Countdown to Student Lock Down

26 September 2019

Student Lock Down discount event takes place this Monday, 30th September!

Students from across Swindon and Wiltshire are counting down the days until the third exclusive Student Lock Down event, which takes place in Swindon town centre on Monday 30th September, from 5-8pm.

Organised annually by inSwindon town centre BID, the event is another initiative which aims to support the town centre businesses in attracting fresh footfall. The FREE event attracted over 250 students in 2018 and has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2017.

Students are invited to arrive at The Crossing, inside The Brunel Shopping Centre for the Registration Zone which can be accessed via the escalator on Canal Walk or via The Brunel Shopping Centre’s entrances located on Havelock Square, Canal Walk and Brunel North Car Park*.

Those attending the event will be able to bag themselves exclusive discounts of up to 20% off in store, a FREE Goody Bag full of treats for the first 350 students, plus more items to collect from each participating store including goody bags from JD Sports, Footasylum and Virgin Media, as well as free gifts from stores including Wilko, Topshop, Topman and Sweets Galore, whilst stocks last.

An exclusive Envelope Prize Draw will also take place on the night for Students registered and signing up to the FREE Loyalty Club scheme. Packed with over 40 amazing prizes courtesy of town centre businesses including a PlayStation Classic from Retro Games HQ on Faringdon Road, 10 pairs of Swindon Town Football Club tickets, dinner for two at Nando’s, three 1 month FREE membership’s at Buzz Gym, Wyvern Theatre tickets to The Girl on the Train, plus food and drink vouchers, as well as a chance to win a Ukulele courtesy of Holmes Music. The full list of giveaways’, competitions and store opening times will be provided on the night for Students.

inSwindon BID CEO, Di Powell said, “We’re so excited about the return of the Student Lock Down and thrilled to have support of 34 businesses, each offering something exclusively for students, as well as prizes, event tickets and more. This is a chance for students to get together and take advantage of some fantastic offers right here in Swindon town centre and really make a night of it.”

The event promises to be brimming with businesses and activities offering something unique as well as live music. inSwindon BID, Buzz Gym, EDGE Bar and Clubroom, Metro Bank and Metro Man, MFOR Festival and Swindon Wildcats players will all feature at the Registration Zone inside The Crossing with some providing merchandise, information, prizes or money off vouchers and Retro Games HQ are providing a Gaming Zone for Students.

The Parade are also offering FREE mocktails at their FREE Tiki Bar between Metro Bank and Topshop and for every 20thmocktail served, there’s a chance to win £10 to spend at The Parade.

And there’s more! The Brunel Shopping Centre are hosting a FREE After Party in partnership with Soul Shack kicking off at 7pm with sets from DJ Nemzat The Crossing until 9pm, which will also feature the Gaming Zone from Retro Games HQ.

Businesses supporting the event include:

Blue Banana

Broccoli Pasta & Pizza

Buzz Gym

EGDE Bar & Clubroom




Holmes Music


Indy’s Vegan Kitchen

JD Sports


Metro Bank

MFOR Festival


Redhouse Records

Retro Games HQ

Roosters Grill Shack

Something Different

Soul Shack

Sweets Galore

Swindon Town Football Club

Swindon Wildcats

The Perfume Shop

Triple 222

The Brunel Shopping Centre

The Burger Priest

The Parade



Total Swindon

Virgin Media


Wyvern Theatre

*Please note, Brunel North Car Park closes at 8pm. Alternative parking can be found here: