One of the most popular events for students on the North East calendar returns to Sunderland this September adapted to ensure it is Covid safe.
The annual student shopping night offers both new and existing students a night of discounts, shopping and fun.
The event, from 5pm until late on Monday 27 September, will allow students to take advantage of a whole host of discounts, along with freebies from brands including Coca Cola and VK.
And to create the party mood the centre will also host a Nordic Spirit DJ truck, along with DJs from new Newcastle nightclub, The Lofts.
In past years the centre has closed and then re-opened for students but this time the centre will stay open, with the aim of keeping everyone spread around the Bridges rather than remaining in one place.
The discounts can be accessed by any student who has a free wristband, which are available by registering at www.thebridges-shopping.com, collecting one from the promotions team at Sunderland University Student Union from 10am until 4pm on the day or at the Bridges from 3pm onwards.
Students with a wristband can also take advantage of the discounts throughout the day if they are unable to attend the full event.
Offers already lined up include 30 per cent of items at Claire’s and 20 per cent off at River Island, Krispy Kreme, Footasylum, Superdry, Lush and Select, along with 20 per cent discount at H & M on any spend over £30 – with more set to confirm shortly.
Students who sign up for a loyalty card at Hotel Chocolat will also be able to take advantage of a 20 per cent discount, with Lush offering a lucky dip prize draw to anyone who spends more than £15.
Pandora will be giving a 15 per cent discount on the day, with ten per cent off purchases at Holland & Barrett.
Jewellers H Samuel is discounting full price items by 15 per cent along with running a mini raffle with a free ticket with every purchase.
Karen Eve, Centre Director at the Bridges, is delighted that the event can go ahead this year.
“The student night is always massively popular and it’s fantastic that we can bring it back again,” she said.
“We’ve already got some amazing discounts available with more retailers joining on a daily basis so we can look forward to a brilliant event, giving last year’s students the chance to make up for lost time as well as welcoming the new students to the city.”