Visit University

Maximillion was delighted to support Visit University on their programme of bringing undergraduate students to the UK to explore faculties, attractions and cities. Using our Wildgoose Scotland technology we created a game to fit the brief and help students navigate Scotland’s capital city.

Event Details

Date: July 2015
Venue: University of Edinburgh
Format: 3 x half day events
Guests: 47 participants in total


The overall objective was to enhance the Visit University guest experience of Edinburgh by encouraging participants to explore the city, discover useful information & facts, navigate to points of interests, student venues & facilities and make new friends. Teams self-navigated to inspire learning and spend time together to find out what Edinburgh had to offer as a city and as a student destination.

What we did

Using Wildgoose Scotland technology we designed and built a Visit University branded treasure hunt. The route highlighted parts of Edinburgh’s old town and drove footfall from the University of Edinburgh library through the Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. At the same time, team members were challenged to participate in collaborative team activities and photo challenges. When time was up the group came together for a light hearted presentation of their photos and a prize giving session. Participant event feedback was reviewed post event.

Who took part

Oriental undergraduate students who had enrolled with Visit University to experience a variety of universities and what they offered. It also provided the students with an opportunity to meet with lecturers, view facilities and make new friends.

What they said

“Visit University approached Maximillion seeking an interesting way to engage a number of visiting groups from China in the city of Edinburgh. The Wildgoose game proved to be the perfect way to do this. Content and timings could be easily altered to ensure the game was really suitable for each of the groups. The format of the activity was new to the participants and therefore really interesting, and the event management provided was of a very high standard – we will definitely use this game again.”

Nick Scott, Director, Visit University