University Signs

Wayfinding can be crucial in hospital and healthcare environments. We design clear and legible wayfinding and directional schemes for hospitals.

Modern University Signs for Modern Educational Institutions.

Wayfinding and navigation is crucial on university campuses to help students navigate. Our wayfinding schemes introduce innovative sign products to inspire students.

The Key Factors in Creating a Successful University Signage Scheme

Signage is an important part of a university campus, as it helps facilitate navigation and communication in a large, complex environment. How does a structured signage scheme improve a University campus?


A professionally installed signage scheme is essential for providing directional information to visitors and students, such as the location of buildings, classrooms, libraries, offices, and other facilities on campus.


Signage should be designed with accessibility in mind, including features like large fonts, high-contrast colours for legibility, Braille and tactile lettering for visually or hearing-impaired individuals, and pictograms/symbols for those who do not speak the local language or have difficulty reading.

Alert and Notifications

Signage can be used to notify faculty staff and students about safety alerts due to weather events, closure of facilities or other potential risks on campus.

Signage can also provide guidance on topics such as appropriate use of shared spaces or prohibited behaviours.

Promotional Branding

University campuses often use signage to promote upcoming events or activities being held on campus or related student organisations. This type of signage is especially helpful in engaging students in extracurricular activities outside of their studies.

Signage design to give Universities an advantage. Modular systems and modern materials.

Universities are increasingly competitive in nature. Their ability to attract students helps to create thriving student populations. Along with excellent academic facilities, students are aware of the surroundings and learning environment in which they will be spending several years.

Signage can be used to create a unique identity and demonstrate that Universities are as considerate about the learning environment as they are about the learning material.

xsign has worked with numerous on-site contractors at the University of Birmingham, University of Northampton, University of Leicester and Birmingham City University on key projects.

University Signage Using a Patented Product Set.

We’ve developed a patented product set which is ideally suited to University signage schemes.


jigsaw™ is the first engineered sign type developed and patented by xsign in 2000.

jigsaw™ allows for the easy changing of panels should the wayfinding scheme need to change, making it ideally suited to University campuses.


Prestbury Medical Centre

puzzle™ is a modular signage system that is designed to be assembled in different configurations and using a range of materials, allowing for adaptable signage solutions.

Use the secret sliding mechanism to easily change paper inserts, which is really useful for meeting rooms and University lecture rooms.


Sign scheduling is often delayed when an organisation is relocating and in a state of flux.

folio™ is a paper insert sign system. If you can’t complete the sign schedule immediately, folio™ can be a useful interim solution whilst the sign schedule is completed. folio™ can be installed quickly and paper inserts can be added later.


Newark Orchard School Talky Sign

Imagine if a sign could talk. With talky™ Signs, they do. We’ve developed a programmable talking sign, that speaks at the push of a button. Perfect for use on University campuses for those with accessibility needs.

Press the talky™ button and the sign talks to you. Building officers and facilities managers can programme the sign by recording an audio message.

Wayfinding and Bespoke signs for Universities. Ease of change and total security with our modular sign systems.

As one of the most complex public environments to navigate, wayfinding signs are critical to ensure visitors, staff and most of all students, are enabled to move around university campuses and buildings from one lecture to the next.

While branding is key externally, internally navigation of complex and constantly changing environments is essential. We have employed our engineered sign systems, as well as bespoke designs to aid this around the world. Our sign product puzzle™ was initially developed exclusively to meet a university’s request to have a flexible, yet lockable paper holding sign. jigsaw™ is used with a range of materials, offering complete flexibility for a changing environment with an integral anti-tamper locking mechanism.