Three reasons why every school, college or university should have a virtual tour on their website
In today’s world, especially since the outbreak of Covid-19, being able to explore an educational facility from the comfort of an armchair has its merits before making that big, educational decision. Virtual tours are on the rise, because it’s a safe, and easy way to show parents and students all the facilities that are available, without them actually being there in person.
Here are three very important reasons why an educational establishment should include a virtual tour on their website.
It is a really convenient, and effective way of showing busy parents around a school without them having to take a physical tour. They can gain a greater understanding of what is available, and whether it is the right fit for their child’s needs.
A virtual tour also opens up the doors to wider audiences, allowing those considering moving to the area an opportunity to take a guided walk around. University students who live too far away to make a physical visit have the benefit of gaining a greater insight into specialist courses before applying.
- Showcases the facilities
A virtual tour brings to life the buildings, the atmosphere, the facilities and the layout. It provides a powerful, visual experience of what is available. It’s an opportunity for schools, colleges and universities to showcase areas and elements that they are particularly proud of, and show off what makes them different from the others.
- Creates engagement
Enabling visitors to take a virtual tour is far more engaging than a gallery of static photographs. They are given an experience of having actually been taken a guided ‘walk’ through the buildings and grounds and can be shown where different classes and courses are taught. University campuses and boarding schools can show the living accommodation, which is important for students anxious about moving away from home. It also provides reassurance to parents who are considering boarding school for their child.
A Virtual Tour creates a very powerful message, so whether you are a school, college or university, please do get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be delighted to build one for you.