The University of Nottingham


Welcome to the University of Nottingham Student Switch Off campaign

What is Student Switch Off?

Student Switch Off (SSO) is an sustainability campaign running at the University of Nottingham which supports and encourages students living in halls of residence to save energy and water, as well as recycle.

The halls that are taking part at Nottingham are: Ancaster, Beeston, Cavendish, Cripps, Derby, Florence Boot, Hugh Stewart, Lenton & Wortley, Lincoln, Melton, Newark, Nightingale, Rutland, Sherwood, Southwell and Willoughby. If you live in one of these halls you are automatically taking part in the competition but visit our get involved page to find out how you can do more and win individual prizes like Ben & Jerry’s and TOTUM cards.

At the end of the year, the hall that saves the most energy & recycles the best will win a prize!

Why does Student Switch Off exist?

Student Switch Off provides a platform for students to take personal action on the Climate Crisis.

  • Halls of residence are energy & water intensive buildings
  • Inefficient electricity, heat and water use all contribute to the Climate Crisis
  • When bills are included in rent, we may not be as enticed to save
  • Reducing energy & water waste is a great way to reduce negative environmental and social impact
  • Reducing waste and recycling where possible also saves energy, resources and cuts CO2 emissions

What impact does the campaign have?

The campaign runs in universities across Europe and in the past 12 years we have…

Volunteer with us

We need students living in halls to help spread the campaign message! At the beginning of the academic year we hold a training session for campaign Ambassadors. In this role you could gain transferable skills in:

Using these skills, your knowledge and enthusiasm, you can support and motivate your friends and flat-mates to become more energy & water aware and to recycle where possible. Keep an eye out for training details coming soon!

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