Welcome to UCL 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.
Party for my hall?
Yep! Frances Gardner, Langton Close, Astor College, Schafer and James Lighthill House are competing to save energy and at the end of the year the hall that’s saved the most gets a party! To help your hall 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!), Vodpop tickets, LUSH gift boxes, cinema tickets, book vouchers, haircuts and NUS Extra cards. These run once a fortnight and usually involve just uploading a picture of yourself saving energy 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.
2012/13 Results. Congratulations to Astor College!
Students living in Astor College have won the 2012-13 Student Switch Off energy-saving competition! Over this academic year electricity usage in the hall reduced by 6% compared to usage in previous years.
As a reward we’ll be throwing a party for Astor residents in their common room!
Together residents at the 5 participating halls have reduced their carbon emissions by 13 tonnes this year which is equivalent to making 766,344 cups of tea! It just goes to show that small actions can make a real difference in the fight against climate change.
Thanks to everyone across all the halls of residence who have been switching off lights and appliances when not in use, putting lids on pans when cooking, putting on extra layers and not overfilling their kettles. The final result was really close and the leaderboard looks like this…
1st – Astor College
2nd – Frances Gardner
3rd – James Lighthill
4th – Schafer House
5th – Langton Close