Even before COVID, school-leavers were under no illusion that their future may be tougher and more uncertain than for any generation in the last few decades. They expect to have to work hard, to adapt, to be resilient and to always be learning. They’re more focused, pragmatic and conservative (with a small c) than ‘millennials’. And they’re acutely aware that any investment they make in education – whether university or otherwise – needs to be valuable in the long-term.
Most prospective students can’t afford to delay building their careers.
The campaign offers a positive, urgent action that USW and its students can take together: Better Tomorrows Start Today.
USW’s approach to education is focused on learning through experience. Turning theory into reality, ideas into action. Students get hands-on from their first term with the same tools and facilities that industry professionals use. It’s the closest thing to being in the industry of your choice whilst at University.
Creatively, the campaign demonstrates the USW appeal of less talk, more action. A series of short, sharp films on TikTok, Facebook and Instagram show what it means to experience a subject, rather than just study it.
With smaller budgets than competitors, distinctiveness and brand attribution for every piece asset is critical. We created a framing device from the USW’s logo which is used consistently, and a direct, bold tone throughout.
And we worked with teams across the university to express the campaign idea across brand and course specific communications, and across all channels, media and events.