Talk:University of Aberdeen
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Yeah, people were playing around with the alumni section, but I've just cleaned it up a little so the list format can't be manipulated by 'vandals'. The University of Aberdeen page needs to be tidied up quite a bit! —Preceding unsigned comment added by U01srh8 (talk • contribs) 16:09, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Number of applicants??? 
"this year" the number of applicants are equal to the number of students at the school? how is that over subscribed? harvard is getting 20,000+ applicants for less then 2,000 spots. and what year is that refering to???
King's College original name 
My source for the assertion that King's College was originally known as St. Mary's College is the University's own "Aberdeen - an ancient university", as published within many editions of the undergraduate prospectus - I have 1994 and 1995 copies to hand for verification. I don't see the claim repeated on their website but have no reason to doubt it. However, I can find no evidence of the first date at which the name King's College was used, and it would be better to have this for the article. Anybody? Kierant 22:40, 14 November 2005 (UTC)
Ancient universities of Scotland 
Why has the infobox for the ancient universities of Scotland been deleted? Benson85 20:47, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
Actually, students were not even authorized to speak anything but Latin in the early years of the University. Hypotyposis 02:53, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
In May 2002 the Church of Scotland required its building back from the Parliament during the General Assembly; the Parliament met at King's for the duration. I think that's significant enough to add to this article, perhaps at the end of the first paragraph of the "buildings" section which discusses King's. But I'd like to see others' opinions before adding it. – Kieran T (talk | contribs) 15:39, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
University ratings 
(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 22:06, 21 December 2006 (UTC)
before coming to Wiki, I had tried to get onto its' website. However either my computer needs throwing out the window or the site is inaccessible. Please can someone else try to get on to the UofA website? Would appreciate a response either way! It is most curious... Thanks!
Cookie Monster 16:26, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
- The Aberdeen Uni website is functioning normally. --Breadandcheese 18:49, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
List of Rectors 
The list Rector of the University of Aberdeen is in a poor state due to limited records. If anyone knows where to find a partial or full list please can you seeif you can add anything. Timrollpickering 13:22, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
Gifford Lectures, Word Festival, etc 
I only found out that Gifford Lectures are sometimes held in Aberdeen while browsing wiki! I think a section listing the notable academic events held at Aberdeen would be great. 00:56, 6 January 2008.
Latin names 
What's the idea behind adding made-up Latin names to UK universities including this one? The motto is widely used at the university, but the name appears to have been "translated" by somebody filling in such names for various places. This isn't actually wrong, but it seems misleading - what other articles, apart from those on species, carry Latin translations?
- The Latin name was not made up. Latin was the common language amongst academics and church ministers. In fact Latin masses were still being in England in the 50s / 60s (see Cherie Booth's autobiography). It is only natural that an university that was established by Papal Bull and educated church ministers to have a Latin name. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pelikan4001 (talk • contribs) 14:08, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Notice of requested move 
It has been proposed to move Aberdeen to Aberdeen, Scotland or Aberdeen city, and to move Aberdeen (disambiguation) to Aberdeen. The discussion about this is here. --Una Smith (talk) 16:23, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Debater, and other issues 
The length of the section on the Debater is completely inappropriate. This is an encyclopaedia article, and it must be remembered that the relative significance of a debating society to a university as a whole is fairly slight. It should be incorporated into the 'students' section. In other parts, there is not even a summary of the governance structure, and I question the merits of listing every school within the university. --Breadandcheese (talk) 17:43, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Are Graeme Cantlie and James Cantlie the same person? I think so but didn't have time to investigate fully so didn't change it. James Cantlie has his own wikipedia page Shephia (talk) 21:43, 31 December 2011 (UTC)