Buxton shopping centre’s ‘lock-in’ for students is TONIGHT

The Springs Shopping Centre manager Carlon Stewart announcing the special students-only night.
The Springs Shopping Centre manager Carlon Stewart announcing the special students-only night.

A Buxton retail centre is hosting a special ‘lock-in’ shopping evening for students.

The Springs Shopping Centre will be opening its doors late tonight (Thursday) for students to take advantage of exclusive offers and enjoy free entertainment with a number of local organisations joining in on the night.

Buxton Opera House, Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre and the University of Derby Students’ Union (UDSU) are just a few names of those invited to entertain at the event in The Springs Shopping Centre on September 15th.

The event will also include an F1 simulator, an iPad giveaway and other prizes, professional photography and plenty of entertainment all free of charge on the night.

Carlon Stewart, The Springs Shopping Centre manager, said: “The Student Lock-In event is one we have been planning for a long time now. We have always wanted the local students to feel welcomed at the centre and this gives us the perfect platform for them to shop and take advantage of one night only discounts.

“With stores such as Next, JD Sports, Pandora & Superdrug, our retail offering is ideal for students. Being so close to the Dome means we are never more than a walk away as well.”

The Lock-In, as part of the official Freshers’ Fortnight programme, has been backed by the UDSU, who will be in attendance on the night. The two organisations have been working non-stop over the summer to ensure both the returning and new students have plenty to be excited about for the forthcoming year.

Julie Whiteley, Buxton Participation Coordinator at UDSU, said: “When The Springs approached us earlier this year, we immediately expressed our interest in giving a helping hand to make this a success.

“It is an opportunity that has never been available to students in the past, so we are very excited for the town’s first lock-in event.

“We made sure to fit the event in to the Freshers’ Fortnight schedule, so as many students can attend as possible. There will be free muffins for those first in as well!”

The lock-in event held at The Springs Shopping Centre will run tonight, Thursday September 15, between 6pm and 9pm.

Students must take along a valid form of student ID.