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Students Turned On by Switching Off

Students living in the University's Halls of Residence this year have been winning prizes such as Ben and Jerry's ice cream, NUS Extra cards and cinema tickets - Just for taking part in the Student Switch Off energy-saving competition.

Collectively the small energy-saving actions that students completed this year have added up to big energy savings!

Top 10 Energy-Saving Halls of Residence 2014-2015

Here are the top ten energy-saving halls this year.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Clevelands Buildings!

  1. Cleveland Buildings
  2. The Lodge
  3. Wolfson Terrace
  4. John Wood Court KA
  5. Woodland Court Block C
  6. John Wood Court KE
  7. Canal Wharf
  8. John Wood Building
  9. Norwood House Level 6
  10. Osborne House

To celebrate the great energy-saving habits that students have adopted, the top halls were invited to a beer and curry night, where they enjoyed tucking into free food and drink as well as a whole tub of Ben and Jerry's each for dessert.

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Across all the halls last year electricity usage reduced by 2%, saving over 22 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

Thanks to all the students that took part and don't forget to switch off before you go!

Energy-Saving Activities, Hints, Tips and Prizes

Students have taken part in a number of activities throughout the year including photo competitions and quizzes, as well as receiving tips and encouragement to try to win the overall competition.

See also the student Switch Off Facebook group to find out more  or to see silly photos of students doing their best to win!

Did You Know That.....

This year, Student Switch Off has also gone international! We are part of a consortia of European Universities running the SAVES project (Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings).

Our students have been not only competing amongst themselves, but with students in Sweden, Lithuania, Greece and Cyprus.

The SAVES project is developing a live dashboard that will be used to give direct feedback to students on their performance.

And after we've conquered Europe, then the next step is.....