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Bristol University wins special award

We learned today from Bristol247’s news wire that Bristol University has won a special award for its efforts to ‘bring knowledge to all’ through its collaboration with Wikimedia UK, the UK charity that supports the work of Wikipedia and its sister projects.

The University second in the Educational Institution of the Year category in recognition of its being the first institution to host its own Wikimedia Outreach Ambassador, a post which explored how Wikimedia UK can work with universities to promote innovative education and inform the public about research.

In addition, due to a poor ratio of male to female editors, currently 87:13, the University also hosted a Wikimedia vs Girl Geek Dinners event (news passim) to generate more interest among women who might like to get involved in editing Wikipedia, currently the fifth most visited website in the world.

Read the full story on the Bristol University website.