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Calling all students!

We all know Manchester is the ultimate city for student living, nightlife and shopping. We are proud to be at the heart of the city centre, offering student discounts on food, fashion, tech and more.

Whether you’re buying a new outfit for a night out, a scented candle for your halls or your weekly food shop, the Arndale is your one-stop shop for all your student essentials. With a vast number of our stores and restaurants offering student discounts, you can purchase your essentials at an even lower price.

Your night out just got even better at the Arndale. With exclusive deals for students, hit up the group chat and head to our range of leisure venues for a competitive gaming experience. Challenge your mates to a game of mini-golf at Urban Playground or bowling and beer pong at Roxy Ball Room – loser has to take the bins out for a month! Enjoy with a cold beer in hand and a belly full of good food.

Pick up your weekly food shop at Aldi and see what special buys you can bag from their middle aisle. Your food shop doesn’t need to break the bank when you can cook a meal for the whole house for under a tenner. At Wilko you can shop every day house essentials from cutlery and kettles to toilet roll and washing up liquid, all for amazing low prices.

Stay up to date with the season’s latest fashion trends and shop your favourite looks from brands like River Island, Monki, Jack & Jones and New Look. Be the first to get your hands on the latest drop of trainers at JD and Footlocker or check out the latest footwear trends at Office and Schuh. With your student discount, you can update your wardrobe for an even better price.

Need to spruce up your student digs? Little additions can make a big difference to your room. With discount home stores like Wilko and TKMaxx, you can shop knick-knacks, candles and pillows galore. Kit your desk out with stationery and revision supplies from Ryman that will give you the motivation to get those assignments done and dusted.

Many of the stores and venues inside Manchester Arndale offer year-round student discount, so be sure to check individual brand websites to see how much you could save. Our annual MCR Student Social event is a full day of exclusive, even bigger discounts and unmissable experiences in the Arndale and in stores throughout the city centre. You can enjoy live DJs and entertainment, test your luck on spin-to-win, sample free food and so much more.

Keep your eyes on our socials to find out details on our next event on Thursday 28th September 2023 or sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest from the Arndale.