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(Re)Making Middlesbrough

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Teesside University Library

Room L2.05

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BX

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The internet doesn't know everything. The media gets a lot of things wrong about Middlesbrough. Come and help us change that.

On 28 April 2018, Teesside University will run (Re)Making Middlesbrough, a community edit-a-thon. We'll be looking at how Middlesbrough and surrounding areas, its people, history and culture are represented online, through internet searches and Wikipedia pages.

We'll be looking at what and who is missing from the stories and information that the world sees about our town and community. We'll be asking what needs to be rewritten, how we see ourselves and how the rest of the world sees us.

Central to this are the many misconceptions and prejudices that are often made about our region. We want to change this. We have a lot to be proud of and to celebrate.

Come and get involved - and learn to edit Wikipedia at the same time.

Wikipedia is the 5th most visited website in the world and the first point of information for many so surfacing knowledge there can make a huge impact.


You don't need to know anything about Wikipedia to come along and get involved. No prior knowledge is required. You’ll learn how to edit Wikipedia and participate in an open knowledge community. Staff and student volunteers will support you to write and revise pages on the day.

NB: Please bring a laptop along or email me at s.nicholls@tees.ac.uk if you need to borrow one for the event.


Programme for 28 April - Editathon

  • 10:00am - 10:30am: Welcome

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 am: Training in Wikipedia editing

  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm: EDIT!

    Or drop in when you can and join in the fun.

Take a look at the event page to see if there are pages you would like to help edit/create.
If you fancy learning more about Wikipedia ahead of time, then you can view the
Wiki Basics site.


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TS1 3BX

United Kingdom

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