Reducing energy use is good for the pocket and the planet. It might not be the time to change energy providers, but that doesn't mean small changes won't make a big difference. 

Check out Money Saving Expert's range of resources about cutting the cost of energy.  

The Energy Saving Trust have great advice on energy efficiency when renting a home.  

The NUS Student Switch Off features a range of tips for those living in rented accommodation. And even if the cost of utilities is included in the price of student accommodation, NUS Student Switch has some sustainability tips. Small action, big impact! 


Freezers run better and more energy efficiently when they aren't overrun with ice. Take on the task of defrosting your freezer. It's not a big job and it will have an impact. Find instructions online here.  

Students Organising for Sustainability also have some really practical and achievable advice for student renters.  

Save the Student also have great tips for saving money on energy bills.  

The Welsh and UK Governments have recently unveiled financial support to help with rising energy costs and there maybe grants to make your home more energy efficient. 

If you are still struggling, contact your provider to discuss your situation and see if there is any extra help you can apply for: 

SSE financial assistance schemes | UK Bill Help 

British Gas Energy Trust – Independent advice and support - British Gas 

EDF Customer Support Fund

E.ON Energy Fund

Dwr Cymru

You can also make an appointment with an adviser to discuss your financial situation: 

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