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Welcome to the Newcastle University 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.


Ben & Jerry’s for my hall?

Yep! All the halls at Newcastle University are competing to save energy and at the end of the year the hall that has saved the most gets a big delivery of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

How do I win Ben & Jerry’s?

Apart from winning the overall competition for your hall, we’ve got loads of other chances for you to win Ben & Jerry’s as well as some other great prizes like NUS Extra cards. All you have to do is enter one of our photo competitions which 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 add yourself to the email list and “Like” the Facebook fanpage to be the first to know when competitions launch!

Last year’s winners

In 2015/16 St Mary’s College came top of the Student Switch Off League table!

Across the programme last academic year the halls across Newcastle University reduced their electricity use by over 6%, saving enough energy to:

– Keep  43 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere

– Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 613 years

– Boil the kettle for over 2.5 MILLION cups of tea!

Photos from Newcastle Student Switch Off

Check out the Facebook page to see photos submitted by Newcastle University students and get some ideas for your own photo competition entries!

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