Carmarthen town centre businesses are being urged to sign-up to the Student Take Over – an innovative retail event targeted specifically at the student market.

Carmarthenshire County Council’s economic development team has teamed up with the University of Wales Trinity St David (UWTSD), Yr Atom, Carmarthen Town Council, Merlin’s Walk, St Catherine’s Walk and the Trinity St David’s Student Union to bring this event to Carmarthen on September 28.

Student shopping events have become popular in recent years with students eager to get their hands on the best bargains as retailers offer one off discount and promotions for one night only.

Carmarthen town centre businesses are being encouraged to offer exclusive discounts, giveaways and competitions to attract students to spend in town between 6pm and 9pm on Thursday, September 28.

All retail businesses can get involved, including outlets offering food and drink.

The event will be promoted locally to students from UWTSD’s Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses, Coleg Sir Gâr campuses, and sixth form students from Carmarthen schools, with the potential for students to visit from other areas to sample what Carmarthen has to offer.

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council said: “We are delighted to see a student event return to Carmarthen town. With such a large target audience literally on the town centre’s doorstep, there is huge potential for local businesses, retailers and hospitality to benefit from this innovative promotional event. It is without doubt, am engaging way to interact with the student market and a fantastic opportunity for businesses in town to build relationships with new customers that will return again and again.”

John Nash, manager of St Catherine’s Walk, said: “We are really excited to be part of this event again, we know it’s going to be a great success and are looking forward to seeing the students enjoy shopping in our town again.”


  • Be a part of Carmarthen’s Student Take Over Event! If you run a retail business in Carmarthen, sign up to take part. Contact Alex Morgan, email 01267 242435

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