Student blog: Sakski from LSE

As the second month of the new year approaches, the stress of finding a place to rent for the next academic year seeps in as well (as if January exams weren’t stressful enough!). But the bigger problem is finding a house that is not only within your budget but is also energy efficient- because we […]

Energy saving with Buddy the Elf

5 Ways to Save Energy This Winter as Told Through Buddy the Elf 1. Don’t be a cotton- headed ninny- muggins. I know that this is supposed to be a list of things to do based on Buddy the Elf, but this is one thing that you shouldn’t do! Don’t just sit around and be […]

Avoid large energy bills

If you’ve been living in halls over the last year you will almost certainly have been paying an inclusive fee that covers your energy usage. When you move into the private-rented sector, however, you’ll probably pay based on how much energy you use. We’ve collated energy data from halls of residence across the UK to […]


We’ve had another great year running the Student Switch Off on 38 campuses across the UK and want to say a massive thanks to all the students, unions, accommodation and estates teams who have taken part in the campaign. Thanks to your efforts we have: Reached 129,500 students living in halls of residence Enagaged over 25,000 […]

Let’s get quizzical!

We’ve just launched our second climate change change quiz of the year across all 38 universities running Student Switch Off. The quiz contains six questions about climate change and energy-saving, everyone who completes the quiz goes into the draw to win Ben & Jerry’s AND the four halls from across the UK with the highest […]

Meet Frederic!

Over the year we’ll be profiling many of the amazing students who support the Student Switch Off campaign as Ambassadors. Today we’d like to introduce Frederic! Frederic – 2nd Year Psychology – Residence Mentor – University of Exeter Why did you get involved in Student Switch Off? It was cool to get involved with an environmental campaign and […]

What a term!

As the first term comes to an end, we’re taking stock of the achievements over the last few months – it’s been a whirlwind of Freshers fayres, Ambassador training sessions, quizzes, halls visits and photo competitions and the level of student engagement has been fantastic! Here are our stats for the term: – 38 universities […]

Advice for renters

If you’re moving into the private rented sector there are loads of ways for you to minimise your energy bills. We’ve put together this advice document which will hopefully help you along the way and you can also check out the NUS Ready to Rent website for wider information on your rights as tenants and […]

Website a-go-go!

We’re delighted to have launched our new website in time for the academic year, phew!   We’ve made a lot of improvements to create a hub of Student Switch Off information for each university – including a list of key dates, the online climate change quiz, the leaderboard of the residences/colleges, photos, and advice on energy-saving, […]

Your summer shopping list

You’ve made it through your first year of university – congratulations! We hope you’ve been trying really hard this year to save energy in your halls as part of Student Switch Off, but now it’s time to look ahead at some things you can buy and make to continue with your eco efforts next year!