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Welcome to the University of York Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes for yourself and a Ben & Jerry’s give away for your college, all for doing easy things to help the environment!

Ben & Jerry’s and cash for my college?

Yep! All the colleges are competing to save energy and recycle the most, and at the end of the year the college that has been the greenest will receive a Ben & Jerry’s party! To help your college come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

How do I win Ben and Jerry’s?

As well as the overall prize, we’ve got loads of other great prizes to give out in our photo competitions, like more Ben & Jerry’s (big tubs!) and NUS Extra cards. These run once every 2-3 weeks and usually involve uploading a picture of yourself saving energy onto the Facebook page to win instantly, it really is as simple as that! There are lots of other competitions as well add yourself to the email list and “Like” the Facebook page to be first to know.

2015/16 results

In 2015/16 Vanbrugh college came top of the Student Switch Off League table!

Across the programme last academic year the colleges across York University reduced their electricity use by over 10%, saving enough energy to:

– Keep  84 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere

– Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 1,184 years

– Boil the kettle for over 4.8 MILLION cups of tea!


Photos from York Student Switch Off

Check out the Facebook page to see photos submitted by York University students and get some ideas for your own photo competition entries! You can also check out previous years photos below.


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

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