OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Wikipedia Women in Red – a monthly workshop to add more biographies of women to Wikipedia

May 31 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

The University’s Information Services team run monthly Wikipedia edit-a-thon focusing on improving the quality of articles about notable women. But these are social and supportive workshops where you can meet like-minded colleagues and edit on any subject.

  • 12:30pm-12.35pm – Housekeeping and Welcome.
  • 12:35pm-1:30pm– Crash course in Wikipedia training.
  • 1:30pm-4:30pm – Research and EDIT!
  • 4:30pm-5pm – Publish.
  • 5pm – Close.

Then you can check how long it takes for your new page to appear in Google’s top ten results!


No prior knowledge is required. You’ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community. Participants will be supported to develop articles of their choice related to notable women missing from Wikipedia.

We’ll be there 12:30pm to 5pm so join us when you can and stay as long as you want to/need to (some people get VERY into writing their articles when they get started).

Open to all. Everyone is welcome.

As part of the university’s commitment to Athena SWAN, the University’s Information Services team run this session as a monthly Wikipedia meetup/edit-a-thon to address the systemic bias on Wikipedia where only 17.74% of biographies are about notable women.

More details can be found on the Women in Red page.

These are informal drop-in sessions so knowledge of Wikipedia editing is beneficial. However, Wikipedia editing can be easy to pick up as this 5 minute walkthrough of the new Visual Editor interface demonstrates. (If you have not edited before then please come at the beginning of the session for a quick crash course).

Come along to learn about how Wikipedia works and create new role models for young and old alike!

NB: Want to host a ‘Women in Red’ event local to your part of the university? Drop Ewan an email: ewan.mcandrew@ed.ac.uk


UoE staff & students booking via MyEd: https://edin.ac/2FLD2rn

If from outside the University please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-in-red-a-project-to-add-biographies-of-women-to-wikipedia-tickets-58988221358?janus_fv=exp_eb_86972_related_events_v2%3DA


Ewan McAndrew


Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area)
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9LJ United Kingdom + Google Map