Talk:Imperial College London

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Well Written Main Article[edit]

The introduction is great.

The main article could use your help editing, especially if you are articulate. Since Imperial is mainly a technical engineering/science university, please be mindful of your strengths and weaknesses in written composition. This is especially relevant if English is your second language. Please write with proper grammar.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:23, 24 May 2015

Male:Female Ratio[edit]

The Imperial College Factsheet gives the ratio as 63.2:36.8. Would a better approximation be 6½:3½, or 13:7? This is also the value the Daily Mail uses in its table, 64:36. M Blissett 12:45, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

When quoting ratios it is always done with integers, so 13:7 (which is *way* better than the 13:1 of my day) --Vamp:Willow 14:31, 27 Dec 2004 (UTC)

It would make sense to write this as: Imperial's student population is composed of more men then woman, with 63 percent of students male and 37 percent of students female. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:23, 24 May 2015


I found it awesome that both of Prince Harry and Kate's babies were born at Imperial's hospital at Saint Mary's, should the article mention that? I thought it would be rather fascinating and enlightening, especially as an outsider I never knew this before reading it in the newspaper. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:23, 2 June 2015

something about the bars on campus (apparently ICU does something other than fund clubs and societies), including the late southside bar perhaps?

Great idea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:34, 28 July 2015‎

Major contributions by IP editors[edit]

An IP editor has been heavily involved in this article over the past year. Your contributions are welcome, but some points I've noticed.

  • Sometimes you have a tenancy to simplify the language used and this can cause grammar issues.
  • Yes, we do need to state this institution is in London, I know its common sense but this is the same format we have for other London institutions as well. Check those pages as well if you aren't sure.
  • Please leave citation needed tags for sections where there are no citations. We need to make sure statements are reliable, someone can come along and find a citation.

Overall, thank you for editing, I hope you take my comments in good spirit. If we keep working at it then this could become a good article. Aloneinthewild (talk) 22:41, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you, points taken.

  1. Keep in mind there are many IP editors, so this feedback only represents one IP editor's thoughts.
  2. Please use simple language as it emphasizes the important points.
  3. London, UK should be kept in the first sentence.
  4. citation needed tags left inside the article

Image addition selections: I can tell you do not like the picture of the natural history museum as you removed it twice. Is there another high quality picture to use instead? You added 3 images, one was of an image already on the page, "St Mary's Hospital." It was a high quality image so I kept your image and instead replaced the existing "St. Mary's Hospital" image. You inserted two other images, one was of "Charing Cross Hospital." I found 3 images of hospitals on Imperial College's page to be quite boring. Imperial is more than hospitals. Another image was added of Wye College, which is lower quality then the other images on the page. It also seems like wye college is more of a side point as it no longer is an active part of imperial. Is there another high quality image to put in its place instead of the natural history museum that would enhance reader interest? Would a picture of the great albert hall where Imperial holds graduation ceremonies be more interesting?

I am not the only one making spelling and "grammatical" errors. (ex: tenancy) ;) Thank you for your points and editing too!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:57, 28 July 2016‎ (UTC)

You must not change the comments of the previous editor, see WP:TPO, so I have reverted your change. --David Biddulph (talk) 09:13, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I "did not" change any of the discussion of the previous editor, no need to revert my change back. I simply added #'s next to his points so I could discuss his points by #, I see that was reverted back. I also changed the title to note that there are a lot of ip editors revising this page, not only one. There is no need for the cited wiki page, as it seems ridiculous, I did not violate anything. I wonder if there is bias against IP address people. :/
I re-added the S to IP editors so report me to wikipedia then for violations that are incorrectly being cited, seems like a proper edit to me. I will revert you back also if I am reverted again for no reason.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:6003:5900:6CAA:D1A6:BD1E:804D (talk) 06:52, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

I think David was just informing you of this guideline. I understand I was probably wrong and there are multiple Ip's active. Let's get back to the point and talk about the article. I think we need to work on the image choices, the national history museum really doesn't fit here as it is a separate institution and has no relation to imperials history. Royal Albert hall might be a good choice if we have a caption that says this is where graduations take place. Probably too many hospital images are not necessary. The Wye college image isn't too poor, it's definitely part of the history even if imperial closed it. We should try and have images that represent the paragraph they are next to. I think I've tackled most of the citation needed now. Aloneinthewild (talk) 10:03, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Ah ok, you are right. I was not sure why all my revisions were reverted back. I had taken that negatively as I am sure many users do as well. Yes, lets focus on the article. I agree with you on your suggestions. That makes sense about the natural history museum not being the best image choice there. It was also a good idea about the royal albert hall caption. There are plenty of images inside the royal albert hall of students graduations also, which could be more Imperial specific. Thanks for adding additional citations. You are welcome to choose a picture of the royal albert hall if you want or I can as well. I also think it is ideal to try and have images next to the paragraph they are about. It may be best to also find photos that enhance our student interest in the institution. For example, the image of st mary's hospital you inserted in my opinion was an excellent image as it was very high quality and encouraged our student interest and web page engagement. It was done in a neutral tone. Imperial has a long history, such that there may be many images to choose from. There also may be pictures of the royal family and Imperial that might be interesting too. Just my thoughts. Thanks for your hard work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:6003:5900:B88C:6B:B7AF:5896 (talk) 20:24, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
There are still many defining points in Imperial's history that have yet to be written about. This may impact picture choices for you both. These important developments in Imperial's history are on Imperial's website. & — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:42, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

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