The Bridges’ annual Student Raid to welcome students to the city

One of the most popular nights on the Sunderland calendar will return next Monday as both old and new students are welcomed to The Bridges’ annual Student Raid. 

The event will be held in the centre on September 25 from 6pm to 9pm, with most of the centre’s retailers taking part – some offering discounts of up to 30%. 

The Student Raid is always massively popular, with thousands of people turning up to enjoy the entertainment, giveaways and the opportunity to bag some bargains. 

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, with huge discounts, live performances and a festival vibe. 

Picture Credit: DAVID WOOD

H Samuel, River Island, Schuh, Clarks, Clinton Cards, The Perfume Shop, Select, The Fashion Bible and Be More Geek are all offering 20% discount on the night, as are The Body Shop – which will also be handing out a free gift to anyone who spends more than £30 – and H & M with a spend of £30 or more. 

New Look will also be offering a 20% discount with a spin-and-win game, while Claire’s Accessories will be giving a whopping 30% discount on the night. 

Pandora, Ann Summers, Hotel Chocolat, Trespass Batched and Caffe Nero will be giving a 15% discount, with further offers at Superdrug, HMV, Phone Trader and Leading Labels. 

Lush will be handing out a free gift on every spend over £20 as well as dishing out samples during the evening, with Holland and Barret, Greggs Café and Dawson and Sanderson also supporting the event. 

The event is free to attend but anyone wanting to go along will need to register in advance at 

Student Raid Registration – The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland ( 

Karen Eve, Centre Director at Bridges, said, “The Student Raid is a fantastic opportunity to introduce both college and university students into the city centre and lets them discover what we have to offer.” 

“It’s always a great night and as well as some amazing discounts, there’ll be competitions, giveaways and some brilliant entertainment. 

She added: “It’s the perfect opportunity for students to buy all of their essentials at some real bargain prices or even start some early Christmas shopping. 

“We are delighted that our retailers have really got behind the event once again and we know it’s going to be a fantastic night for everyone.” 


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