Talk:Plymouth University

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NPOV[edit]

Phrases used in this article appears to read more like an advertisement than a factual document. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PhuryPrime (talkcontribs) 14 November 2006‎

The information contained on the page appears to be verifiable so surely it's acceptable? Although "famous staff" doesn't sound like a suitable section name to me personally. Suriel1981 20:46, 16 February 2007‎ (UTC)

Rankings[edit]

Before re-editing the information about the 2006 Guardian rankings, please check the Guardian's web page; the Guardian made a number of embarrassing errors in its initial publication of the results. The rankings seem to have stabilised now and place Plymouth 40th - well below Exeter at 28th despite claims repeatedly made on this page by an anon. seglea 21:40, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

Regarding the Guardian rankings, the 2007 rankings place Plymouth at 35th, so they indeed appear to have stabilised. Note that Exeter is ranked 34th in 2007, so perhaps anon was demonstrating a degree of prescience? However, any rankings of universities or academic departments ought to be taken with a grain of salt. Imogen27 09:57, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Chancellor[edit]

Does UoP have a chancellor? -This is a ceremonial role, currently the University has only a vice-chancellor which is the highest role in the University. There is also a motto which is to be unveiled within the next few weeks with crest. RobertBFC 10:54, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Associated Institutions[edit]

For what I've read, I guess the Greenwich School of Management (www.greenwich-college.co.uk) is an associated college? It does offer MBA Programmes from the University of Plymouth... Perhaps it would be worth mentioning all associated institutions in this article? --Pinnecco 15:08, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

If one is going to mention associated institutions I would like to see an outline of how they are associated please Jpe2015 (talk) 21:26, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

University ratings[edit]

(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 23:20, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Change famous staff to notable staff[edit]

I agree that 'famous staff' is not the right phrase. One also wonders why if there is a section on notable staff there is not one on notable students, though perhaps this would cause some problems for other universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 81.20.183.55 (talk) 11:26, 28 March 2007 (UTC). →Apart from Pat Butcher there aren't any notable students. Pat Butcher appears to be an alumnus of Rolle College Pre-incorporation with University of Plymouth Jpe2015 (talk) 18:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

There are in fact, many notable former students. The problem is that due to the continual re-organisation and incorporation of other colleges, this gets lost. (talk) 21:27, 20 September 2014 (UTC)sorry - omitted to signJpe2015 (talk) 18:46, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Recent Developments.[edit]

It might be a good idea to have references for the costs of the new buildings, otherwise it just comes across a bit like an advert and not an encyclopedic entry.BananaNoodle (talk) 20:04, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Accommodation[edit]

Is this section needed, it sounds a little to advertisment like for my liking. What do others think? BananaNoodle (talk) 23:01, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Anyone? I just think that a general audience is not really going to be interested in wether or not a particular halls of residence is en-suite. BananaNoodle (talk) 14:56, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

It might be useful for general knowledge? 141.163.180.70 (talk) 18:15, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Nothing wrong with it to my eyes. Other universities have pages just for the accommodation, so I don't see why it should be removed, perhaps just moved? Stuartpgardner (talk) 15:03, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I will expand on this part of the article soon and then you can decide if it needs to be moved? International2008 (talk) 08:03, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Now the article has been extended - do you think it needs moving or not? International2008 (talk) 16:14, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

History[edit]

I really doubt that the University of Plymouth absorbed "Tavistock College". What is the evidence for this? --Strathdon (talk) 16:20, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Surely this statement is incorrect "The new university absorbed the Plymouth School of Maritime Studies and Tavistock College." as it stands this links to Tavistock College- a secondary school in Tavistock run by Devon County Council. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jpe2015 (talkcontribs) 21:21, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

"and Tavistock College" was added by an IP editor in Jan 2009. I agree it appears incorrect and there's no mention of Tavistock on http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/pages/view.asp?page=26069 so I've just deleted it. Qwfp (talk) 11:34, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

The History section looks like updating could be useful: making a note of a few references to help this process: will add to this list as time permits with a view to editing the page - all accessed 26th September 2014. Origins of the University [1] [2] Maritime Links: The ship, Tectona [3]. [4] Marine Academy Plymouth [5] Optometry: developments [6] Changes to [Plymouth University School of Medicine and Dentistry] formerly a joint collaboration with University of Exeter, previously known as Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry & now known as [PUPSMED] [7] [8] [9] [10] Divergence from Exeter(for comparison) [11] [12] Jpe2015 (talk) 19:39, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

References

Controversies[edit]

IN 2014 the establishment seems to be mired in controversy, yet the mess is obscured in the history section. The rather expensive graduation chairs have also hit the news and this does seem to be notable. See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-29262526 for the chairs item Fiddle Faddle 15:25, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

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