Connswater car parking

Welcome to Connswater!

Back to Uni with Sam Cooke

We invited social media influencer, Sam Cooke, to Connswater shopping centre to showcase our wide range of back-to-uni styles and essentials.  

Sam visited many of our stores and picked out her favourite back-to-university must-haves! 


Moving out for the first time can be quite daunting, so make your university house your home and personalise it your own way. Start with a cosy duvet cover like these fabulous Cath Kidston duvet sets from Brand Max. Having a bed that is cosy and comfortable is the best thing for students coming home from a long day of studying – or a long night of partying. Next, personalise your living space with frames and pillows that complement your personal style. Imagine how cute your living room or bedroom would look with these LOVE pillows.  

Sam in Brand Max Left
Sam in Brand Max Right

Finally, Brand Max has you sorted when it comes to kitting out your new university kitchen. Having high-quality kitchen equipment from Tefal can inspire university students to cook their own healthy meals instead of opting for a takeaway every night!   

Brand Max 1


Going to university gives many students the opportunity to develop their own personal style. So be the bell of the lecture hall with the fabulous back-to-uni style available at Connswater.  

Stay cosy and warm with an oversized jumper paired with skinny black leggings, and black boots from New Look. Don’t forget to accessorise with a cute beanie and a handbag to carry your laptop, books, and pens. On those colder wintery mornings, you need a shacket from New Look that will enhance your outfit. 

New Look Connswater 3
New Look Connswater 2

For a cool and casual look, you need these black chunky loafers from New Look. Sam paired them with the green mini skirt, an oversized white shirt, a black knitted sweater vest and of course, a black backpack. 

New Look Connswater 1
New Look Connswater 4

If you are looking for a smart and sophisticated look, then peacocks at Connswater is where you need to go. Sam styled this beautiful brown check blazer with a pair of black straight-leg trousers and a black rucksack. We are obsessed!  

Peacocks 2


Going to university only means one thing – new stationery! Keep your notes organised and colour coordinated with stationery sets at the The Works. Finally, you won’t miss any of your university deadlines thanks to the selection of academic diaries available at Poundland. Here is Sam’s favourite style that comes in 3 different colours! 

The Works

Need to get some uni essentials? Visit Connswater Shopping Centre today!