Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Swansea is to run a wikipedia edit-a -thon. Please join us!

Students, staff and alumni are invited to take part in the first of a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thon’s aimed at  raising the visibility of inspiring women and celebrating their achievements. 

One of the first women to be added will be Professor Mary Williams, who, according to Swansea University history,is the first female ‘established’ chair at a British University. 

The first event will take place on Thursday Sept 28th 2017.  No experience necessary full training on editing Wikipedia will be given.  Editors are welcomed to contribute in any language – whether creating new content or translating from other languages.   

To register your interest or for more information please contact Jenny Baker ( or Emma Nehemiah (

Edit-a-thon, 28th September 10.00 - 17.00.

Venue: Singleton Park Campus , Library - Training Room 3,  Swansea University, Swansea, SA28PP


10:00 - 10:30       Registration and coffee  

10:30 - 10:40       Introduction

Dr Jenny Baker SPECIFIC, Swansea University

10:40 – 11:00      TBC

Dr Jess Wade -  Imperial College (Women in Science and Engineering board member)

11:00 – 12:00      Wikipedia editing training

Jason Evans Wikimedian in Residence National Library of Wales

12:00 – 12:30      Editing

12:30 – 13:30      lunch

13:30 –14:30       Editing

14:30 – 14:50      Finding and developing content

Dr Alice White – Wikimedian in Residence Welcome Trust

14:50 – 15:00      Q&A and feedback.

15:15 – 17:00      More editing for those keen to stay!

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