Template talk:Universities and colleges in London

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University of the Arts London[edit]

The University of London has its own section in this template as it is a collegiate university with many recognisable distinct colleges. I argue that the University of the Arts London is the same - the separate colleges that make up the university are already listed on this template, and therefore I think it makes sense for the university to have its own section. Bleaney (talk) 12:18, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

There are very big differences. Firstly the constitutent colleges of the University of London are for the most part regarded as universities in their own right and are to a great degree autonomous. Secondly, the University of London is roughly 20 times larger than the University of the Arts London, and a number of its constituents, such as UCL, Kings College London and Queen Mary, are on their own far larger than the University of the Arts.
If anything, the 'constituent colleges' of the University of the Arts London should actually be removed from this template. I don't see why they should be included but, for example, King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Institute of Psychiatry or UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies be excluded.Rangoon11 (talk) 12:27, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I can agree to that. I think we should either remove the constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London OR if we keep them it should have its own section. At the moment this template looks very clumsy. Bleaney (talk) 12:41, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
I would support removing the constituent colleges of the University of the Arts London.Rangoon11 (talk) 12:45, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Done. Bleaney (talk) 17:31, 19 August 2011 (UTC)