STUDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP FOR SHOPPING FEST
By mstretton | Monday, October 07, 2013, 10:03
STUDENTS are being urged to sign up in advance to make the most of a fantastic discount shopping night at Nottingham's intu Victoria Centre.
As part of a 'Fresher Shopping Fest', the centre has teamed up with Student Shopping UK to offer discounts of up to 30% at many top stores for one night only to mark the start of the new academic year.
The sixth annual event of its kind held at intu Victoria Centre will this year be staged on Monday, 7 October between 6pm – 9pm.
For the first time the list of around 50 stores taking part will include the centre's John Lewis store which will join other leading names such as Topshop and Topman, River Island Accessories, Dorothy Perkins and House of Fraser.
intu Victoria Centre marketing manager Liz Sewell said: "It is a sign of how the event has developed successfully over the years that so many top names are taking part this time round.
"The night is our way of welcoming all Nottingham's students to the city for the new academic year, whether they are coming here for the first time or have studied in the city throughout their school life.
"This year they will have an even bigger range of bargains to choose from while enjoying the chance to mix and socialise with thousands of fellow students in a friendly and lively atmosphere."
For the first time students can make the most of the night by pre-registering online by following the link on www.studentshoppinguk.com or www.intu.co.uk/victoriacentre
By doing so, they will be able to head straight to one of the express queues on the night to collect their discount wristband which they will need to signify their eligibility for the special offers.
Students can queue for their wristband on the night but with the city's universities, colleges and sixth forms invited, as well as the centre being open to the public as normal, it is likely to be extremely busy – last year's event attracted footfall of 21,000 through the centre on the night.
Organiser Alex Ludlam, of Student Shopping UK, said: "Those sort of figures make it the largest student event of the year in the city and it is quite rare that all students including sixth forms are involved.
"Of the twelve venues we now run the event at intu Victoria Centre is one of the biggest. Retailers look at the event at the beginning of the year and see it as a great chance to promote the latest trends and new lines to thousands of young people."
As well as a number of exclusive giveaways and competitions on the night there will be a range of entertainment in the centre which this year will include students from the city's Confetti Music College performing sessions and providing DJs to add to the vibrant atmosphere.