Talk:University of Westminster

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Removal of relevant and cited information[edit]

Wholly factual details of financials, faculties and schools and leadership/organisation are entirely standard for university articles and should not be removed without prior discussion here. That these have been removed by an editor who yesterday festooned this article with a vast number of unnecessary maintenance tags, is especially disappointing.Rangoon11 (talk) 14:11, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Where does it say that this is standard practice for University articles? Just because something is true does not mean it is, as you say, "relevant" or belongs in an encyclopedia article. I repeat, Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of facts. Secondly, I have explained several times why I tagged the sections and statements that I did. Stop bitching because I tried to add some editorial rigour to your rose-tinted essay about UoW. You do not own this article. If that disappoints you, tough cookies. Or am I being too "nasty" for you again? Famousdog (talk) 15:21, 10 February 2012 (UTC)

Chancellor Baron Paul[edit]

Here's some useful info:

Lord Paul is the chancellor[1][2]. His family trust has given £300,000 to the university.[3] Since the 1960s he has lived in Portland Place, around the corner from the flagship building.[4]

Not sure where this fits best. Governing structure? Staff? He is the titular head of the institution so he needs to get a couple of lines (especially given the financial angle, and him being in the news). BrainyBabe (talk) 14:04, 21 March 2012 (UTC)


Jihadi John, Washington Post[edit]

I'm no good at altering wikipedia entries, but could someone please add an entry about this university is notorious for the creation of radical Islamist terrorists. You could quote the Washington Post article listed here as a source:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jihadi-john-a-graduate-of-my-radical-university/2015/02/27/2e36ea64-bde4-11e4-8668-4e7ba8439ca6_story.html

I can't believe this hasn't been added already. There must be thousands of people coming to wikipedia to find information and links to Westminster University and its connection to international Islamic terrorism but there isn't any mention of it. Surely this warrants as relevant information given Westminster University has appeared on numerous TV and newspaper articles? The fact that its embarrassing to the Uni should not prevent it from being prominently displayed, as terrorism has become the University's biggest and most famous export. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.160.171.246 (talk) 10:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Boosterism[edit]

There is a great deal of boosterism being added in recent edits of this articles lead:

  • removal of reference to its history as a polytechnic - the lead should summarise the article, not change history (Westminister didn't receive a charter until 1992)
  • links to Oxbridge and Westminster School, not apparent in source
  • boosterism of the university rankings which are favourable, most sourced to the university itself!

Find reliable sources if you are going to make bold statements which may not be believable, WP:RS, the university is not a reliable source. Please also read WP:UNIGUIDE, the style guide for university articles. Aloneinthewild (talk) 22:11, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Hah! Just got an edit conflict and saw you'd made all the same edits :) . Bromley86 (talk) 22:21, 12 August 2015 (UTC)