Brands such as Topshop, Monki and more will be offering exclusive deals on Tuesday 25 September

Brace your student loans…

MCR Student Social, the city’s ultimate student shopping night, returns on Tuesday 25 September. 

For one night only, this year’s university onslaught can shop discounts of up to 30% off in Manchester Arndale and many city centre stores. Plus, there's up to 50% off at contributing restaurants.

Major brands such as All Saints, Topshop, Monki and much more will be taking part with a tempting 20% discount, as well as interior stores such as Cath Kidston and Clas Ohlson helping to outfit student digs with a generous saving.

The big department stores are also getting involved. 

Selfridges Exchange Square will be hosting an evening of exclusive offers with discounts of up to 20% off selected departments plus complimentary treats and interactive experiences, while at Harvey Nichols there’s live DJ sets, free-flowing drinks and complimentary beauty treats alongside 10% off with the Harvey Nichols Rewards App.

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MCR Student Social returns

There's no need to shop on an empty stomach either.

The best food and drink deals of the evening include 50% off classic pizza and pasta and 2-for-1 cocktails at Bella Italia in Manchester Arndale. 

What's more there's 40% off food at Pizza Hut on Corporation Street, 30% off at Pizza Express on King Street or the Corn Exchange, 25% off your total food bill at Yo Sushi, 25% off food and 2-for-1 cocktails at Grafene on King Street, 20% off your total bill at Gino D’Acampo (in Next) and 10% off food at Nandos. Phew. You'll be full for days. 

Organised by Manchester BID (Manchester’s Business Improvement District) and Manchester Arndale, the city centre will come alive with entertainment from 4pm – 9pm.

This includes Capital Manchester DJs, the MCR Student Fair, pop-up stalls and games, plus lots of freebies and giveaways.

David Allinson, centre director at Manchester Arndale, said: “We have had a number of huge international brands join us since last September’s MCR Student Social, and our stores will be offering up to 30% off on the night. As well as great discounts and goody bags, there’ll be up to 50% off food and drink and plenty of experiences on offer, including clothing personalisation, live music and games.”

For full list of offers go to and use #mcrstudentsocial to share your pics of the night. Don't forget to bring your student card...