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Welcome to Heriot-Watt University Student Switch Off

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


Celebration for my hall?

Yep! The halls at Heriot-Watt University are competing to save energy and at the end of the year the hall that’s saved the most will win a great reward to celebrate. To help your hall 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!), Lush gifts and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook Fanpage. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well, so get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook Fanpage so you don’t miss out.

Recent Results

The stats are in from the 2012/13 academic year and Lord Thomson have won the Student Switch Off competition by saving an epic 9.8% of electricity! Lord Thomson celebrated in style with a Ben and Jerry’s Ice cream giveaway. All the halls did really well and overall enough energy was saved to…

  • Keep 1 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 14 years!
  • Boil 56,531 cups of tea!

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