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Manchester’s student shopping event is back and ‘bigger than ever’ – with huge discounts at over 120 stores

MCR Student Social is back for one day only on Thursday 29 September.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 22nd September 2022

Manchester‘s popular student shopping event is back and “bigger than ever” next week, and there’s dozens of discounts up for grabs.

With a new academic year, comes the return of MCR Student Social.

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For just one day only next week, both new and returning students can make the most of a whole host of unmissable offers – with over 120 stores inside Manchester Arndale and across the city centre dishing out discounts.

There’ll also be live entertainment, competitions and games to get involved in, and so much more.

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Students who make their way into the heart of the city centre between 12pm – 7pm next Thursday 219 September can get their hands on up to 30% off in over 120 stores – including Levi’s, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, River Island, Monki, Pretty Green, Mango, Superdry, Kick Game, Jack & Jones, Office and Schuh.

Not only that, but if all the shopping has got you working up an appetite, then there’s also up to 50% off on food and drink at places like Döner Shack, Archie’s, Pizza Hut, Pan-n-Ice, Wolf Italian Street Food, and Slim Chickens.

The Cube, and Putters at Urban Playground are also offering up to 50% off too.

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And on top of all those incredible deals, there’ll be plenty of free entertainment to enjoy throughout the Arndale and city centre.

Here’s everything you can expect.

MCR Student Social is back for one day only on Thursday 29 September / Credit: MCR Student Social

Manchester Arndale

As the main hub of the MCR Student Social 2022, head inside Manchester Arndale to spin the wheel at the ‘Student Digs’ for a chance to win some prizes, both big and small, that are perfect for your new home – with everything from toilet roll, to gift cards up for grabs.

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You can also challenge your mates to a nerves-of steel ‘Giant Human Buzzer’ game, where the loser has to put the bins out for a month

Make sure to keep an eye out for the ‘Roaming Roulette’ team too, where you’ll need to stick your hand in the roulette box and guess what the weird and wonderful textures are for a chance to take home some more prizes.

Play Zone

Exchange Square

If you make your way over to Exchange Square, then you’ll be able to try your hand at Foam Axe Throwing, Pong, Crazy Golf and Virtual Bowling with Printworks.

Plus there’ll also be a table football tournament, giant games, and more from Manchester BID.

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New and returning students can make the most of unmissable offers / Credit: Jason Lock Photography (via MCR Student Social)
There’ll also be live entertainment, competitions and games to get involved in / Credit: Jason Lock Photography (via MCR Student Social)

Party Zone, Info Zone & Food Zone

Market Street

Market Street is not only the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, but it’s also home to the MCR Student Social Party Zone, Info Zone, and Food Zone this year.

The Party Zone is where you’ll find Urban Playground’s The Cube, a chill-out area, free samples from Nordic Spirit, aerial performers, dancers, and games, as well as The Manc’s DJ Truck playing the finest hip-hop, funk and party anthems throughout the day.

Over at the Info Zone, you can tke on challenges from King Street Gym and Canal River Trust, sign up with MINT Hospitality & Events people, hear from the Manchester Science Festival, and chat to the team from Nationwide.

Then at the Food Zone, you can enjoy some free pizza from Franco Manca, giveaways from Döner Shack, prizes from Barburrito, and so much more.

Featured Image – MCR Student Social