Lucy Cavendish students win ice-cream in climate change competition

6 February 2018

Students at Lucy Cavendish College have won a prize of 100 tubs of ice-cream in a competition run by the National Union of Students as part of their ‘Switch Off’ campaign.

The Student Switch Off is a not-for-profit campaign that encourages students to save energy when living in University and College accommodation. The Lucy Cavendish Students’ Union encouraged the highest percentage of their students to complete the climate change quiz and won a delivery of 100 tubs of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream as a prize.

Students’ Union Green Officer Annika Brouwer (below) was behind the campaign here in College.

She said:

“I am so proud of the Lucy women for coming together and being so committed to being climate change ambassadors. I only hope that the ice-cream is a taste of things to come for Lucy Cavendish’s sustainability journey.”

Want to get involved?

The Cambridge Student Switch Off is looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students to become Ambassadors for their campaign. They would love to meet anyone who is interested at their training session on Wed 7th Feb. You can find out more and sign-up for the event here.

The session will be a fun and interactive workshop providing you with skills in communication and environmental campaigning. It will look at the Student Switch Off campaign as a practical example of how to encourage behaviour change. Their tips and tricks on effective communication will be transferable to your academic and extra-curricular activities and attending will look great on your CV!

As a bonus, everyone who attends will receive a Fairtrade Student Switch Off t-shirt and a reusable Ben & Jerry’s coffee cup.

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About Lucy Cavendish

Lucy Cavendish is the only women's college in Europe exclusively for students aged 21 or over, and a unique part of the University of Cambridge. Its undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over sixty countries, and a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Many have changed careers or overcome significant challenges in order to reach University. The College is particularly strong in Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, the Social Sciences and English.

Contact information:

Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge – Kate Coghlan, 01223 339243,

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