Wikipedia Takes UCL

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Wikipedia Takes UCL - In a nutshell

  • Where?: University College London, London, WC1E 6BT (see below for specific rooms) - UCL campus map
  • When?: Monday 17 - Friday 21 February (five daily events - see below for details)
  • Booking: Opens mid-January 2014
  • Point of contact: (for WMUK) OR (for UCL)
UCL - photo by Sam Kuper and Alison Wheeler
Monday's editathon in action

Wikipedia Takes UCL is a five-day cluster of events, held at UCL (University College London) where students, researchers and staff will learn how to write/edit Wikipedia articles and contribute photos on UCL-related subjects, such as notable alumni, projects and events. We will also hold a number of workshops to ensure participants are able to share quality photos, articles and stubs that cross-reference with existing articles (including images and diagrams, where appropriate) within the guidelines of notability and verifiability applicable to Wikipedia.

There will also be a competition judged by representative members of UCL and Wikimedia UK for:

Best article/photo on a person or place
Best article on an area of academic research, project or event
Best article overall
Best photo overall



  • Monday 17 February: Welcome and introductory session: 2pm–4pm – 25 Gordon Street (Public Cluster) Max Capacity 33
  • Tuesday 18 Feburary: Hands-on wiki-workshop 1: 3pm–5pm – Archaeology 501 (Public Cluster) Max Capacity 19
  • Wednesday 19 February: Hands-on wiki-workshop 2: 5pm–7pm - Archaeology 501 (Public Cluster) Max Capacity 19
  • Thursday 20 February: Hands-on wiki-workshop 3: 1pm-3pm - Bedford Way 316 (Public Cluster) Max Capacity 22
  • Friday 21 February: Final session (inc. closing social event) : 5pm–7pm – Roberts 110 (Lecture Theatre) Max Capacity 40
    • Unfortunately Friday's session will not now run.

Outline of planned events

  • An introductory session about Wikipedia and sharing knowledge on the Internet from a member of Wikimedia (Monday)
  • Three drop-in clinics in UCL computer labs with accredited Wikipedia trainers from Wikimedia editors (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
  • User guides on structuring your articles, referencing, images and editing (links available online soon).
  • Wikitext cheat sheets and other related materials, such as cards explaining Creative Commons licenses, available for all attendees.


Information about trainers' availability and planning is on the talk page.

A number of WMUK trainers will be offering their support at this series of activities. We now have all the trainers we need for this activity and a support roster can be found on the talk page.

An online whiteboard is available to support the events at