TSEP also delivers donations to charity

We’ve added a particularly generous addition to the Project. At some of our sites across the UK, we are working to help both local and national charities; from Beatson Cancer Charity to British Heart Foundation.

These charities cover several aims, from combatting heart disease to working to end youth homelessness. They’ve been specifically chosen by your site staff, as charities that particularly resonate with the culture of the site. In particular, the most popular charity of choice this year has been Student Minds.

Student Minds empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, helping to support others and create change.

Currently, 1 in 4 people are experiencing a mental health problem in the UK. Suicide is a leading cause of death in young men and women aged 20-34, with young people linking mental illness with alienation and isolation.

Although University is an exciting time, it can also be very turbulant – leaving home and the comforts of family life for the first time. There’s also an endless number of social events, alcohol and takeaways, which can seem like a luxury at first. But it’s  common for students to be overwhelmed by the way of university life.

Often, you can be surrounded by friends and course mates, and still be susceptible to the feelings of loneliness and helplessness.

So, how do these partnerships work?

The more energy saved by our students, the more points they gather. At the end of the academic year, we reward student by being able to put those points towards a monetary value that is donated to the charity of choice at their site.

For example, at British Heart Foundation, £10 worth of points could pay for a research toolkit, to help studies into stroke, diabetes, vascular dementia and heart disease.

For £25, you can provide a young homeless person with a day of care, from safe accommodation to employment support.

How can you help?

If you haven’t yet- register your room and start making some everyday changes to reduce your energy consumption! Every point you manage to save will contribute towards the donation to charity that your accommodation provider will make at the end of the year.