Manchester’s massive student shopping night is back with big city centre discounts


Manchester’s massive student shopping experience MCR Student Social is back with more than 200 stores across Manchester city centre offering up to 30% off exclusively for students.

Whether you’re a student wanting to start your term with a top deal or a fresher looking to decorate your new place, you’ll be able to make the most of cut prices across some of the best brands and stores.

That includes 20% off homeware at Clas Ohlson and Baytree Interiors so you can really get those student digs sorted.

And everyone knows one of the highlights of returning to study is that it’s an excuse to buy more stationery –  and you can enjoy 20% off at WH Smith, Paperchase and Ryman.

You can also bag a beauty bargain with 10% off at Debenhams, Boots and Superdrug plus there’s 30% off at The Body Shop so you can keep on feeling fresh in lectures – even if you don’t feel it. And that’s just a small selection of the deals.

And there’s no need to give up your weekend because it all happens from 4pm till 9pm on Tuesday 26 September at stores and restaurants in all the city’s key shopping areas including Manchester Arndale, Market Street, St Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, King Street and Deansgate.

Organised by Manchester Arndale in collaboration with Manchester’s Business Improvement District, MCR Student Social is an annual event which sees the city centre transformed into a university student’s paradise.

Because it’s not just about shopping  – there’s entertainment too. Head to Exchange Court to be in with a chance of winning a Samsung prize package worth over £1000 or play Lucky Lights with Greggs.

You’ll need fuelling up for your shopping spree so a number of eateries across the city centre are putting on offers – and you can even be serenaded as you snack, with live acoustic performances from Mike Ritchie and Laura Kelly in the Foodcourt.

On Market Street, Black Dog Ballroom’s live DJs will be creating the soundtrack for the evening and giving away a holiday to Ibiza. Pick up one of their goody bags and a Student Dog Tag to enjoy discounts throughout the academic year.

Beat your mates at Big Bad Burger Pong to win burgers courtesy of Byron Hamburgers (who are also offering 50% off all night), test your boxing skills with Pure Gym’s expert personal trainers and spin-to-win with Barburrito.

It looks like being a high energy student night, with Matt & Phreds Heavy Beat Brass Band’s roaming gig popping up in places across the city and escape room challenges from Breakout.

There will be games, giveaways and prizes galore. In St Ann’s Square you can get your groove on at Capital FM’s Silent Disco, and Kiehl’s on Wheels pop-up beauty store will be paying a visit to Exchange Square. And don’t forget to take part in The Printworks’ life-sized Hungry Hippo game.

Keep the action going as Lancashire CCC’s Thunder and Lightning Roadshow rolls into New Cathedral Street and test your bowling skills on the Inflatable Bowling Game.

After all that activity, a drink or two will be in order, so head down to Cosy Club in the Corn Exchange where they will be offering students two cocktails for £9.95 all day.

For a full list of offers click here or download the UNiDAYS App.

PS Don’t forget Student Night at intu Trafford Centre on Tuesday 3 October from 6-10pm.


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