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.

Signage Projects Delivered at Universities and Higher Education institutions around the UK

>>Design, manufacture and installation of the external and internal signage scheme at the brand new Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Building.

>>Continuing a long-standing partnership with the completion of the signage project at the School of Engineering.

>>xsign provided the internal and external signage at National Brownfield Institute at the University of Wolverhampton.

>>xsign supplied the internal and external signage at Capa College in Wakefield, Yorkshire.

>>xsign were specified by Overbury to provide the signage package at Stratford-upon-Avon College.

>>Continuing our work in Cambridgeshire with a high class internal and external signage package.

>>Working with contractor ISG and Associated Architects on a fantastic signage scheme.

>>Signage scheme at Nottingham City College, an educational institution at the heart of Nottingham City Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

University campuses are unique, not only because of the size, but also because there is a constant influx of new students, and a huge variety of buildings and facilities to navigate. xsign caters to these diverse needs with customised signage solutions designed to enhance learning environments, guide visitors, staff, and students, and uphold the institution’s identity and values. 


Yes, our highly skilled and qualified architects can create signage that honours your university’s heritage while still embracing modern design, bridging the past with present aesthetics. See our case study on the University of Worcester for photos and details about this exciting university signage project


University signage can be made more engaging by incorporating interactive elements, illumination, and vibrant designs into signage to make campus navigation and communication engaging for the student body. 


xsign offers a range of easily updateable signage options such as digital displays and patented interchangeable sign systems for dynamic university content. Signs that can be changed easily have many benefits but importantly, they can reduce students getting lost when last minute room changes are made to lectures. 


Yes, xsign provides a range of options to suit different budgets, ensuring that universities of all sizes can access quality signage solutions.


Our designers look at a range of durable materials for every project recommends using high-grade materials like stainless steel, vinyl, and treated wood that endure harsh weather while maintaining the integrity of the campus aesthetic.


When delivering a university signage project xsign include compliant signage for security, medical equipment, wayfinding, and emergency information, contributing to a safer campus environment. The health and safety of students and staff is paramount to any university administration and demonstrate our dedication to this, not only through our accurate signage, but also by belonging to ISO14000 and ISO 9001. 


Accessibility is a priority, and xsign ensures that all signage meets the highest standards to both protect and facilitate independence of impaired people. As part of our services, we offer braille, Talky signs, and clear visual cues to aid navigation. 

The timeline for a university signage project can vary based on scope and complexity, but xsign is dedicated to efficient processes and will work to meet your specific time constraints. At an early stage of the planning process all parties will be able to agree on a timescale that has the best outcomes for everyone.