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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!

Why we love Spring

The first day of Spring passed us by a couple of weeks ago, but it didn’t really start to feel like Spring until the bank holiday weekend and the clocks went forward. Now the days are longer and it’s starting to feel a little warmer. Here’s why we love Spring so much at Student Switch Off!

Go Green Week at the University of Worcester

Take a minute to read about how Green Week went at the University of Worcester (blog by Maia – a 1st year student at University of Worcester who helped to co-ordinate the event!)

6 stages everyone goes through on a cold evening

So far we’ve had a pretty mild winter, but it looks like January is going to be a cold one so brace yourselves! Here are the six stages everyone goes through when temperatures plummet in the evening…

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