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Welcome to the University of Essex Student Switch Off!

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a reward for your hall, all for doing easy things to save energy.

Reward for my residence?

Yep! All the residences at the University of Essex are competing to be the best at energy-saving and at the end of the year the residence that’s been the greenest gets a Ben & Jerry’s party! To help your residence come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

How do I win Ben and Jerry’s?

We’ve got loads of great prizes to give out in our photo competitions, like Ben and Jerry’s (big tubs!), SU vouchers and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy or recycling onto the facebook fanpage. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well so make get on the email list and “Like” the University of Essex Student Switch Off Facebook fanpage so you don’t miss out.


2015-16 results

The winners of the competition this year were North Houses who did brilliantly with their energy saving who managed a 9.2% reduction in usage! The full leaderboard is below:

  1. North Houses
  2. Keynes Tower
  3. William Morris Tower
  4. South Courts
  5. Bertrand Russell Tower
  6. Rayleigh Tower
  7. Meadows and Quays
  8. Southend
  9. Eddington Tower
  10. Tawney Tower


2014-15 results

Over the year we’ve looked at which halls have saved the most energy and how well you’ve been doing in our quizzes, competitions and training sessions. North Campus did brilliantly at both engagement and saving energy and are this year’s winners! Here’s the full leaderboard…

1st: North Campus

2nd: University Square Southend

3rd: Meadows and Quays

4th: South Campus

Photos from the Essex Student Switch Off


The campaign at the University of Essex is run by Rachel, contact her here if you have any questions or suggestions.


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