Talk:University of Edinburgh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject Universities (Rated B-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Universities, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of universities and colleges on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 
WikiProject Scotland (Rated B-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Scotland, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Scotland and Scotland-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Edinburgh (Rated B-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Edinburgh, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Edinburgh on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This article has been rated as B-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Endowment[edit]

Can someone please add a reference to verify it has third largest endowment in UK. Im sure it does so have not removed it, but really does need citing from a reliable source. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaga247 (talkcontribs) 23:03, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

Iconic?[edit]

This is a peacock term and we therefore should not use it. --John (talk) 16:06, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Peacocking[edit]

Renowned is one of the exemplars of puffery given on Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Words to watch. Using such vague and unprovable terms is poor writing style, and adds nothing to the article. Instead it would be better to improve the 'Academic reputation' section of the article giving examples cited to reliable sources of the university's renown. An example of how to do this is given at WP:PEACOCKJeremy (talk) 20:58, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 24 November 2011[edit]

where is states is the only scottish university to be a member of both Russel and LERU is a bit confusing, Glasgow is also a member of Russel , and edinburgh is the only member of LERU. It kind of implies that Edinburgh is the only Russel Group university in scotland

Edinburghgeo (talk) 23:24, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Puffin Let's talk! 14:56, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

it kind of implies that edinburgh is the only member of both russel and LERU, it isnt, because Glasgow is also a member of the russel group, thats what i feel need clarifying . it implies it is the only member of the RUSSEL GROUP, what it should say is somethin on the lines of 1 of 2 members of RUSSEL and the only scottish member of LERU. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.215.4.1 (talk) 00:05, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Tuition costs and inclusion in the lead[edit]

The statement below was removed by 46.10.10.235 (talk)} with the edit summary: Not appropriate for introduction; also not true. St. Andrews also charges 36k for 4 year degree. This section is to discuss the validity and significance of the statement. SENATOR2029 talk 12:08, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

It has the highest fees in Europe, so is certainly significant. You could say joint highest or something similar. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.47.151.170 (talk) 16:01, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

I oppose the inclusion of this in the introduction of the article. Here is a reference that St. Andrews also charges 36k per 4-year degree: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-15259988

Additionally, tuition is higher at Richmond University in London - a private University: http://www.richmond.ac.uk/cms/pdfs/Undergraduate%20Tuition%20Fees%20EU%20Tuition%20New%20Students.pdf

Finally, I understand how some people might be angry that the University suddenly becomes much more expensive for English students, but that's no reason to attempt to slander its reputation by posting false statements in the introduction of its wikipedia page. Moreover, I cannot find a single prominent University in the world's top 50 that has ANY mention of tuition fees on its wikipedia page at all. Therefore, I am removing this statement, as it is not only false, but also inappropriate for inclusion. 188.74.105.81 (talk) 14:53, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

You have missed the point, it says jointly, and stresses public, please get your facts rights before making changes. There are other articles which also mention tuition fees in the top 50 also. There is no reason it cant be included. I go to the University, im not saying its right, but its an important fact. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saariselka1 (talkcontribs) 19:24, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Then, why not go and edit Cambridge's wiki article, say that it is "jointly" the 2nd most expensive university in Europe. This is ridiculous. You must be a complete moron to think this is something reasonable to include in the introduction of a encyclopedia article. 188.74.105.81 (talk) 01:18, 26 January 2012 (UTC)


Re: proposed merge of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine[edit]

This article has a merger proposal dating from Dec 2010. I'm not sure the best way to go about discussing this, but I would suggest that Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine stays separate, but with an expansion similar to University of Edinburgh College of Science and Engineering (and a rename to University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine). Also suggest University of Edinburgh College of Humanities and Social Science with a similar expansion, so that all 3 colleges are covered in the same way as S&E (with links in the UoE template). Thoughts? --Amkilpatrick (talk) 08:45, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Straton Gold Medal[edit]

May we have mention in Wikipedia either here or in a stub of the Straton Gold Medal and its winners? AshLin (talk) 05:26, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Source for staff numbers[edit]

The source given for the academic and administrative staff figures is a document called "Student Factsheet 310112.doc". It contains no figures about staff numbers. Can someone find the correct citation? 31.52.247.97 (talk) 18:03, 24 October 2012 (UTC)