Manchester’s student shopping event is back and ‘bigger than ever’


MCR Student Social is back for one day only on Thursday September 29th.

that of Manchester popular student shopping event is back and “bigger than ever” next week, and there are dozens of discounts up for grabs.

With a new academic year comes the return of MCR student social network.

For just one day next week, new and returning students can make the most of a host of unmissable deals – with over 120 stores inside Manchester Arndale and across the city center offering discounts.

There will also be live entertainment, competitions and games to participate in, and much more.

Students which penetrate to the heart of the downtown between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Thursday, September 21, you can get up to 30% off at over 120 stores, including Levi’s, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, River Island, Monki, Pretty Green, Mango, Superdry, Kick Game , Jack & Jones, Office and Schuh.

Not only that, but if all the shopping has whetted your appetite, then there’s also up to 50% off food and drink at places like Döner Shack, Archie’s, Pizza Hut, Pan-n- Ice, Wolf Italian Street Food, and thin chickens.

Urban Playground’s Cube and putters are also up to 50% off.

And in addition to all of these amazing offers, there will be plenty of free entertainment to enjoy throughout downtown Arndale.

Here’s everything you can expect.

MCR Student Social is back for just one day on Thursday, September 29 / Credit: MCR Student Social

Manchester Arndale

As the main hub of the MCR Student Social 2022, head to Manchester Arndale to spin the wheel during the ‘Student Digs’ for a chance to win prizes big and small perfect for your new home – with everything from toilet rolls, to gift cards to be won.

You can also challenge your friends to a nerve-wracking “Giant Human Buzzer” game, where the loser has to take out the trash for a month.

Also be sure to keep an eye out for the ‘Roaming Roulette’ team, where you’ll have to put your hand in the roulette box and guess the weird and wonderful textures for a chance to win other prizes.

game area

Place de la Bourse

If you head to Exchange Square, you can try your hand at Foam Ax Throwing, Pong, Crazy Golf and Virtual Bowling with Printworks.

Additionally, there will also be a table football tournament, giant games and more from Manchester BID.

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New and returning students can take advantage of great deals / Credit: Jason Lock Photography (via MCR Student Social)
There will also be live entertainment, competitions and games to participate in / Credit: Jason Lock Photography (via MCR Student Social)

Party area, information area and catering area

Market Street

Market Street is not only the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, but it is also home to the MCR Student Social Party Zone, Information Zone and Food Zone this year.

The Party Zone is where you’ll find Urban Playground’s The Cube, a chill-out zone, free samples of Nordic Spirit, aerial artists, dancers and games, as well as Les Manc’s DJ Truck plays the best hip-hop, funk and party anthems all day long.

In the information area, you can take on King Street Gym and Canal River Trust challenges, register with MINT Hospitality & Events people, listen to the Manchester Science Festival and chat with the Nationwide team.

Then, at the Food Zone, you can enjoy free pizzas from Franco Manca, freebies from Döner Shack, prizes from Barburrito, and more.

Featured Image – MCR Student Social


The ultimate guide to Wingfest Manchester – how to get tickets

Georgina Pellant
Georgina Pellant

The world’s biggest chicken wing festival returns to Manchester this weekend, bringing with it some of the UK’s best street traders.

Moving to the Trafford Center for 2022, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, Wingfest traders are preparing to serve 200,000 wings over a two-day period.

Catering to chicken lovers from near and far, the event will host a number of cooking demonstrations and eating contests over the coming weekend, including a famous hot wing challenge, so Brutal participants must sign a waiver in advance.

Food and drink

Image: Wing Festival
Image: Wing Festival

This weekend, you’ll find 20 different street vendors, restaurants, barbecue crews and pop-ups from across the country serving up their signature bites at Wingfest – whether fried, spiced, baked, sweet or sticky as hell. hell.

All wings are priced at £1.25 and will be sold in individual joints to allow voters to try as many wings as possible from each of the shopkeepers who will accept both cash and cards.

Elsewhere you will find bars selling different bourbons and beers. Please note that all event bars will be card only.

Water supply points will be available on site, and allergen information will be available from vendors on the day.


Image: Wing Festival
Image: Wing Festival

The UK’s top chicken experts will showcase their culinary skills through cooking demonstrations and a festival-wide competition – all bidding to be crowned Wing King or Queen.

This year’s trader competition is divided into two categories: best buffalo wing and best wild wing.

The first, rather self-explanatory, will see food traders battle it out to have their hot sauce crowned the best, while the wild category will encourage chefs to let their creativity run wild with different flavors and toppings.

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A total of 8,000 lucky chicken wing fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite wings throughout the weekend.

True wing aficionados should also consider entering the very naughty wing-eating contest, where brave and hungry individuals compete on the main stage to see who can eat the messiest wings.

The ‘Get Heated’ Lava Wing Challenge organized by the Food Review Club and the Clifton Chilli Club will cause carnage, only the brave will take part in the UK’s hottest wing challenge.

Ticket holders can register to participate in the day, announcements will be made from the main stage when registration opens.


Image: Wing Festival
Image: Wing Festival

As well as a range of different traders to sample, cooking demos to visit and cooking competitions to watch, there will also be ax throwing stations, fairground rides and live music throughout the weekend. end to create the festive atmosphere.

Manchester Wing Fest spectators can dance to killer DJs, live blues and marching bands, with a chicken wing in each hand, as the festival stretches late into the night.

Read more: World’s biggest chicken wing festival returns to Manchester

How to get tickets

Taking place on Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25, 2022, those descending can expect a day full of chicken, as well as plenty of music and entertainment. Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased here. Saturday tickets are sold out but there are still tickets available for Sunday.

Featured Image – Wing Fest


Popular I’m A Celeb themed ‘Jungle Beats’ challenge for students returns to Manchester

Sergeant Emily
Sergeant Emily

Daredevil students are invited to take on an epic late-night jungle challenge inspired by a reality TV show I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! this week.

Returning to Manchester after huge success and demand for tickets earlier this year, I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge announced that its popular ‘Jungle Beats’ series is back this week, and it is offering students arriving to study at universities in our city-area exclusive access to the hit Salford-based attraction.

Students and over-18s will take on a series of challenges that will put nerves and agility to the ultimate test.

Not knowing this I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge is it?

The new action-packed experience opened at MediaCityUK in July 2021, and it sees ‘sides’ compete to collect stars through a series of different physical and mental challenges, all set in an epic jungle setting. with Main Camp, The Throne, and Winner’s Bridge.

Daredevil students are invited to take on an epic late-night jungle challenge / Credit: I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge

Just like on the popular ITV reality show, whoever emerges victorious will be crowned ‘King or Queen of the Jungle’.

Which makes Jungle Beats: Volume II a little different from normal though, is that resident house DJ Sam Pratt will provide the ultimate backing track as camp mates race and tackle trials and challenges in an effort to bank stars and bring the glory of a victory home to the halls before darkness descends on the jungle each night.

Read more: I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge opening at Salford Quays this summer

And for those looking for something a little more refreshing after completing a challenge, the on-site Outback Shack will serve a cocktail of themed alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Jungle Beats: Volume II kicks off for beginners with the first of six events on Friday, September 23, followed by Saturday, September 24, Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, Friday, 7, and Saturday, October 8.

Tickets are available to book for just £25 per person, and you can grab your own here.

Featured Image – I’m A Celebrity… Jungle Challenge

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