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The advertising environment for educational institutes is highly competitive, especially in the run-up to and during the summer months, as they begin to invite increasing numbers of students across the UK.

Amidst the abundance of digital marketing strategies, Outdoor advertising is a tried-and-tested method that continues to make a significant impact. Utilising billboards, buses, and signage, schools and universities across the country are embracing the great outdoors to captivate audiences and inspire the pursuit of knowledge. Here we discuss key points as to why Out Of Home (OOH) can help institutes be top of their class.

Outdoor advertising commands attention with its larger-than-life presence by creating a captivating visual impact. Billboards and banners placed strategically in bustling city centers, near residential areas, transportation hubs (bus stops and train stations), popular community gathering spots, along highways, or near educational hubs can’t be missed. The sheer size and vibrant creative can instantly catch the eye and can ensure schools and universities can get their message to parents, students, and even working professionals who may be considering further education or a change in career path.

Outdoor advertising also has the power to inspire, evoke emotions and demonstrate their commitment to the surrounding communities. This presence sparks curiosity and encourages residents to explore the educational opportunities available within their local area and by featuring imagery of successful alumni, notable accomplishments, or inspiring quotes from esteemed faculty, schools, and universities can ignite a sense of aspiration within potential students.


Outdoor advertising allows schools and universities to highlight their unique offerings from cutting-edge research facilities and state-of-the-art classrooms to expansive libraries and sports facilities as well as engaging with students during the holiday break promoting summer camps, workshops, or specialized courses. By showcasing these exceptional features, educational institutions can differentiate themselves and attract individuals seeking a truly enriching learning environment enticing parents and students alike to explore these enriching opportunities.

As the summer season unfolds, UK schools and universities are taking advantage of the power of outdoor advertising to promote their institutions and connect with prospective students. From captivating visuals to targeted messaging, outdoor advertisements allow educational institutions to engage communities and inspire individuals to embark on an educational journey.

Find out more about the different formats available for institutions