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Thousands of students descend on shopping centre
THOUSANDS of excited students surged through the doors of Worcester’s CrownGate shopping centre for its first ever students-only event.
Queues of students filled Angel Place in anticipation of the event, which opened with a performance from the University of Worcester’s dance school.
More than 2,000 students registered for the event, receiving a free goody bag and access to offers and competitions on the night, and the centre’s footfall counters topped 6,000 as students took advantage of one-off discounts and giveaways.
The event was the culmination of months of planning, involving partners across the city, including the university and Worcester College of Technology, and CrownGate centre manager Erica Burlace said she was absolutely thrilled with its success.
She said: “To see the centre filled with so many enthusiastic students was a fantastic feeling, and we’ve had tremendous feedback from our retailers and event partners.”