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University of Exeter protect students

University of Exeter protect students

By investing in capacity management digital signage INTO University of Exeter, is to provide academic pathways that enable international students to progress to University of Exeter degree programmes. 

With more than 23,500 students from 130 different countries, Exeter is a truly international university. The University’s campuses are renowned for offering a safe and diverse community that delivers education and grows social experiences. 

As students and staff return to the campuses of Exeter for the beginning of the new academic year,  INTO University of Exeter has strived to ensure robust measures have been put in place to ensure teaching, study and social spaces are COVID-19 secure for students.

Due to governmental legislations a mixture of in person and online teaching sessions will be delivered and as such, considerable planning and preparation has gone into ensuring that in-person teaching can be delivered in a COVID-19 secure way. 

With the health and wellbeing of students taking overriding priority, the University of Exeter has worked hard over the summer to ensure that all of its campuses are equipped with COVID-19 secure solutions and technology. 

Real- time capacity management

Working with our trusted AV partners, NowSignage has delivered a capacity management solution that counts people entering campus buildings to regulate the number of people allowed in that given space, in line with governmental restrictions. Regulating the flow of people is now more important than ever, and it is the university’s responsibility to monitor this in order to ensure the safety of both students and staff.

To deliver this installation, the NowSignage Capacity Management app communicates with a Hikvision dual-lensed camera and then harnesses the power of a Philips PDS android SoC displays, to visualise the live capacity count on screens located at the building entrances. Installing a ‘people counting sensor’ on your entrances and exits will provide an accurate live data stream to help you make informed and decisive decisions. NowSignage can aggregate real-time data across single or multiple entrances to display a real-time numerical value of the total number of people in any given location at one time.

Tom Ross, Commercial Director at NowSignage: “We are living in some unusual times and it is the responsibility of universities to regulate flow to ensure the safety of students and staff. Universities therefore need to adapt accordingly and, crucially, very quickly. We have the most robust solution on the market to promote a safe environment and give your students confidence”. 

Wherever students are, in the current climate and into the foreseeable future, the requirement for safer social distancing is a new reality. Whether in a lecture theatre, a library, or a common room, managing the number of people on premises has never been more important.

Use capacity data to improve student safety on campus  

One of the major benefits of the NowSignage Capacity Management solution is the way that people counting data can be exported as reports for in-depth analysis. Using this data provides universities with the necessary insight to truly understand the attendance rates and flow of students around campus. 

For example, this is helping the University of Exeter understand what number of students are attending their campus buildings, so they can understand which facilities are not being used or those that are being overused. This in turn, enables the university to adapt regulations to adjust the flow of students around campus spaces. 

University of Exeter protect students

Other COVID measures being implemented

In order to comply with ongoing governmental regulations, the university has also asked that all students and staff alike adhere to strict procedures when visiting campuses:

  • Fill seats furthest from the door first
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Wear a face covering (unless exempt)
  • Clean your desk area before you use it
  • Note your seat & room location
  • Please don’t eat, or drink (apart from water bottles)
  • Leave from seats nearest the door first

For more information about the NowSignage Capacity Management solution, or to see how our cloud-based digital signage platform can deliver your campus requirements, please get in touch via

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