Student Power is an innovative scheme designed to facilitate students (on business/marketing and other courses) to provide practical support to organisations running energy awareness campaigns, including energy saving campaigns within their own universities or colleges.
The aim is for students to work with local businesses, organisations or their own university on energy awareness campaigns. Students are supervised by a member of the academic staff, the activity contributes to their coursework and the host business/organisation receives dedicated support.
Student Power is currently being carried out on a pilot basis.
Student Power Leaflet.pdf
To the university and student:
provides practical experience for students to put theory into practice in developing marketing campaigns or other principles related to their course of studies.
provides ready made topics for coursework, based on a globally important issue.
facilitates teamwork and links between students, academic staff, energy managers and local businesses and organisations.
To local businesses/organisations:
dedicated support on energy awareness.
reduced energy consumption, costs and CO2 emissions in businesses by raising energy awareness and motivation.
a continual means of generating new annual campaigns with fresh ideas as new students get involved each year.
A group of universities/institutes in the participating countries (Spain, Ireland and Latvia) have been selected to run the Student Power scheme in 2008/09 on a pilot basis.
The energy agencies in each country have agreed the framework for implementing Student Power with the university/college, including academic assessment criteria for projects.
Host organisations for implementing energy awareness initiatives have also been identified, and will receive free assistance on their energy campaigns.
Energy awareness projects will be identified through consultation between students, academics, the energy agency and host organisations.
The students will work on the energy awareness initiatives supervised by academics, with advice and support from the energy agencies.
Student Power scheme GUIDE.pdf
Universities/Institutes putting Student Power into action:
Student Power is being implemented on a pilot basis at present. If you wish to participate in a future roll-out of Student Power please let us know by filling in the enquiry form.
Universities/Colleges/Institutes Enquire here
If your university, college or institute wishes to participate in a future roll-out of Student Power, please send us your details.
Business and other organisations Enquire here
If you are a business or other organisation planning to run an awareness campaign in the future and would like possible assistance through the Student Power scheme, please send us your details.