FESTIVAL Place will be hosting a private shopping night exclusively for students next month.

The Student Takeover will return to the Basingstoke shopping mall on Thursday, October 3.

The town's largest retail destination will  welcome those who are studying in for a night of discounts.

Selected retailers, including fashion and food outlets, will also be offering discounts from 5 per cent to 50 per cent off.

While Festival Place is offering shoppers the chance to win a £200 gift card ahead of the evening.

Among those taking part will be: Topshop, Topman, New Look, Office, Pandora, Paperchase, Superdry, GAP, The Perfume Shop, Ann Summers, Lipsy and Jack Wills.

Food retailers are also getting in on the action with Burger King offering a meal deal for £3.99 while newly-renovated Wimpy is giving shoppers a 50 per cent discount on food.

If Japanese food is more your vibe, Wagamama has a special wheel which diners can spin to win a prize.

Students aged 16 or older are able to register for the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/student-takeover-at-festival-place-registration-68502616169.

They will receive an e-ticket to allow them to pick up a wristband at one of the check-in desks at Festival Place, subject to verification via a valid student ID card or a letter from their college/university confirming enrolment.