Talk:Southampton Solent University

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Regarding this entry, it should be noted that a critical remark on the ranking of Southampton Solent University in the Guardian newspaper from '05 (this former polytechnical college was only very recently awarded the title of a university) was removed from the article on 22nd May 06. The current ranking is still rather low, around 100th place. One may argue that this is probably a result of the UK government's push to award many colleges the status of a 'university', giving this title a rather inflationary problem, and putting the former colleges under a lot of competition in the rankings. JPThomas, Thu Jun 8 16:36:45 BST 2006

Regarding the reinsertion of the above comment, the current Guardian rankings place this university substantially higher than last in the rankings. [Guardian_ranks]. As the statement is no longer true, it was again removed. MRM 02:08, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Not to get into another "discussion" here but I fail to see your ability to judge here, you have admitting that you have no knowledge of UK Academic Institutions previously. I think the facts now speak for themselves and the language is right. Ralphthebear 06:05, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm a statistician with over 20 years experience. If I saw any list where an institution went from dead last to the 14th percentile, I'd call that a substantial improvement. The rankings are based on an aggregate score. SSU's score on this measure was 54.18 (Mean=61.69, SD=7.37). This is well within the 95% confidence interval of not being different from the mean. This score is significantly different from the bottom placed institution's score (Z=2.19, p<=.05). Reverting the wordingMRM 09:57, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

I would not describe that as substantial, if it had broken through the top 100 barrier, you may have more of a case, but its still way down there and hardly a great leap. You attempt to over complicate this basic fact with statisical analysis. This language is a far more appropriate assesment and was written by another member and I agree with it. Ralphthebear 13:43, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

If we can't agree with the adjective, then let's remove it. Both statistics are in there- let the reader decide. Not sure if the WP:LIVING rule would apply here. For an encyclopedia entry, is the former rank relevant? Don't we need to go beyond just putting in facts aimed to instill a derogatory POV and instead aim at quality, relevance and conciseness? Studing WP guidelines for an answer.MRM 21:28, 24 June 2006 (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 23:34, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Non-notable alumni[edit]

I've removed most of the redlinked alumni, and will add back those that I can verify easily. A lot of the alumni listed looked like fake/joke/non-notable entries. ThomasL (talk) 17:48, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Lists of names[edit]

Lists of names in this article should be sourced in accordance with WP:BLP. As there is no way of constantly maintaining linked articles, this applies to names which have a Wikipedia article as well as those that do not. Any name listed with no verifiable citations should be removed. Refer to WP:NLIST for guidance. (talk) 15:26, 24 August 2010 (UTC)


working with professional bodies[edit]

work with computer society is long established but reference to PTC needs clarification - Wikipedia has long list to resolve ambiguity but no hint here as to which one SSU works with. Can this be resolved? Carollong (talk) 14:11, 1 October 2011 (UTC)