Student Switch Off Week of Action – May 2021

Student Switch Off Week of Action

May 10th – 14th: Get involved, take action and win prizes with Student Switch Off!. The Student Switch Off Week of Action is your chance to get more involved with Student Switch Off through a range of different activities which will support you to live sustainably and create positive change in your home and university.

Monday 10th May: Competition

Competition: what have yo learnt about sustainability? Graphic of a lightbulb and question marks.
Enter our competition to win a £10 voucher for either The Kind Store (zero-waste and sustainable shopping), National Book Tokens or Etsy. The competition is all about reflecting on what you’ve learnt about sustainability this year. Enter here for your chance to win!

Tuesday 11th May: Online masterclass

Masterclass: introduction to ethical finance and investments. Learn about how money influences our world and what you can do about it. Graphic of a bank and dollar sign.
May’s online Student Switch Off masterclass is a self-study worksheet to introduce you to ethical finance and investments, and how money influences the world around us. There is no grading or scoring, so you can use the resources and activities in the worksheet to reflect and learn independently at your own pace. You can also take our masterclasses from earlier in the year on creating positive change and climate education.

Wednesday 12th May: Webinar

Webinar: reducing your exposure to energy poverty and cold homes. 12pm , 12th May. Find out more about environmental justice and keeping warm in your home.
On Wednesday 12th May at 12pm we will be holding a webinar titled Student homes: energy, comfort and fuel poverty. Join us to understand more about what energy poverty is, and why students are particularly vulnerable to energy poverty. We will go over some actions that you can take to reduce your exposure to fuel poverty when renting (keeping your energy bills low and staying warm and comfortable in your rented house), including househunting tips and recommendations for different groups.Register your place on zoom here.

Thursday 13th May: Competition

Competition: what does EPC stand for? Graphic of an energy symbol and question marks.

Enter our second competition of the week to win a £10 voucher for either The Kind Store (zero-waste and sustainable shopping), National Book Tokens or Etsy. The competition is all about energy perfomance at home. Enter here for your chance to win!

Friday 14th May: Skills workshop

Workshop: bringing sustainability values into your future career. 12pm, 14th May. Want to explore how you can make a positive impact in your future career?
On Friday 14th May at 12pm we will be holding a special skills workshop on Taking sustainability values into your career. This workshop will support you to communicate your sustainability values with confidence, critically assess potential future employers in relation to sustainability, and develop a toolkit for being a sustainability professional within any career choice. Register for the skills workshop on Eventbrite here.

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