? they both seem like bad ideas I don't know. Any ideas?

    The only reason they say not to name unis is because some people might say "I would love to come and study at the University of X because..." and this reflects badly on your application when other unis look at it.

    You can, however, mention universities in other contexts. I went on a summer school at Oxford University and named it; it definitely won't hinder your application if you namedrop the uni when mentioning the work experience

    First off you can just say that you worked at xyz rather than you underwent work experience. Second unless the name of the uni is relevant to your application you're just using additional characters for no reason. Just talk about what you learnt and how it helps with your application. Reflection rather than name dropping impresses.
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