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Welcome to Liverpool Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a party for your hall, all by saving energy, recycling and using water efficiently.

Tudor Close are the 2015-16 Student Switch Off winners!

We’ve completed the energy and recycling analysis for 2015/16 and Tudor Close won, saving 18,179kWh! Crown Place Block 1 came second in energy saving and Philharmonic were second on recycling scoring 11.7 out of 15. We hired out the Cellar, giving away free drinks and Ben & Jerrys to the winning halls!

All the halls did really well and overall energy use in halls was reduced by over 6%! This equates to

  • £21, 851 saved in only four months
  • Keeping 98 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere

Party for my hall?

Yep! All the halls at Liverpool are competing to be the greenest by saving energy and recycling the best, with the winning hall getting thrown a party and given a big delivery of Ben & Jerry’s! To help your hall come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips, check for what can and can’t be recycled and be careful with the water you use!

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!) and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy or other environmentally friendly actions onto the facebook group. Simple! There are lots of other competitions as well get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook group so you’ don’t miss out.

Results last year…

We added up the energy saving for 2013/14 and Derby and Rathbone Hall won, saving 56,806KWh! Rankin won the recycling strand of the campaign scoring 12.8 out of 15. Finally, Roscoe & Gladstone Halls pledged to save the most water. Each of the above had either their own retro ice cream van/pizza party at the end of the year. All the halls did really well and overall energy use in halls was reduced by over 15%! This equates to

  • £25,569 saved in only four months
  • Keeping 155 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere

Good job!

Photos from Liverpool Student Switch Off


The campaign at the University of Liverpool is run by Anneessa Mahmood, contact her here if you have any questions or suggestions.


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