The University of Nottingham


Welcome to the University of Nottingham Student Switch Off campaign – your chance to fight climate change and win prizes for yourself & your hall, all for doing easy things to save energy.

Ben & Jerry’s for my hall?
All the halls at Nottingham compete to save energy and recycle and at the end of the year the hall that saved the most energy and recycled the best gets a Ben & Jerry’s delivery (including vegan flavours!)!

Interesting, how can I win?
To help your hall win just save energy and recycle where possible over the year by following our simple energy-saving tips. We also give away individual prizes over the year such as Ben & Jerry’s and TOTUM cards. These are given out to students who get involved in our social media competitions that run every 2-3 weeks. Like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram (@studentswitchoff) and Twitter (@nus_switchoff) for a chance to win!

Volunteer with us
With over 4,000 students living in halls, we need all the help we can get in spreading the energy-saving message. Every year we train volunteers with transferable skills on communication, team-work and campaigning and these Ambassadors encourage their friends and flat-mates to save energy and recycle wherever possible through events and knowledge-sharing. If you’d like to be one of our fantastic Ambassadors, our training will be held in October – keep an eye out for details coming soon by liking our Facebook page.

Which halls are taking part?
The halls that are taking part at Nottingham are: Ancaster, Cavendish, Cripps, Derby, Florence Boot, Hugh Stewart, Lenton & Wortley, Lincoln, Melton, Newark, Nightingale, Rutland, Sherwood, Southwell and Willoughby. Students living in other halls or in private accommodation aren’t taking part in the competition, but it’s still really important to save energy to reduce your carbon footprint (and keep your bills low!).

Tell me more..
Click on the tabs on the left hand side for information on the halls leaderboard, key dates for the year, competitions, our climate change quiz, how to get involved and practical information on what can/can’t be recycled. Good luck in the competition!