Student Switch Off

The Environmental Sustainability team manages Student Switch Off across the University, with the National Union of Students running it at a national level.

Thousands of students at Oxford participate each year - in fact, Oxford University has enjoyed the highest level of engagement in the country.

Did you know?

Each year more than 3,000 students support the campaign.


Competitions include photo challenges and quizzes to encourage as many students as possible to save energy, recycle and reuse. The competitions run each term and are quick and easy to take part in. They also offer the chance to win prizes for you and your college, as well as £250 cash towards your summer garden party.

There is also, however, a serious message. By establishing energy conscious habits early on, taking part has the potential to change behaviour for a life time.

Be part of the fun

Pledge your support and sign up on the Oxford page on the Student Switch-off NUS website.

Spread the energy-saving word and become a Student Switch Off Ambassador. Receive free training and develop the communication skills and techniques to run Student Switch Off successfully in your college. Find out more about becoming an Ambassador by emailing 

For 'Switch off' stickers and other materials please visit our Resources page.

To keep up to date with competitions and to follow the leaderboard take a look at the University of Oxford Student Switch Off Facebook page.

Follow Student Switch Off on Twitter and Instagram  @EcoPowerRanger, @OxfordEnvSust or #oxfordsso.

Switch on your support

Join in the fun with Student Switch Off


Get in touch

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