MCR Student Social returns bigger and better

Manchester’s ultimate student shopping night returns on Tuesday 26 September with more than 200 stores across Manchester city centre offering up to 30% off exclusively for students for one night only.

MCR Student Social – organised by Manchester Arndale in collaboration with Manchester’s Business Improvement District, Manchester BID – promises more discounts, more entertainment and more fun than ever before at the popular annual student shopping event.

From 4pm – 9pm, stores and restaurants in the city’s key shopping areas – Manchester Arndale, Market Street, St Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, King Street and Deansgate – will host an exclusive night of big shopping discounts, music and entertainment.


Clothing retailers taking part include Camper, Clarks, Dr Martens, Dune, G-Star Raw, H&M, Kurt Geiger, Office, Pretty Green, Ted Baker, Topshop and Levi’s with discounts ranging from 20%-30%.


They’ll also be an opportunity to top up on stationery supplies and homeware, take part in competitions to win free food and drink, test your bowling skills on Lancashire County Cricket Club’s Inflatable Bowling Game and dance the night away at a silent disco in St Ann’s Square.

Selfridges Exchange Square will be hosting an evening of exclusive offers with discounts of up to 20% off selected brands, DJs, entertainment, sweet treats, prizes and activities including complimentary flower crown workshops, arcade games and a Tommy Hilfiger x GiGi dance mat.

Harvey Nichols is hosting an exclusive evening of shopping, complimentary drinks, beauty masterclasses and live DJ sets until 8pm, plus an exclusive 10% discount with the Harvey Nichols Rewards App (terms and conditions apply), while at House of Fraser there’s up to 20% off selected lines and in-store activity until 7pm.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant