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Welcome to the UWE Student Switch Off

Student Switch Off is your chance to win prizes and money for yourself and your block, all for doing easy things to save energy.


Money for my block?

Yep! All the blocks in the Frenchay Student Village and The Hollies are competing to save energy, and at the end of the first and second term the blocks that use the least energy get a rent rebate of £25 each! To help your block come top make sure you follow our four energy saving tips.

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!), club tickets, LUSH Cosmetics and NUS Extra cards. These 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 make get on the email list and “Like” the Facebook fanpagegroup so you’ don’t miss out.

Results last year…

Brecon block 6 won in the Frenchay Student Village, and block 5 flat 1.2 won in The Hollies! The residents in Brecon block 6 who had signed up to support the campaign won a £25 rent rebate and those in the winning flat in The Hollies won £250.  All the blocks did really well and overall electricity use in halls reduced by 3% which is enough to:

  • Keep 26 tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Keep a 15W energy-saving lightbulb on for 408 years!
  • Boil 1.6 million cups of tea!

Photos from UWE Student Switch Off

Check out the slideshow here to see photos submitted by University of West England students this year! 


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