Wikipedia Takes UCL
|Wikimedia UK education projects|
|Annual Conference — Campus Ambassadors – Student Societies — Schools — Committee — VLE|
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 https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/UCLWIKI