Special shopping deals just for students at new Sheffield Shopping Festival

Shoppers in Sheffield city centre
Shoppers in Sheffield city centre

To welcome all new students to the city, there is a shopping event being held next week especially for them.

More than 30 venues are getting involved in the event, which is initiated by the city centre Retail Forum and driven by Boots and event sponsors The Moor, Supertram, First Bus and Sheffield BID’s Alive After Five campaign.

Brands taking part in the festival, on Thursday, include Doc Martens, The Light cinema, Nando’s and Boots.

Students will be able to enjoy discounts of up to 30 percent off in these stores, alongside free goodie bags, free drinks and a craft masterclasses.

The  Student Shopping Festival is the first of its kind in the city – and it’s all free.

The event will run from 6pm to 8pm in Sheffield city centre, and to receive discounts and offers attendees must take valid student ID.

Head to Fargate, Chapel Walk, Peace Gardens, The Moor and Barkers Pool to find discounts, DJs and more. 

Keep an eye on @sheffafter5 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and @MoorSheffield on Twitter for updates.

Marie Wilson, Manager of Boots, Fargate says: “I felt it was time to introduce this event to the city centre. We have so many students in Sheffield with a big number living in the city centre, and this is a really good way for them to orientate themselves and discover all the super things city centre can provide.

“Plus. of course. it won’t cost them much either. I’ve been very pleased with the reaction of other shops who have really got behind the event. We also hope that this will add to the students positive experience in the city so that they all enjoy living here.”

Diane Jarvis, BID Manager said: “The BID is incredibly excited to be involved. Through Alive After Five we promote the great things on offer in Sheffield in the evening.

“Not only are the shops opening later but we have some fantastic entertainment, alongside organisations which support the health and wellbeing of students.  All of this just a few minutes’ walk from the students’ residences and lecture halls.”