University of Hertfordshire Wikipedia workshop

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For a report from the day, including list of participants, see here.

University of Hertfordshire Wikipedia workshop - In a nutshell

  • Where?: University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AB
  • When?: Tuesday 14 August 2012, 10am-4pm
  • Point of contact: Daria Cybulska. You can also call 0207 065 0994 or email University of Hertfordshire - Jackie Hanley (

A one-day, free, hands-on training event for University of Hertfordshire staff in improving Wikipedia, arranged in cooperation with Wikimedia UK. Attendees were asked to bring their own laptops and to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance. The participants were mainly Marketing and PR staff, with 4/5 participants from the faculties/schools.

University of Hertfordshire

Agenda[edit | edit source]

Suggested topics and scheme (also see below*):

  • 10am start and set up; Introduction of participants
  • What Wikipedia is and is not - Commons
  • Basics of Editing
  • User space: user page; talk page; sandbox
  • Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work
  • Plenary discussion - making and editing articles
  • 12:30pm -1:30pm lunch
  • Sources, referencing, WP:V
  • Images
  • Practical work - 1-on-1 and small group work
  • Plenary discussion - What's next; Help!
  • 4pm finish

Trainers[edit | edit source]

Information for trainers[edit | edit source]

- For any queries please contact Daria Cybulska (, 0207 065 0994
- Directions:

Please go straight to MacLaurin Building, Bishop Square, Hatfield AL10 9NA opposite our De Havilland campus. If you are coming via train then I recommend jumping in a taxi from Hatfield train station. Parking spaces available. A map can be downloaded from

The room has a projector

All trainers require to have an account created with the university to access the wireless network.

Lunch provided by the venue, expenses by Wikimedia UK.