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Coppergate Centre hosts event exclusively for students

Photo credit: www.yorkmix.com
Photo credit: www.yorkmix.com
Photo credit: www.yorkmix.com

On Tuesday the 4th October, from 5.30 to 8pm, York’s Coppergate Shopping Centre will open its doors for an evening event exclusively for students.

The event, named Student Takeover, is targeted at students from the University of York, York St. John University and York College, as they prepare to begin the new academic year. The evening will involve many of Coppergate’s most popular shops and restaurants opening late, offering free gifts, live music and entertainment and special discounts.

Participating stores include those most popular among students, such as Topshop & TopmanMiss Selfridge, The Body Shop and Boots. At the higher end of the market, premier department store Fenwick, which stocks brands from York’s only MAC cosmetics outlet to Ted Baker, will also participate. Meanwhile, businesses such as Bagel Nash and Patisserie Valerie will offer a variety of meals and snacks.

Students must present a valid NUS or Student ID card upon arrival in order to claim their free ticket, which will also double up as stamp cards for a free prize draw, which will take place at the end of the evening. Another particular highlight of the night will be a performance from DJ Zealous Technician, from Breakz DJs, in Topshop, between 6 and 8pm. A series of Coppergate Square challenges, ranging from testing who has the steadiest hand or the most accurate aim, will also be available for students to participate in.

The Coppergate Centre’s manager, Pippa Unwin, said:

“Our team is excited to welcome all students, from Freshers to seniors, and cater both to those craving a pocket friendly shopping spree and to those wanting one last amazing evening full of fun & music before term time pressure starts kicking in.”

Coppergate Centre’s Managing Director, Jay Commins, commented that the event proved that the shopping centre was “once again proving itself to be the most student-friendly venue for shopping in York.”