Manchester's Ultimate Student Shopping Event is BACK this week!

The MCR Student Social offers up to 50% off and more than 150 exclusive offers around the city.

By Manchester's Finest | 30 April 2019

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The city’s biggest student shopping event returns this week on Thursday 2nd May with over 150 designer, high street and independent stores offering massive discounts exclusively for students.

Starting at midday for the first time, MCR Student Social will see the city’s key shopping areas come alive with music and entertainment including pop-up stalls, competitions and giveaways until 8pm. Here’s what you can expect…


Offering 20% off are Urban Outfitters, Topshop, Topman, All Saints, Victoria’s Secret, Accessorize, Dr Martens, River Island, Office, New Look, Monki, Vans, Lipsy, H&M, Miss Selfridge, JD, French Connection,  Adidas, Clarks, Burton, Schuh, Ann Summers, Footasylum, Cath Kidston and DKNY while Levi’s, Gap and G-Star RAW will be offering 30% off.

Over at Harvey Nichols students can enjoy an evening of live DJ sets, complimentary drinks and 10% off purchases made with the Rewards app.

Debenhams will be hosting special discounts, live entertainment, beauty masterclasses and demonstrations, while shoppers can also expect a variety of extraordinary experiences and exclusive discounts at Selfridges Exchange Square.

For beauty you can get 10% off at Boots, Superdrug, Nail Culture and Pauls Hair & Beauty World, as well as 30% off in The Body Shop.

For the best beauty buys, students can bag 10% off in Kiehls will be taking part by offering complimentary facial vouchers with every purchase, a gift with £50 spend plus complimentary prosecco and nibbles, while Sassoon on Marsden Street is offering £35 haircuts on the day.


On Market Street, jump around with Manchester’s coolest adventure and trampoline park Flip Out Manchester, demonstrate your kick-up skills for a chance to win big with Classic Football Shirts, flex your fitness levels by taking part in rowing and boxing challenges with Pure Gym.

Try your hand at some old-school fairground games to win food, drink and more with Sam’s Chop House and beat the team at Giant Pong to bag some amazing prizes courtesy of The Printworks.

For those feeling lucky, head to Greggs’ Lucky Lockers to win a selection of prizes, join the search for Manchester’s fastest suitcase packer with Virgin Money Lounge to win a £100 Virgin Experience card and play spin to win with Barburrito.

Gorilla and Girls on Film will be providing the soundtrack to the event, while GFFdamian Dance Studio will be wowing with aerial hoop and dancehall performances and live pole dancing.

Food & Drink

At Manchester Arndale, students can grab a bite to eat and drink at a range of bars and restaurants and across the city centre with exclusive discounts on the night at YO! Sushi, Archie’s, Sam’s Chop House, Bobo Tea, Nando’s, Chopstix Noodle Bar, My Cookie Dough, Boost Juice Bar, Five Guys, Mrs Sarah’s Chop House, Krispy Kreme, KFC, Gino D’Acampo and Fruteiro Do Brazil.

Wolf Street Food, Bella Italia, Barburrito and Fuel Juice will be offering the biggest discounts of the night with a whopping 50% OFF.

Shoppers can also snap-up the best chocolate treats with 10% off full price items in Thornton’s, Hotel Chocolat and Lindt.


MCR Student Social

Venue: Market Street & Manchester Arndale
Date: Thursday 2nd May
Time: 12pm – 8pm

For full list of offers visit and follow #mcrstudentsocial for event updates.