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Welcome to the Northumbria University Student Switch Off!

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a big delivery of Ben & Jerry’s for your hall, all for doing easy things to save energy.


Reward for my hall?

Yep! All the halls at Northumbria University are competing to save energy and at the end of the year the hall that has saved the most gets a special reward (the nature of the reward depends on which hall wins)!  To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

How do I win Ben and Jerry’s for myself? 

We’ve got loads of great prizes to give out in our photo competitions, like Ben and Jerry’s (big tubs!), LUSH Goodie and Pamper Parties, cycling gear (from Start Cycles) and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook group. Easy! There are lots of other competitions as well so make get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook group so you don’t miss out.

2014/2015 Results

Over the year we’ve looked at which halls have done the best at getting engaged with our training session and quizzes and in using less electricity that in previous years. 

Lovaine did brilliantly and are this year’s winners! Here’s the full leaderboard….

1st – Lovaine 

2nd – Stephenson

3rd – New Bridge Street

4th – Claude Gibb

5th – Knoll Court

6th – Glenamara

7th – Winn Studios

We hope you’ve learnt lots this year about saving energy, recycling and tackling climate change – if you’re moving into a rented house next year then you’ll want to keep your bills low. Check out our advice online (just follow this link – for how to make that happen.

Photos from Northumbria Student Switch Off

Check out the slideshow here  to see photos submitted by Northumbria University students this year!

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