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Welcome to the Foundation for International Education Student Switch Off!

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a Ben & Jerry’s party for your residence, all for doing easy things to help the environment!

Ben & Jerry’s for my residence?

Yep! During Spring 2016 semester, all FIE’s residence’s in London are competing to save energy and at the end of the term 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?

As well as the communal prize, we’ve got loads of great prizes to give out at the individual level in our photo competitions, like more Ben & Jerry’s (big tubs!). These run once every 2-3 weeks and involve uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook page ‘FIE London Student Switch Off’.  It really is as simple as that!! There are lots of other competitions as well so get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook page so you don’t miss out.

Spring 2016 timetable

There are loads of opportunities to get involved in the Student Switch Off campaign over Spring 2016. The timetable for the events is as follows:
Friday 8th Jan – welcome event in Imperial College – come and chat to us on our stall and sign-up to support the campaign
Wednesday 13th Jan, 12.30 – 1.30pm, Vivienne Westwood Room – SSO Ambassador training – for all students in residences, staff and faculty. Come along to our fun, informal training session to find out more about SSO and how you can get involved. Great for your CV!
Wednesday 20th Jan – photo competition themed around putting on extra layers. The first 5 students to upload a photo will win a prize. Like the Facebook page or join the mailing list above to receive details about the competition
Monday 25th Jan – the SSO team will be visiting Metrogate and Hyde Park Gate to run a photo competition – start planning your energy-saving poses! A litre of Ben & Jerry’s will be up for grabs!
Wednesday 27th Jan – online climate change quiz – the residence with highest % of their students completing the quiz will win a pizza giveaway!

Monday 1st Feb – the SSO team will be visiting Manson Place to run a photo competition – start planning your energy-saving poses! A litre of Ben & Jerry’s will be up for grabs!
Wednesday 17th Feb – photo competition themed around putting a lid on the pan. The first 5 students to upload a photo will win a prize. Like the Facebook page or join the mailing list above to receive details about the competition
Week commencing 22nd Feb – pizza giveaway for the residence which had the highest % of their students complete the climate change quiz
Wednesday 9th March – photo competition themed around switching off lights and appliances. The first 5 students to upload a photo will win a prize. Like the Facebook page or join the mailing list above to receive details about the competition
Week commencing 4th Apr – Ben & Jerry’s giveaway for the residence that has saved the most energy

Fall 2015 results

The Fall 2015 Student Switch Off campaign was won by 123 Queen’s Gate. Check out photos from their Ben & Jerry’s reward party here. Over the semester across all residences electricity reduced by 13% compared to the baseline – helping to keep over 5 tonnes of Co2 out of the atmosphere – great work everyone!


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