Talk:Middlesex University

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Restructuring[edit]

Why was the Restructuring part of the Middlesex University article removed without good reason, from what the edit history says it ws removed in a general cleanup of the article, surely the canceling and closure of an entire faculty merits inclusion in the article? Sheep21 6.59am, 17th March

I note your replacement of this section. I still feel that it is now out of date and doesn't belong in the article; universities close and open departments all the time. Even if the consensus is that it should stay, it needs a rewrite (not least to remove POV terms such as "plight"), which I am not personally prepared to do as I (obviously) don't think the section should be there at all. Lancevortex (talk) 17:32, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit]

Photograph and captions perhaps? Especially with reference to Hornsey/Cat Hill campus. Perhaps the pics could be moved around a bit so as not to bunch up the edit tags?

?? But they are ok? What browser do you use???

The photo of the Royal Free Hospital looks nothing like the current Royal Free Hospital, presumably this is the original Royal Free Hospital.

Mistakes[edit]

There are two errors in this page that I have noticed. Firstly, Tottenham Campus (my former campus as a Middlesex student) was certainly not based in Wood Green.

The Tottenham Campus was located at on White Hart Lane, a long and mainly residential street in North London which spans from Wood Green to Tottenham High Road. The campus was located at the Tottenham end of the street, which is approximately two miles from Wood Green. The campus was sold off in two stages, Somerset Halls being sold off in 2004 and converted into flats and the remaining parts of the campus closed and sold in 2005. Although Middlesex has never stated the area's high crime rate as being the main reason for the closure of Tottenham Campus, it is widely believed to be the case among former students as the facilities and social scene were markedly better than many of Middlesex's other sites at that time.

There was, however, a student residence based in Wood Green but this was not part of any other campus and no lectures took place there. There was also a campus in Bounds Green, an area a little to the North of Wood Green but this closed in 2002 and the courses taught there moved to the Tottenham Campus.

Secondly, I would like to point out that Robbins Halls are not based at the Enfield Campus. It is true that the Campus Accommodation Officer is responsible for them but they are not located anywhere near the campus itself. While a student of Middlesex I arranged to help a friend move to these halls. When we arrived at the Enfield Campus we discovered that the Robbin Halls were so far away that we had to take a bus to get there.

Supergussy 17:57, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

I've removed the bit about the Tottenham campus being in Wood Green. --Lancevortex 20:29, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Robbins Hall was a short walk from the main campus - about 10-15 minutes. It was one I made regularly. MarwoodChap (talk) 22:15, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

University ratings[edit]

(I'm posting this to all articles on UK universities as so far discussion hasn't really taken off on Wikipedia:WikiProject Universities.)

There needs to be a broader convention about which university rankings to include in articles. Currently it seems most pages are listing primarily those that show the institution at its best (or worst in a few cases). See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities#University ratings. Timrollpickering 23:53, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Why to exlude Times Good University ranking? Yes, Middlesex scores badly, but the ranking has been improving historically! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 212.109.50.235 (talk) 11:52, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I have ejected the link below from the main article as being in violation of WP:EL. If these are refences to contents in the main article, they should be included as such, in a format acceptable to WP:FOOT. Otherwise, they should remain deleted.

Fair use rationale for Image:Mdx logo.gif[edit]

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