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Welcome to Southampton University Student Switch Off

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

Party for my hall?

Yep! All the halls at Southhampton are competing to save energy, recycle and get the most involved in our competitions and quizzes. At the end of the year the winning hall gets a Ben & Jerry’s party! To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips, recycle and like the facebook page and join the email list to make sure you’re getting involved over the year.

Community Competition

We  run a competition between privately rented houses where the 5 most energy efficient homes win Ben & Jerry’s and everyone saves on their electricity bills! Sign up your household to enter our competitions and save money on your bills.

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 club tickets. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook page. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook page so you don’t miss out.

2014/15 Results

Over the year we looked at which halls have done the best at recycling and using less electricity than in previous years. The energy data for the 2014/15 academic year showed that usage across halls reduced by 4.7% compared to the baseline year!

Highfield did brilliantly at energy saving and recycling and won! They were rewarded with a massive Ben and Jerry’s giveaway! Here’s the full leaderboard…

1st       Highfield
2nd     Bencraft
3rd      St Margarets
4th      Beechmount
5th      South Hill
6th      Monte 2 –  C, D, F, G, H.
7th      Brunei
8th      Old Terrace
9th      Connaught
10th     Richard Newitt
11th     J Block/Main Building- Glen Eyre
12th     Hartley Grove
13th     Chancellors Court (Selbourne, Jellicoe and Roll)
14th     Monte 3- E, J, K, L, M, N. P, P, Q, R, S, T.
15th     Monte 1 – A and B
16th     Gateley
17th     New Terrace
18th     Romero
19th     Monte 4 – V, W, X.
20th     Mayflower
21st     Erasmus Park

To help your hall move up the leaderboard and win in the ice-cream…

–      Do the easy things to save energy like switching off lights when you leave the room and putting a lid on your pan when you cook

–      Recycle! The system is very simple. Only food goes in the food bin and everything else, apart from glass, goes in the mixed recycling. We’ll be round again soon to check your recycling and give you some chocolate if you’re doing well.

–      Get involved in our competitions and quizzes – our next climate change quiz is on February 4th with another chance to win 100 tubs of ice cream for your hall!

Click here to see a slideshow or photos from Southampton Student Switch Off

The campaign at Southampton is run by Michell, contact her here if you have any questions or suggestions.


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