For an expansive or striking location, an aerial virtual tour can prove an invaluable marketing asset. Being able to give a sweeping overview of a location or give viewers a new perspective can offer real standout.
The University of Warwick
As one of the Russell Group of Universities, The University of Warwick is a world-leading institution – ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 universities. As a result, it attracts students from all over the globe – with over 40% of students coming from outside the UK. It’s vital that these students and their families are able to get a thorough understanding of the university remotely. They need to interrogate the academic facilities and understand what university life can offer at this particular institution. Current circumstances mean that domestic students may also be unable or unwilling to tour the university itself.
Aerial Virtual Tour – a different means of navigating
The University of Warwick campus covers an area of over 700 acres. The 360 virtual tours could have been linked together for users to navigate through with a map, but instead the University of Warwick team came to us because they wanted something a little different. They wanted students to be able to get an idea of the campus’ scale and position using aerial virtual tours. These aerial 360s give them an overview (quite literally) of the campus; show them how academic buildings and student accommodation relate to each other; see the styles of architecture; and let them ‘dive down’ to explore the buildings that interest them.
Students can see where the running track is in relation to Jack Martin Halls, or Westwood Campus. Viewers can see Coventry beyond the campus on one side, and green spaces surrounding the others – thus helping students and their families understand a little more about the area.
Google Maps Integration
Using Google Maps within the virtual tour gives the viewer extra information. They can see where they are at all times, and even which direction they’re facing in.
Virtual open days
For students outside the local area or overseas, 360s have long offered invaluable insight into academic facilities and campus life. Now however, the Covid pandemic has made university virtual tours absolutely invaluable. Ultimately, prospective students have remote access to locations that they cannot currently tour physically in a permanent ‘virtual open day’.
We’re delighted to have been invited to work with the University of Warwick on their 360 project. Please click here to view the aerial virtual tours.