Talk:King's College London Students' Union

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This article is hardly balanced

It's largely factual, is it not? --Coffeelover 22:06, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Factual is not the same as balanced. It depends whose facts you use
What suggestions do you have? This is a very new article, based largely on UCL Unions entry. --Coffeelover 22:45, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Since next to nothing has been offered the article not being NPOV, can I propose to remove the tag until any time that someone actually puts forward a stronger case. If there are no objections, I'll do so in 24 hours. Timrollpickering 14:14, 1 May 2005 (UTC)

Oldest Union in England[edit]

This, like the "third oldest university" in Britain is a much contested title. It is certainly not something that can be claimed without citation. I know there is a rivalry between UCL and Kings, but it doesn't mean we can use original research. I have found half the pages on the internet support the idea that UCL has the oldest union, and half that support the idea that Kings have the oldest union. I cannot find any conclusive or exhaustive evidence of either being true. If somebody has the time I would suggest a separate article regarding the matter. Freols (talk) 22:37, 22 February 2009 (UTC)


Ah - the trivialities! :-) Is Reggie still carried round the Aldwych at the Freshers' March every year, or have health and safety concerns stopped this?. Reggie had already been filled with concrete for many years when I arrived at King's in 1974. He was bloody heavy and it took about 20 to lift him. Reggie was "re-equipped" in 1976, having been castrated by UCL students of a previous generation. I was secretary of the Students' Union from 1977-78, and I still have copies of handbooks and the then newspaper Magus. I'll add a bit more to this article when I have time. Sasha 15:23, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Students' Union / Association sabs list deletion[edit]

  • I've started a discussion on Chriscf's Talk Page as this involve all the union's page. Please go there to provide your opinion if you're interested. -- KTC 16:04, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
    • I will be removing the above discussion from my talk page. User talk pages are for personal communication. They are not for conducting general content debates. Feel free to start a discussion in the Wikipedia namespace, but this is not an appropriate discussion for user pages. Chris talk back 16:01, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
      • Discussion was needed because of your unilateral deletion on multiple pages. So in a sense, your talk page does fit for purpose. Anyhow, it's now at Talk:Students Union -- KTC 03:45, 20 December 2005 (UTC)

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Hello wikipedians. Noticed this article was deleted and redirected to the main university as it was felt that KCLSU was not sufficiently independent/different. KCLSU is an independent charity from the University with it's own board, history and structures. It is linked to notable personalities like Ivison Macadam, Reggie the lion and Desmond Tutu. Rather than redirecting to the main University given the 145 year old history of the student's union I believe the page should be reinstated. Teamdcmr12 (talk) 09:15, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Largoplazo's replacement of the article with a redirect in July was with regard to what they considered the subject's notability - specifically its notability as a separate organisation to King's College. Connection to things or people who are notable does not endow notability by association. With regard to Wikipedia's notability criteria, see WP:NOTABILITY.
Your change to the project banner above does not undo the redirect, but if you think the subject can be shown to be notable, you may undo the redirect on the article page.--DavidCane (talk) 19:10, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Someone just restored the article. Based on the above, I'll wait a couple of weeks to see whether notability is demonstrated, otherwise I'll restore the redirect. Largoplazo (talk) 04:20, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

I have checked out and cleaned up the references and sadly almost none are independent of the subject. The article is quite well written but cruelly lacks independent RS. Unless someone can find the sources it should be a redirect I believe. Domdeparis (talk) 11:14, 20 January 2018 (UTC)