Student Switch Off is an international not-for-profit campaign, delivered by NUS and designed to encourage students to take action on climate change.
Student Switch Off runs energy-saving, water-saving and recycling competitions in University accommodation across the UK, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania and Romania. Over 25,000 students at 27 Universities have got involved this year.
Here at Bath, students have been working hard to make a serious contribution to the cause:
- 1,290 students joined in with activities, with half of these pledging their support for the campaign.
- 990 residents took our Climate Crisis Quiz, answering questions on the climate crisis, saving energy, recycling and social justice. 50 tubs of Ben & Jerry's ice cream was awarded to Quads C for placing in the top 4 teams in the national quiz!
- 14 residents attended our Volunteer Training Session and have received regular communications via our online group.
- 8 volunteers have gained a Bronze Award, completing an audit of their accommodation and attending the meet up get together.
- 284 entries have been made to our online competitions, which involved taking sustainability pledges, sharing advice and answering sustainability themed questions, with more Ben & Jerry’s ice cream given out as prizes.
- We have organised a number of learning opportunities, including a webinar discussing single-use plastic, and launching our ‘Introduction to the Climate emergency’ learning masterclass.
Bath achieved the highest number of quiz entries nationally, and it was great to see our students getting so engaged with important climate change actions - as well as seeing Quads C win the 50 tubs of ice cream!
You can view the full Student Switch Off leaderboard for each University of Bath accommodation block here.