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Buxton shopping centre joins Freshers Fortnight with returning lock-in event for students

A local shopping centre is welcoming students for the new academic year ahead with a lock-in which has now been running for three years.

The Springs Shopping Centre is opening its doors later than usual for new students to take advantage of exclusive offers and enjoy free entertainment with a number of local organisations joining in on the night. It gives an opportunity for those new to the area to become familiar with what the Centre has to offer as they explore Buxton.

Buxton Opera House, New Bodies Gym and The Union of Students are just a few names of those who will be at the event in The Springs Shopping Centre on September 25th.

The event will also include an F1 simulator, Dance Machines, VR Experience, a Waitrose hamper giveaway and an additional £300 in prizes, professional photography and plenty of entertainment, which is all free of charge on the night.

Carlon Stewart, The Springs Shopping Centre manager, said: “The Student Lock-In event is one of the biggest dates in the diary for the centre. We are looking forward to welcoming the students to our biggest student lock-in to date, with the popular F1 Simulator returning and the added addition of a DJ, we are sure it’s going to be a wonderful evening.

“With stores such as New Look, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, JD & Superdrug, our retail offering is ideal for students. Being so close to the Dome means we are never more than a walk away.

“These events demonstrate the centre’s commitment as an integral part of the community – we use this as an opportunity to engage with the large student population here and welcome them to Buxton.”

The Lock-In, as part of the official Freshers’ Fortnight programme, has been backed by the Union of Students, 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.

Emma Taylor, Union of Students Advisor at UDSU, said: “We are really excited to working in partnership with The Springs to host the third year of the Student Lock-In, with the added addition of a DJ and VR Experience we are sure that everyone who attends will have a great night and take advantage of some fantastic offers.

“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 7pm – 9pm on Tuesday 25th September. Students must bring a valid form of student ID.

You can keep up to date with all the information for the event at:

www.facebook.com/TheSpringsShoppingCentre

https://www.facebook.com/DerbyUnion

@SpringsShopping & @derbyunion

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