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Coventry students set to shop until they drop as retailers keep their doors open

Shaun Reynolds 17th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS returning to Coventry will be warmly welcomed by the city’s retailers as traders and restaurateurs team up to host a special shopping event.

Taking place on Wednesday (October 5), the event is being led by Coventry BID and has attracted the attention of both national and independent stores.

Businesses including H&M, HMV, Pizza Hut and River Island will stay open late with wristband holders enjoying discounts from 6pm until 10pm to help them stock up on essentials and treats.

Upper Precinct will be home to 25 stalls, offering everything from gym memberships and clothing to food samples and beauty demonstrations.

Broadgate will also be getting involved as the heart of the city hosts various fairground rides with live DJs playing to keep shoppers entertained.

Trish Willetts, manager of Coventry BID, said the student shopping night is one of the biggest events in the city centre retail calendar.

She added: “The largest student discount event will return for its fourth year this October and we are already looking forward to what promises to be the event’s biggest year yet.

“The event is an ideal opportunity for traders to raise their profile and showcase their diverse offerings to over 10,000 students.

“As the student population across Coventry grows, it’s great to see huge enthusiasm from businesses who are keen to give their backing and get involved in any way they can.”

Students wishing to attend the shopping extravaganza are required to pre-register for the event to receive their free wristband.

Visit www.coventrycitycentre.co.uk for further information on Coventry BID and the shopping night.